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Anti-hazing “Sam’s Law” enacted in Washington

Bycbs editor

Apr 4, 2022

An replace on our tale from this beyond November approximately hazing. Sam Martinez, a 19-year-antique freshman at Washington State University, died of acute alcohol poisoning at the same time as pledging the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity.

His mother and father, Hector Martinez and Jolayne Houtz instructed us the countrywide fraternity concealed the nearby chapter’s hazing records and hindered the research of Sam’s death.

“If we had recognized even a fragment of what we recognise now,” Houtz said, “Sam by no means would’ve desired to enroll in that fraternity.”

His mother and father commenced a marketing campaign to reinforce Washington’s hazing legal guidelines and to reveal fraternities’ disciplinary records.

“Sam’s Law,” became signed via way of means of Governor Jay Inslee on Wednesday.