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2017 House Bill 4661: Allow victims of female genital mutilation to sue

Public Act 78 of 2017

Introduced by Rep. Beth Griffin (R) on May 25, 2017 To allow a victim of female genital mutilation to sue for damages. House Bill 4641 increases the statute of limitations so a suit could be filed any time before the victim reaches age 18. Other bills would make it a crime subject to 15 years in prison to perform a clitoridectomy, infibulation, or other female genital mutilation on a girl age 17 or younger.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Law and Justice Committee on May 25, 2017
Reported in the House on June 6, 2017 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Passed 107 to 0 in the House on June 8, 2017.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
(same description)
To allow a victim of female genital mutilation to sue for damages. House Bill 4641 increases the statute of limitations so a suit could be filed any time before the victim reaches age 18. Other bills would make it a crime subject to 15 years in prison to perform a clitoridectomy, infibulation, or other female genital mutilation on a girl age 17 or younger.
Received in the Senate on June 13, 2017
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on June 13, 2017
Reported in the Senate on June 15, 2017 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on June 15, 2017.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
(same description)
To allow a victim of female genital mutilation to sue for damages. House Bill 4641 increases the statute of limitations so a suit could be filed any time before the victim reaches age 18. Other bills would make it a crime subject to 15 years in prison to perform a clitoridectomy, infibulation, or other female genital mutilation on a girl age 17 or younger.
Received in the House on June 15, 2017
Passed 107 to 0 in the House on June 20, 2017.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on July 11, 2017

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