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Vaccine Bill Clears the Senate

Vaccine Bill Clears the Senate

The Senate on Tuesday gave final legislative approval to a bill that places an additional hurdle in front of parents seeking to exempt their children from vaccinations for religious reasons. But even as members of the chamber were debating the measure's merits, they were already looking at another bill that would dilute the proposed new rules. Instead of requiring parents to submit a notarized form every year to opt out of the state's vaccination mandate, as the bill requires, the follow-up measure will specify that those forms will only have to be presented twice before the child turns 18. The revisions, which must receive the approval of both the House and the Senate...