Committee votes to end religious exemption for vaccines, bills head to full Legislature
The Public Health Committee advanced two bills Wednesday that would end the religious exemption for mandatory vaccines for school children.
The bills now head to the full Legislature.
Lawmakers who support them say the percentage of students claiming religious exemptions is up over the last decade.
Those against the bills say there's no evidence of outbreaks in schools, and that families should do what's best for their kids.