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FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky lawmakers passed a bill aimed at criminalizing hazing on Thursday, the final day before lawmakers began an extended break to give the governor time to consider signing or vetoing the bills sent to him.

After making a few changes, the state House passed Senate Bill 9 on a 96-3 vote to make hazing a crime, responding to calls for action following a university student’s death. The measure is now on its way to Gov. Andy Beshear for his signature.

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