The Timothy J. Piazza Antihazing Law, sponsored by Senator Jake Corman, has unanimously passed the State Senate, and is now headed for Governor Wolf’s desk.
The bill changes penalties for a hazing-related death to include felony charges and forfeiture of property.
Tom Kline, the attorney for the Piazza family tells WTAJ that they are pleased about the progress of the bill in Pennsylvania and hope it will become a model to every other states in the country.
Senator Corman is pushing for the governor to sign it as soon as possible, to give closure to the Piazza family.
“You’ll never get over the pain that they’ve gone through as a parent,” said Corman. “But at least now their actions and their son’s death will lead to this never happening again to another parent.
Governor Wolf is expected to sign it into law within 10 days.