2018 New York Laws
PEN - Penal
Part 3 - Specific Offenses
Title H - Offenses Against the Person Involving Physical Injury, Sexual Conduct, Restraint and Intimidation
Article 120 - Assault and Related Offenses
120.16 - Hazing in the First Degree.

Universal Citation: NY Penal L § 120.16 (2018)
§ 120.16 Hazing in the first degree.

A person is guilty of hazing in the first degree when, in the course of another person's initiation into or affiliation with any organization, he intentionally or recklessly engages in conduct, including, but not limited to, making physical contact with or requiring physical activity of such other person, which creates a substantial risk of physical injury to such other person or a third person and thereby causes such injury.

Hazing in the first degree is a class A misdemeanor.


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