2017 Maryland Code
Criminal Law
Title 3 - Other Crimes Against the Person
Subtitle 6 - Abuse and Other Offensive Conduct
§ 3-607. Hazing

  • (a) Prohibited. -- A person may not recklessly or intentionally do an act or create a situation that subjects a student to the risk of serious bodily injury for the purpose of an initiation into a student organization of a school, college, or university.
  • (b) Penalty. -- A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 6 months or a fine not exceeding $ 500 or both.
  • (c) Prohibited defense. -- The implied or express consent of a student to hazing is not a defense under this section.
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