Crimes (Definition of Female Genital Mutilation) Amendment Bill

About this bill

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.

Current status

Royal Assent given 06 August 2020.
Enacted as the Crimes (Definition of Female Genital Mutilation) Amendment Act 2020 (2020/53)

Member of Parliament responsible

Jenny Marcroft

Bill type

Member's bill

All data
Bill type Member's bill
Parliament 52
Ref 194-2
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)
Divided No

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