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H. Rept. 116-506: Strengthening the Opposition to Female Genital Mutilation Act of 2020, Report to Accompany H.R. 6100, September 16, 2020   [open pdf - 273KB]

From the Purpose and Summary: "H.R. 6100, the 'Strengthening the Opposition to Female Genital Mutilation Act of 2020,' or 'STOP FGM Act of 2020,' would amend Section 116 of Title 18 to clarify the manner in which female genital mutilation (FGM) is prohibited in the U.S. Code. Specifically, the bill explicitly defines what types of procedures constitute female genital mutilation. In doing so, H.R. 6100 would fortify the prohibition against FGM. The STOP FGM Act of 2020 makes it a federal criminal act to knowingly (1) perform, attempt to perform, or conspire to perform female genital mutilation on a minor; (2) facilitate or consent to the female genital mutilation of a minor, while being a parent, guardian, or caretaker of the minor; or (3) transport a minor for the purpose of the performance of female genital mutilation on the minor. H.R. 6100 would increase the statutory maximum term of imprisonment for a violation of the federal statute pertaining to FGM-- 18 U.S.C. § 116--from 5 years to 10 years. It would prohibit a defendant charged under section 116 from using as a defense the argument that they were compelled to commit the offense because of religion, custom, tradition, ritual, or standard practice."

Report Number:
H. Rept. 116-506; House Report 116-506
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Date:
2020-09-16
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Public Domain
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U.S. Government Publishing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
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pdf
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