UPDATE: Governor Cuomo has signed the bill into law, revoking religious and non-medical exemptions to vaccinations.
The New York state Senate has reportedly passed a bill to end non-medical exemptions to vaccinations.
The bill, authored by State Sen. Brad Hoylman, passed the legislative body Thursday afternoon in a 36-26 vote. The bill was also passed by the State Assembly, meaning it will now head to the governor’s desk to be signed into law.
Gov. Cuomo is expected to sign the bill.
#BREAKING: The New York State Senate just passed my bill to end non-medical exemptions to vaccination.
Here in New York, we protect vulnerable kids and our community—and we reject misinformation and junk science.
— Senator Brad Hoylman (@bradhoylman) June 13, 2019