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California vaccine bill SB 277 passes Assembly; will Jerry Brown sign it?
The Mercury News

After months of rancorous debate and emotional pleas from parents, a bill that would force most Californians to vaccinate their children cleared its last major legislative hurdle on Thursday.

So now the only question is: Will California’s famously unpredictable governor give the measure his blessing?

Senate Bill 277, which mandates vaccinations for all schoolchildren regardless of their parents’ personal or religious beliefs, passed on a 46-to-30 vote in the state Assembly after an hourlong impassioned debate. That much was expected, as is Monday’s pro forma Senate vote to approve the bill again and send it to Gov. Jerry Brown for his signature.