AN ACT TO CLARIFY THE PROHIBITION ON THE MUTILATION OF THE GENITALS OF A FEMALE UNDER THE AGE OF 18 YEARS. SL 2019-183. Enacted August 1, 2019. Effective October 1, 2019.
Summary date: Aug 5 2019 - More information
Summary date: Jul 16 2019 - More information
House amendment to the 3rd edition makes the following change. Makes the act effective October 1 (was, August 1), 2019.
Summary date: Jul 15 2019 - More information
House committee substitute to the 2nd edition makes the following change. Makes the act effective August 1 (was, December 1), 2019.
Summary date: Mar 19 2019 - More information
Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Modifies proposed GS 14-28.1, Female genital mutilation of a child. Now provides for the legislative intent of the statute. Makes organizational and clarifying changes to the Class C felony offenses established. Makes the offense of consenting to mutilation applicable to a parent or person providing care to or supervision of a child less than 18 years of age (was, a parent, guardian, or other person responsible for a minor) and includes consenting to or permitting unlawful female genital mutilation, as described (previously, permitting the mutilation was not included in the offense). Makes the offense of removal for mutilation applicable to a parent or person providing care to or supervision of a child less than 18 years of age (was, a parent, guardian, or other person responsible for a minor) and includes knowingly removing or permitting the removal of a child from the State for the purpose of having the minor's female genitalia mutilated, as described (previously, the offense additionally included causing the removal of a child from the State for the same purpose). Makes conforming changes.
Summary date: Jan 31 2019 - More information
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.
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