Advocates and Senate Democrats on Monday made a new push for paid family-leave legislation, pointing to a national trend of similar measures passing in other states.

“It means so much to so many families throughout this state,” said Sen. Joe Addabbo, a Queens Democrat, at a news conference. “The state itself does need to catch up.”

Addabbo at the news conference noted that it’s not just an issue for women in the work place, either.

“It’s a national movement because we see nationally more people with both parents work,” he said. “It’s a growing trend and we have a growing economy, with more jobs, which means more workers need to be protected.”

The measure would create an employee-paid system through payroll deductions of 45 cents, rising to 88 cents a week in the next four years. The law would expand the current Temporary Disability Insurance program through an increase in premiums that’s shared by employers and employees.

Supporters of the bill say it’s geared to both men and women in the workforce who have to take unexpected days off.

“Paid family leave is for everybody,” said Senate Minority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins. “The Women’s Equality Act focuses on issues that are important to the majority of women who we’re representing. Paid family leave is everybody. Anybody could find themselves in a situation where they are expected to take care of a parent or a child.”

It remains to be seen whether the bill can gain any traction with the remaining eight legislative session days scheduled this year. Senate Republicans haven’t shown much willingness to take up the measure.