Vaccine exemption bill fails to muster enough votes to win passage

Close-up medical syringe with a vaccine.

A bill removing the power of the state health secretary to limit the spread of infectious diseases and broadening a vaccine exemption for school children failed to win passage in the Kansas Senate early Friday morning.

The expansive health bill came up two votes short of the 21 needed to pass as the Legislature met into the early morning hours Friday, plowing through a series of big-ticket items as lawmakers prepared to break for . . .


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