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NH HB1011

HEALTHCAREINTRODUCED

Relative to prohibiting male genital mutilation.

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A person is guilty of a class A felony if: (a) The person knowingly physically or chemically removes, alters, or renders impotent, the whole or any part of the penis, testicles, or scrotum of a male minor, with the exception of the accepted practice of circumcision of the foreskin at birth with parental consent. (b) The parent, guardian, or other person legally responsible or charged with the care or custody of a male minor allows the physical or chemical removal, alteration, or rendering impotent, in whole or in part, of such minor’s penis, testicles, or scrotum, with the exception of the accepted practice of circumcision of the foreskin at birth with parental consent. (c) The person knowingly removes or causes or permits the removal of a male minor from this state for the purpose of physical or chemical removal, alteration, or rendering impotent, in whole or in part, of such minor’s penis, testicles, or scrotum, with the exception of the accepted practice of circumcision of the foreskin at birth with parental consent.

II. It shall not be a defense to prosecution for a violation of this section that the conduct described in paragraph I is required as a matter of custom, ritual, or religious practice, or that the minor on whom it is performed, or the minor's parent or legal guardian, consented to the procedure.

III. If the action described in paragraph I is performed by a licensed physician during a surgical procedure, it shall not be a violation of this section if the procedure is necessary to the physical health of the minor on whom it is performed.

IV. Any child subjected to conduct prohibited by paragraph I, but which is not justified pursuant to paragraph III, shall be considered an abused child pursuant to RSA 169-C:3, II.

Legislative Session

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2024 Regular Session

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2024-01-1809:30HearingLegislative Office Building 202-204Criminal Justice and Public Safety Public Hearing

History

DateAction
2024-02-01Inexpedient to Legislate: Motion Adopted Voice Vote 02/01/2024 House Journal 3 P. 3
2024-01-24Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate 01/19/2024 (Vote 17-0; Consent Calendar) House Calendar 4 P. 3
2024-01-09Public Hearing: 01/18/2024 09:30 am Legislative Office Building 202-204
2023-11-27Introduced 01/03/2024 and referred to Criminal Justice and Public Safety