West Virginian introduces paid family leave bill

Published: Jan. 15, 2020 at 6:18 AM EST
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West Virginia's public employees might get 12 weeks of paid family leave under a proposal introduced at the state legislature.

Kanawha County Republican Del. Moore Capito introduced the measure Tuesday. Public employees currently can take 12 weeks of family leave but they are not paid during that period.

Capito says his bill will help people stay afloat after the birth of a child or in the event of a health crisis in their family. The proposal now moves to a House of Delegates committee.