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Bill ending religious vaccine exemption now heads to Senate

A contentious bill that would end the state's long-standing religious exemption from immunization requirements for schools now heads to the Senate. The legislation cleared the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives on a 90-53 vote just before 3 a.m. Tuesday after more than 16 hours of debate. The bill now heads to the Senate, which is also controlled by Democrats. It's unclear when a vote will be held. The bill was amended to allow students who are now exempt from immunizations because of religious regions to continue to be exempt. Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont says he'll sign the bill into law.


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Tasha Stevens
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