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2017 House Bill 4636: Criminalize female genital mutilation of minors

Public Act 68 of 2017

Introduced by Rep. Michele Hoitenga (R) on May 23, 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 House Law and Justice Committee on May 23, 2017
Reported in the House on June 6, 2017
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
To 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. 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 13, 2017
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on June 13, 2017
Received in the House on June 15, 2017
To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on July 11, 2017

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