Senate Judiciary Committee advances bill banning vaccine mandates

Spurred by a handful of health care workers as well as a group of staunch opponents to Covid-19 vaccines, a Senate panel on Monday voted 7-3 to approve legislation pushed by Gov. Ron DeSantis that would clamp down on private companies mandating employee vaccinations. The bill also would beef up a 2021 law meant to give parents more control over their children at school.

“What we are seeking here is to make sure employees are not getting fired,” said bill sponsor Sen. Danny Burgess.

Sen. Dennis…