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State bill to force parents to vaccinate schoolchildren stalls
San Francisco Chronicle

A bill to prevent parents from opting their children out of school-required vaccinations could be headed for a major rewrite after lawmakers heard impassioned testimony from hundreds of parents who threatened to take their kids out of school. The controversial bill stalled in the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday after committee Chairwoman Carol Liu, D-La Cañada Flintridge (Los Angeles County), cautioned bill author Sen. Richard Pan, D-Sacramento, that a vote Wednesday would likely kill the bill.