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Mayor Jenny Durkan signs "Bea’s Law"
Mayor Jenny Durkan signs "Bea’s Law"

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan signs 'Bea's Law,' her legislation to ensure the City of Seattle's paid family care leave program covers City employees who lose a child. This change was first considered following the experience of Rachel Alder, a City employee, and Erin Alder. Rachel and Erin's daughter, Beatrice "Bea" Kathryn Alder was born on November 15, 2017, and passed away 36 hours later due to medical issues. Due to the City's policy at the time, Rachel did not qualify for more than three days of paid leave.

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