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

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 bill is a response to a problem we’ve seen way too often,” said Sen. Mona Das (D-Kent), the sponsor of SB 5135. “People ...

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Senate passes Das bill to promote recycling and reduce expanded polystyrene

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 polystyrene food ware, recreational coolers and packing peanuts; and require that utensils, straws, cup lids and condiments only be provided ...

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

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 28, 2021 

SenateAdd 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 staff. SB 5044 also directs school districts to prioritize one of three professional learning days to ...

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

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 (EPR) program in which producers fund and operate an efficient, sustainable system for recycling packaging and paper products including plastic, metal, paper ...

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

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 Das at the request of the Office of ...

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Das elected Caucus Vice Chair for Senate Democratic Caucus

Das elected Caucus Vice Chair for Senate Democratic Caucus

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Nov. 30, 2020  Das elected Caucus Vice Chair for Senate Democratic Caucus  This afternoon,Senator Mona Das (D-Kent) was elected Caucus Vice Chair by her Democratic caucus colleagues in the Washington State Senate. The second-year lawmaker will be a member of the caucus leadership team and will play a large role in determining which legislative priorities ...

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House passes Das's and Peterson's "Reusable Bag Act," banning single-use plastic bags

House passes Das's and Peterson's "Reusable Bag Act," banning single-use plastic bags

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — March 7, 2020 House passes Das’s and Peterson’s “Reusable Bag Act,” banning single-use plastic bags OLYMPIA — A bill passed today by the House would reduce pollution by prohibiting all retailers in Washington state from handing out single-use plastic bags. The bill passed the Senate on Jan. 15 on a vote of 30-19 and today passed the House ...

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Das sponsors concurrent resolution to modernize Legislature

Das sponsors concurrent resolution to modernize Legislature

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Mar. 5, 2020 Das sponsors concurrent resolution to modernize Legislature OLYMPIA — Sen. Mona Das (D-Kent) has introduced a concurrent resolution that would update and improve practices at the Washington State Legislature in an effort to make legislative processes more efficient and inclusive. SCR 8412 is cosponsored by members of both Senate caucuses. “This is a measured, ...

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Senate passes Das bill banning most Styrofoam-type products

Senate passes Das bill banning most Styrofoam-type products

Senate passes Das bill banning most Styrofoam-type products OLYMPIA — A bill passed today by the Senate would reduce pollution by prohibiting the sale and distribution of most expanded polystyrene (Styrofoam) products. The bill passed on a vote of 29-19 and now heads to the House for consideration. “Styrofoam is a toxic material that we simply cannot reuse or recycle. It’s bad ...

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Das sponsors companion bill to prohibit openly carried guns on state Capitol campus

Das sponsors companion bill to prohibit openly carried guns on state Capitol campus

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Feb. 11, 2020 Das sponsors companion bill to prohibit openly carried guns on state Capitol campus OLYMPIA — Sen. Mona Das (D-Kent) is sponsoring Senate Bill 6686, a companion bill to Rep. Tana Senn’s (D-Mercer Island) House Bill 2925, to ban openly-carried firearms from the statehouse and Washington State’s Capitol grounds. Under current law, Capitol visitors ...

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