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H.R. 3317: SAFE Act of 2017

The text of the bill below is as of Dec 6, 2017 (Referred to Senate Committee).


IIB

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.

1.

Short title

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

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.

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.

Karen L. Haas,

Clerk.