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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.
Passed 105 to 2 in the House on June 8, 2017.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
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
Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate 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 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 House on June 15, 2017
Passed 105 to 2 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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