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SB 1241 Female genital mutilation; criminal penalty and civil action.

Introduced by: Siobhan S. Dunnavant | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

Female genital mutilation; criminal penalty and civil action. Makes it a felony with a punishment of 20 years to life, five of which shall be a mandatory minimum, for any person to knowingly circumcise, excise, or infibulate the labia major, labia minora, or clitoris of a minor. The bill makes it a Class 2 felony for any parent or guardian charged with the care of a minor to consent to such circumcision, excision, or infibulation. The bill also provides a civil cause of action for any person injured by such circumcision, excision, or infibulation.


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