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Bill eliminating vaccine exemptions clears key California Senate committee
Orange County Register

A bill to compel more parents to vaccinate their children picked up steam Wednesday, passing the Senate Education Committee on a 7 to 2 vote.

The bill – which was introduced in the wake of the measles outbreak that started at Disneyland Resort – would severely tighten existing laws by eliminating the state’s controversial personal belief and religious exemptions so only schoolchildren with health problems could opt out of vaccines.