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March 29, 2021

A Bill Providing Paid Family Leave to State Employees Died in a Senate Committee Over the Weekend

Charleston Gazette-Mail – A bill that would have provided up to 12 weeks of paid family leave for state employees stalled in a West Virginia Senate committee during the weekend. Read the full article.

Sen. Mike Caputo, D-Marion, said he knew Senate Bill 607 was effectively dead even if the Senate Government Organization Committee had passed it Saturday, but there was a need to advance the bill in order to help the idea gain momentum among lawmakers.

“I am a realist, I know with the second committee reference, the bill is virtually dead no matter what we do with it today,” Caputo said Saturday. “I also believe we can demonstrate we are serious about this legislation if it goes to the next committee and dies there.”

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