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California Vaccine Bill Approved in Key Hearing
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A controversial bill that would require vaccination for nearly all California children to attend school — both public and private — cleared the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday.

The committee voted 7-2 on the bill, co-authored by Sens. Richard Pan (D-Sacramento) and Ben Allen (D-Santa Monica). Both Democrats and Republicans supported the bill. “It’s a strong sign that people want to be sure that we protect our kids, protect our schools and protect our communities from these preventable diseases,” Pan said of Wednesday’s vote.