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H.R.5638 - Service Member Anti-Hazing Act
To direct the Secretary concerned to develop and implement policies and procedures to prevent and respond to hazing in the Armed Forces, and for other purposes.
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SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
SEC. 2. DUTIES OF THE SECRETARY CONCERNED.
(2) develop and implement a program to train members of that branch of the Armed Forces on the dangers of and the need to avoid hazing and on issues related to diversity, which each such member shall attend not less than annually;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(3) expand any policies for reporting incidents of hazing to include a phone service through which an individual can anonymously call to report incidents of hazing in that branch of the Armed Forces; andCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(4) develop and implement a procedure to transfer a member of that branch of the Armed Forces who has been the victim of a substantiated incident of hazing to another unit in such branch of the Armed Forces.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 3. MILITARY HAZING PREVENTION OVERSIGHT PANEL.
(2) monitor the policies, programs, and procedures described in section 2(a) and make recommendations to the Secretary concerned, based on the data collected in section 2(b), on ways to improve such policies, programs, and procedures.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 4. DEFINITIONS.
(a) Hazing- The term ‘hazing’ means any conduct whereby a member of the Armed Forces, regardless of branch or rank, without proper authority causes another member to suffer, or be exposed to, any activity which is cruel, abusive, humiliating, oppressive, demeaning, or harmful, and includes--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
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