Governor DeWine Signs Anti-Hazing Bill Sponsored by Stephanie Kunze
COLUMBUS – After two-and-a-half years of fighting, Governor Mike DeWine signed Collin’s Law: Ohio’s Anti-Hazing Act. I’ve been passionately supporting this legislation from its inception, and I’m proud of what it will accomplish for Ohio’s children.Collin Wiant tragically passed away from a fraternity hazing accident. Now, thanks to the efforts of his family, hazing is a felony in Ohio.At the signing, Governor DeWine said, “We simply in Ohio cannot tolerate hazing, and we’re saying with this bill that we will not tolerate hazing.” I think this is an important step for the safety and security of future generations. Ohio parents deserve to know their children are in safe hands when they send them off to college, and thanks to Collin’s law, we can provide real peace of mind.Kathleen Wiant made a promise to her son, and now she is making a promise to every Ohio child as she honors him.Kathleen embraced Governor DeWine after he signed the bill. Thanks to their dedication and hard work, our children can have a safer, more successful college experience.