HB1234 Prohibits female genital mutilation.
Sponsor: Ostmann, Cindy (14) Effective Date:00/00/0000
CoSponsor: Williams, Deleta (121) LR Number: 2724L.01I
Last Action: COMMITTEE: CRIMINAL LAW
02/09/2000 - Public Hearing Held (H)
HB1234
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HB 1234 -- Female Genital Mutilation

Co-Sponsors:  Ostmann, Williams (121)

This bill makes it a class B felony to excise or infibulate, in
whole or in part, the genital organs of a female less than 17
years old, or to permit these procedures to be done.  Neither
the belief that such conduct is required as a matter of custom,
ritual, or standard practice, nor the consent of the child or
the child's parents is an affirmative defense.  The bill does
make such procedures permissible if necessary to preserve the
health of the child or for medical purposes associated with
labor or birth.


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