“It is truly zero tolerance,” Gov. DeWine said of the bill.
Collin’s Law is named in honor of Collin Wiant who died in a hazing incident at Ohio University in 2018.
“This is really a question of culture,” Gov. DeWine said moments before signing the bill. “For decades, the culture of hazing has been accepted as something that is tolerated. This bill says that going forward, hazing in the state of Ohio is simply not tolerated. Culture, as we know, is the hardest thing to change.”
So what does Collin’s Law actually do? Here are the highlights as outlined by Gov. DeWine:
“We have passed model legislation in Ohio that the rest of the country can look to in their fight to eradicate hazing,” Wiant’s mother said.