It would allow people who lose a family member to take up to 12 weeks leave.

The State Assembly passed a bill Wednesday to add bereavement to New York's paid family leave.

The State Senate already passed the measure Tuesday that would allow people who lose a family member to take up to 12 weeks leave.

State Assembly Majority Leader Joe Morelle pushed for this after losing his daughter to cancer.

Senator Rich Funke also supports the bill.

"Leader Morelle and I share something in common as do our wives Marybeth and Pat, something that we would not wish on any parent," stated Funke. "Joe lost his daughter Lauren last year, I lost my son Rich. Those who have suffered similar tragedies in their lives understand there's no timetable on grief."

Funke believes not including bereavement was an oversight when state lawmakers passed the paid family leave legislation.