Category Archives: News Release

01 Oct
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Das’s “Reusable Bag Act,” banning single-use plastic bags, goes into effect

OLYMPIA — A bill to reduce pollution by prohibiting retailers in Washington state from handing out single-use plastic bags goes into effect today after a year-long delay brought about by the coronavirus pandemic. Sen. Mona Das (D-Kent) sponsored Senate Bill ...

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17 May
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Legislation to promote recycling and reduce plastic waste becomes law, leads nation

OLYMPIA – Today Gov. Jay Inslee signed SB 5022 into law at the Seattle Aquarium, one of only a few bills being signed at in-person events this year. Sponsored by Sen. Mona Das (D-Kent), it is the first law in ...

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03 May
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Das bill expanding affordable housing development becomes law

OLYMPIA – A bill signed today by Gov. Jay Inslee extends the Multifamily Tax Exemption (MFTE) to expand affordable housing building incentives. “Now more than ever, we need to advance solutions to our housing crisis and get – or keep ...

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15 Apr
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Das sponsors resolution to honor Indian Farm Workers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — April 15, 2021 Das sponsors resolution to honor Indian Farm Workers OLYMPIA — Sen. Mona Das (D-Kent) introduced a resolution to acknowledge and honor the Indian Farm Worker movement, as well as the Sikh, Indian, and ...

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08 Apr
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Legislature passes strongest recycling policy in nation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 8, 2021 Legislature passes strongest recycling policy in nation Legislation passed late Wednesday by the House would require increased recycled content in plastic beverage containers, trash bags and bottles for household and personal care products; ban ...

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08 Mar
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Senate passes Das bill to allow civil suits for racially-motivated 911 calls

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 8, 2021 Senate passes Das bill to allow civil suits for racially-motivated 911 calls The Senate today passed legislation that would provide legal recourse to those who are victims of biased or discriminatory police notifications. “This ...

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02 Mar
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Senate passes Das bill to promote recycling and reduce expanded polystyrene

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 2, 2021 Senate passes Das bill to promote recycling and reduce expanded polystyrene The Senate today approved legislation to require increased recycled content in plastic beverage containers, trash bags and bottles for household products; ban expanded ...

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28 Jan
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Senate: Add antiracism curricula to trainings for K-12 educators 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 28, 2021  Senate: Add antiracism curricula to trainings for K-12 educators    The Senate passed a bill that would add equity, diversity, inclusion and anti-racism curricula to existing cultural competency training for school board directors, district staff and school ...

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06 Jan
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Das pre-files Extended Producer Responsibility bill for packaging, first of several environmental protection policies introduced for the 2021 session

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Jan. 6, 2020 Das pre-files Extended Producer Responsibility bill for Packaging, first of several environmental protection policies introduced for the 2021 session A bill pre-filed by Sen. Mona Das (D-Kent) would create an Extended Producer Responsibility ...

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14 Dec
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Das lauds Inslee’s inclusion of credit scoring ban in equity proposal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dec. 14, 2020  A package of equity legislation proposed today by Gov. Jay Inslee includes a bill introduced by Sen. Mona Das (D-Kent) to prohibit auto, homeowner, renter and boat insurers from basing a person’s insurance rate on their credit score.   Senate Bill 5010 sponsored by ...

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