State Senate panel OKs bill limiting vaccination waivers at raucous hearing

April 9, 2015 3:54 AM

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A bill that would make childhood vaccinations harder to avoid survived its first legislative test Wednesday, after a three-hour hearing marked by raw emotion on both sides of the issue and a packed rally at which Robert F. Kennedy Jr. denounced the measure.

The measure, which would end parents' ability to obtain vaccination waivers for their children based on personal beliefs, passed the state Senate Health Committee on a 6-2 vote.

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