California Senators Look To Amend Childhood Vaccination Bill To Facilitate Passage
California Sens. Richard Pan (D-Sacramento) and Ben Allen (D-Redondo Beach) plan to amend a bill (SB 277) that would end all personal belief exemptions to childhood vaccination requirements to make it less restrictive and help its potential for passage in the state Legislature. The proposed changes would "grandfather" many students whose already have claimed personal belief exemptions to vaccination requirements, allowing tens of thousands of children to delay or avoid the vaccinations.
- "California Vaccine Exemptions: Lawmakers Dilute Legislation To Ease Passage" (Seipel, San Jose Mercury News, 5/9).