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2017 Senate Bill 368: Criminalize female genital mutilation of minors

Public Act 71 of 2017

Introduced by Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker (R) on May 9, 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 age 17 or younger. Also, to authorize the same penalty for knowingly transporting a girl from Michigan for this purpose. 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 May 9, 2017
Reported in the Senate on May 10, 2017
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
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. Diana Farrington (R) on June 15, 2017
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on June 15, 2017
Received in the Senate on June 22, 2017
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on July 11, 2017

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