HENDERSON, Ky. (WEHT) – Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear signed Lofton’s Law on Monday.

The anti-hazing bill is named in honor of Lofton Hazelwood. The Henderson teenager was a freshman at the University of Kentucky when he lost his life due to alcohol poisoning in 2021. An investigation showed that during a fraternity pledging event he ingested 18 shots of bourbon in a short period of time.

The bill makes hazing that results in bodily injury or death a Class D felony in Kentucky.