This bill amends the Crimes Act 1961 to update the definition of female genital mutilation (FGM) to ensure all types of FGM are illegal in New Zealand and all women and girls are adequately protected from FGM. This bill has four members-in-charge: Jenny Marcroft, Priyanca Radhakrishnan, Golriz Ghahraman, and Jo Hayes.
Royal Assent given 06 August 2020.
Enacted as the Crimes (Definition of Female Genital Mutilation) Amendment Act 2020 (2020/53)
|Bill type||Member's bill|
|Introduced||4 December 2019|
|First reading||4 December 2019|
|Select Committee||Health Committee|
|Public submissions due||27 January 2020|
|Select Committee report back||22 July 2020|
|Second reading||29 July 2020|
|Committee of the whole House||29 July 2020|
|Third reading||29 July 2020|
|Royal Assent||6 August 2020|
|Enacted as||Crimes (Definition of Female Genital Mutilation) Amendment Act 2020 (2020/53)|
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