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Amendment

 

February Session, 2018

LCO No. 4593

   
 

*SB0050904593SRO*

Offered by:

 

SEN. SUZIO, 13th Dist.

 

To: Subst. Senate Bill No. 509

File No. 615

Cal. No. 365

"AN ACT CONCERNING NEWLY DISCOVERED EVIDENCE."

After the last section, add the following and renumber sections and internal references accordingly:

"Sec. 501. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, a person is guilty of performing female genital mutilation when such person knowingly circumcises, excises or infibulates the whole or any part of the labia majora or labia minora or clitoris of a person under the age of eighteen.

(b) A surgical operation is not a violation of subsection (a) of this section if such operation is (1) necessary to the health of the person on whom it is performed, and is performed by a physician licensed pursuant to chapter 370 of the general statutes; or (2) performed on a person in labor or who has just given birth by a physician licensed pursuant to chapter 370 of the general statutes, a nurse-midwife licensed pursuant to chapter 377 of the general statutes or a person in training to become such a physician or nurse-midwife. A surgical operation is not necessary to the health of the person on whom it is performed if the basis for such necessity is the belief of such person or any other person that such operation is required as a matter of custom or ritual.

(c) Performing female genital mutilation is a class D felony."

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Sec. 501

from passage

New section