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Calif. Moves Closer To Banning Vaccine ‘Personal Belief’ Exemptions
National Public Radio

California’s state Senate has passed a bill to eliminate “personal belief exemptions” that currently allow parents to opt out of having their school-age children vaccinated.

SB 277, sponsored by Democratic Sens. Richard Pan of Sacramento and Ben Allen of Santa Monica, passed 25 to 10 and now advances to the Assembly.

The bill’s sponsors introduced the legislation following an outbreak of measles in Disneyland that started in December and sickened dozens. Most of those who became ill had never been vaccinated against measles.