College fraternities and sororities have been under pressure in recent years to stop pressuring people to drink dangerous amounts of alcohol, consume drugs and other acts to join those groups, known as hazing.
The legislation is named after Max Gruver, a Roswell teen who died in 2017 from fraternity hazing at Louisiana State University. Albers pushed a similar bill last year, but legislative action on it was suspended when the coronavirus pandemic halted operations at the state Capitol.
Albers made his pitch for the bill Friday while Gruver’s parents and girlfriend watched online.
“Max was full of life,” Albers said. “He was a son, a brother, a friend to all with a bright future that was cut way too short.”