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New anti-hazing law

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Queens Assemblyman David Weprin has announced a bill called "Michael’s law."

The proposal prohibits all physical conduct and activities by fraternities during pledge ceremonies.

The bill is named after Baruch College fraternity member, Chun Michael Deng, who died from a brain injury during an alleged hazing ritual back in December.

The current law only prohibits conduct that creates a substantial risk of physical injury.

The teen was allegedly blindfolded and forced to carry a 20-pound bag of sand while being tackled by other members of the Asian-American fraternity.

At one point he was shoved and fell over, hitting his head, police said.

The death of the New York college freshman has been declared a homicide.

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