EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (KSDK) – An Illinois lawmaker hopes to get harsher penalties enacted for those who participate in the latest trend, the "knockout game."

Rep. Dwight Kay (R-Glen Carbon) introduced the Knockout Assault Prevention Act, which would make the violent act a Class 2 felony with a 3-7 year prison sentence. IN addition, in juvenile courts, if a minor commits the act, the case could be turned over to an adult criminal court.

The Knockout Game has recorded a number of violent acts across the country, including in Missouri, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Washington D.C.