Female genital mutilation; criminal penalty. (HB95)

Introduced By

Del. Jason Miyares (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patron Del. Charles Poindexter (R-Glade Hill)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Female genital mutilation; criminal penalty. Increases from a Class 1 misdemeanor to a Class 6 felony the penalty for any person to knowingly circumcise, excise, or infibulate the labia major, labia minora, or clitoris of a minor; for any parent or guardian charged with the care of a minor to consent to such circumcision, excision, or infibulation; or for any parent or guardian charged with the care of a minor to knowingly remove or cause of permit the removal of such minor from the Commonwealth for the purposes of performing such circumcision, excision, or infibulation. Amends § 19.2-8, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
12/12/2017Committee
12/12/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101485D
12/12/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
12/13/2017Impact statement from VCSC (HB95)
01/16/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB95)
02/15/2018Left in Courts of Justice