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Vaccination bill dead in Colorado Senate amid concerns from governor

A bill that would have made it more difficult for parents to exempt their children from vaccines — legislation that has consumed the General Assembly during the final days of the session — died Thursday.

Senate Democrats, who hold a narrow majority and cleared their crowded calendar Wednesday afternoon to hold a four-hour hearing on the bill, on Thursday delayed debate on it, effectively killing it.

A lot of factors led to the move, said Sen. Julie Gonzales, D-Denver, one of the sponsors. But Gov. Jared Polis’ objections certainly carried weight.

“I wish that he would have allowed the legislative process to do its work on this policy,” Gonzales said. “But I look forward to working with him during the interm to bring forward a stronger bill.”

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