After delay, lawmakers to vote on California vaccine bill

April 22, 2015 6:29 AM

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A contentious bill that would require California schoolchildren to be vaccinated faces a critical vote Wednesday after lawmakers' concerns prompted a one-week delay.

The Senate Education Committee scheduled the vote on the bill by Sen. Richard Pan, a Democratic pediatrician from Sacramento. The proposal would eliminate California's personal-belief and religious exemptions so unvaccinated children would not be able to attend public or private schools.

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