Close
Bonneville Phoenix Network
 KTAR News
 Arizona Sports
92.3 FM KTAR
Menu
Social
Latest News

Arizona House committee OKs bill banning female circumcision

PHOENIX -- An Arizona House committee has approved a bill outlawing female genital mutilation that's known as female circumcision.

The Committee on Judiciary unanimously approved Senate Bill 1342 on Thursday. The bill barred genital mutilation on girls under 18 and would make a first-time violation and conviction punishable by five to 14 years in prison and a minimum $25,000 fine.

Bill sponsor Republican Sen. Judy Burges of Sun City West said female genital mutilation is a problem that's beginning to appear in the United States.

The Senate approved the bill unanimously last month. It will now go to the House of Representatives.

World Class Arizona

  • APSWorld Class Arizona with Arizona's largest and longest-serving electricity utility. APS serves more than 1.2 million customers in 11 of the state's 15 counties.

Voice For A Better Arizona

About the Author


Comments

comments powered by Disqus
Latest News