H.R. 6100: STOP FGM Act of 2020

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Date of Report

Mon June 29th, 2020

Legislation Details

116th Congress

To amend title 18, United States Code, to clarify the criminalization of female genital mutilation, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee — D — TX

Expands the scope of punishable offenses related to FGM to include: attempting or conspiring to perform FGM, being the parent, guardian, or caretaker of a minor and facilitating or consenting to FGM of that minor, and transporting a minor for the purpose of subjecting her to FGM. Under current law, carrying out female genital mutilation (FGM) on someone below the age of 18 is a crime, punishable by fine or imprisonment. The bill also prohibits, as a legal defense to prosecution for such crimes, the assertion by a defendant that FGM is required as a matter of religion, custom, tradition, or ritual.

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