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Bill to deny financial aid for convicted hazers passes committee

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The Senate Higher Education Committee advanced legislation Thursday that would make a student ineligible for state financial aid upon a conviction for hazing.

Sen. Troy Singleton, D-7th District, sponsored the legislation.

“For too long, hazing has been used as a rite of passage into college fraternities and sororities,” Singleton said in a statement. “It is dangerous, it is irresponsible, and tragically, it is sometimes deadly. However, as a member of a Greek organization, I am saying ‘enough is enough.’

Senate Bill 3039, heads to the full Senate for further consideration.

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David Hutter grew up in Darien, Conn., and covers higher education, transportation and manufacturing for NJBIZ. He can be reached at dhutter@njbiz.com.

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