2221 112th CONGRESS
H. R. 2221
To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide
penalties for transporting minors in foreign commerce for the purposes of female
genital mutilation.IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Mr. CROWLEY (for himself, Mrs. BONO MACK, Mrs. BLACKBURN,
Mr. FRANKS of Arizona, Mr. KING of New York, Mr. PITTS, Mrs. SCHMIDT, Mr. TIBERI,
Mr. SCHOCK, Mr. DENT, Mr. JONES, Ms. BALDWIN, Ms. BERKLEY, Mr. BLUMENAUER, Mrs.
MALONEY, Mr. MATHESON, Mr. MCDERMOTT, Mr. MCGOVERN, Mr. NADLER, and Ms. WASSERMAN
SCHULTZ) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on
To amend title
18, United States Code, to provide penalties for transporting minors in foreign
commerce for the purposes of female genital mutilation.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States
of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the `Girls Protection Act of 2011'.
2. TRANSPORT FOR FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION.
Section 116 of title
18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:
`(d) Whoever knowingly transports a person in foreign commerce for the purpose
of conduct with regard to that person that would be a violation of subsection
(a) if the conduct occurred within the United States, or attempts to do so, shall
be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both.'.