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H.R. 3317: SAFE Act of 2017

The text of the bill below is as of Jul 19, 2017 (Introduced).


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115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3317

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 19, 2017

(for himself and Mrs. Carolyn B. Maloney of New York) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

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 or the SAFE Act.

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.