Bill Summary for S 9 (2019-2020)
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AN ACT TO CLARIFY THE PROHIBITION ON THE MUTILATION OF THE GENITALS OF A FEMALE UNDER THE AGE OF 18 YEARS.Intro. by Krawiec, Sawyer, Ballard.
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Enacts GS 14-28.1, making it a Class C felony to: (1) knowingly mutilate female genitalia of a minor, as described; (2) for a parent, guardian, or other person responsible for a minor to consent to female genitalia mutilation, as described; or (3) for a parent, guardian, or other person responsible for a minor to knowingly remove or cause or permit the removal of the minor from the State for the purpose of having the minor's female genitalia mutilated, as described. Excepts from the prohibition surgical operations necessary for the health of the person or for medical purposes connected to labor and delivery that are performed by a licensed medical practitioner or other licensed professional, as specified. Explicitly provides that it is not a defense that the person on whom the genital mutilation is performed believes the procedure to be a required custom or ritual, or that the person consented to the procedure. Provides a severability clause. Effective December 1, 2019, and applies to offenses committed on or after that date.