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Mandatory vaccine legislation easily clears Assembly health committee
The Mercury News

An incendiary bill that would reverse California’s liberal vaccine exemption law was overwhelmingly approved Tuesday by the state Assembly Health Committee, the sole Assembly panel that will take up the measure.

Before a chamber packed with hundreds of opponents to the legislation, the 12-6 vote followed five hours of public testimony from experts, spirited debate between experts and Assembly members, and a parade of parents who came to the lectern to argue that the bill removes their fundamental right to decide how to care for their own children.