Gov. Laura Kelly shot down an anti-vaccination bill that would have blocked child COVID-19 vaccination requirements and stripped authority from public health officials, a move greeted with outrage from Republican leaders in the Legislature.
House Bill 2285, sent to Kelly’s desk in the last days of the legislative session, narrowly passed the House 63-56 and the Senate 22-18. The bill would ban state and county public health officials from issuing preventative measures — such as testing and quarantine — to halt the spread of infectious diseases.
Source: Kansas governor vetoes bill on child COVID-19 vaccines, authority of health officials – The Lawrence Times