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H.R. 3317 - Stopping Abusive Female Exploitation Act of 2017
Introduced: 2017-12-06
Bill Status: Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
 
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115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 3317


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

December 6, 2017

    Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


AN ACT

    To amend title 18, United States Code, to increase the penalty for female genital mutilation, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Stopping Abusive Female Exploitation Act of 2017” or the “SAFE Act of 2017”.

SEC. 2. Increased penalty for female genital mutilation.

Section 116 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by striking “5 years” each place it appears and inserting “15 years”.

SEC. 3. Sense of Congress.

It is the sense of Congress that States should have in place laws that require health care professionals, teachers, and other school employees to report to local law enforcement agencies any instance of suspected female genital mutilation.

Passed the House of Representatives December 5, 2017.

    Attest:karen l. haas,   
    Clerk.

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