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California Law To Curtail Vaccine Exemptions Clears Hurdle
National Public Radio

The controversial bill that would require almost all children entering day care or school in California to be vaccinated crossed another key hurdle Thursday, as the state Assembly approved it by a vote of 46-30.

The bill, SB 277, now returns to the state Senate, where lawmakers will be asked to concur with amendments made in the Assembly.

If it passes out of the Legislature, the bill would then move to the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown. The governor hasn’t indicated whether he’ll sign the bill, but a spokesman said via email that Brown “believes that vaccinations are profoundly important and a major public health benefit and any bill that reaches his desk will be closely considered.”