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2017 Senate Bill 337: Criminalize female genital mutilation of minors
Introduced by Sen. Margaret O'Brien (R) on April 27, 2017 To make it a crime subject to 15 years in prison to perform a clitoridectomy, infibulation, or other female genital mutilation on person less than age 18. Claims that the procedure is required by custom or ritual would be explicitly excluded as a defense to prosecution.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on April 27, 2017
Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on May 17, 2017.
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(same description)
To make it a crime subject to 15 years in prison to perform a clitoridectomy, infibulation, or other female genital mutilation on person less than age 18. Claims that the procedure is required by custom or ritual would be explicitly excluded as a defense to prosecution.
Received in the House on May 17, 2017
Referred to the House Law and Justice Committee on May 17, 2017

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