Bill expanding vaccine exemptions fails to get out of committee

Close-up medical syringe with a vaccine.

A Senate committee on Thursday morning voted down a bill broadening an exemption for vaccines by requiring schools and day care centers to grant waivers to children on the basis of a sincerely held religious belief without further inquiry.

The Senate health committee voted 4-3 to sideline the bill, which had already been narrowed after it originally required employers across the state to grant exemptions from vaccine mandates to their workers based on their faith.

The committee removed the employer section from the bill - leaving it . . .


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