Gov. John Carney, on June 20, issued a statement on the passage of House Bill 3, which will provide 12 weeks of paid parental leave for Delaware state employee.

“State workers and teachers deserve time to spend with their families when their children are born, and this benefit for new mothers and fathers will help us attract and keep good employees. Thank you to all state workers, members of the general assembly and advocates who helped Delaware lead on this important issue. With this vote today, Delaware is making clear that we support and value families. I look forward to signing this legislation into law,” said Carney.