CA Senate sends mandatory vaccines bill to governor

After months of packed committee hearings and lengthy floor debates, California’s controversial mandatory vaccinations proposal finally heads to Gov. Jerry Brown for consideration.

In a 24-14 concurrence vote, the state Senate on Monday accepted Assembly amendments to Senate Bill 277, which would eliminate California’s personal and religious belief exemptions for vaccinating schoolchildren, and sent the measure to Brown’s desk for a signature.

“The Assembly amendments further clarify our goal to ensure that all children are safe at school and all children have access to education,” said state Sen. Richard Pan, D-Sacramento, the bill’s author.

As is customary for Brown, he has given little indication of whether he will sign or veto SB 277.

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