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2017 Senate Bill 337: Criminalize female genital mutilation of minors

Public Act 70 of 2017

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 a girl 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.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
(same description)
To make it a crime subject to 15 years in prison to perform a clitoridectomy, infibulation, or other female genital mutilation on a girl 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
Reported in the House on June 6, 2017 Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Substitute offered by Rep. Michele Hoitenga (R) on June 15, 2017 To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance as previously described.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on June 15, 2017
Passed 105 to 2 in the House on June 15, 2017.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
(same description)
To make it a crime subject to 15 years in prison to perform a clitoridectomy, infibulation, or other female genital mutilation on a girl 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 Senate on June 22, 2017
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on July 11, 2017

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