California's AB 2109 was signed by Governor Brown yesterday. This bill requires a doctor to counsel individuals wanting a vaccine exemption. The doctor must also sign a form before a philosophical or medical exemption can be implemented. However, Governor Brown did something unexpected. He added a religious exemption to the form, making California the 48th state to recognize religion as a basis of foregoing vaccination. California citizens that claim a religious belief will not need a health care provider's counseling or signature in order to implement their exemption. AB 2109 will become a law in January 1, 2014.
See the letter here.