About the bill
H.R. 3317 would increase the federal penalty for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) from up to 5 years of imprisonment to up to 15 years of imprisonment. The bill also calls on states to ensure that they have proper laws in place for healthcare providers, school officials, and adults to report suspected FGM to local law enforcement.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Michigan's 11th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Dec 6, 2017
Length: 2 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on December 5, 2017 but was never passed by the Senate.
What legislators are saying
“Bill Co-sponsored by Smith Against Female Genital Mutilation Passes House”
— Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4] (Co-sponsor) on Dec 5, 2017
H.R. 3317 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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