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Das and Mead team up on minimum content recycling requirements and tackle other environmental protection policies

Das and Mead team up on minimum content recycling requirements and tackle other environmental protection policies

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Feb. 7, 2020 Das and Mead team up on minimum content recycling requirements and tackle other environmental protection policies OLYMPIA — Sen. Mona Das (D-Kent) and Rep. Jared Mead (D-Mill Creek) are sponsoring Senate Bill 6645 and House Bill 2722 to establish minimum postconsumer recycled content requirements and require record-keeping of recycled plastic by beverage manufacturers. ...

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Senate passes Das bill banning single-use plastic bags

Senate passes Das bill banning single-use plastic bags

OLYMPIA — A bill passed today by the Senate would reduce pollution by prohibiting retailers in Washington state from handing out single-use plastic bags. The bill passed on a vote of 30-19 and now heads to the House for consideration and a few technical fixes. Sen. Mona Das (D-Kent) sponsored Senate Bill 5323, which is supported by retailers as well as ...

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Governor signs bill updating Washington Trust Institutions Act

Governor signs bill updating Washington Trust Institutions Act

Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill yesterday that updates the Washington Trust Institutions Act.

“It’s so important to provide trust beneficiaries with the protections they deserve. Senate bill sponsor Sen. Mona Das (D-Kent) of the 47th Legislative District said, “It’s also critical to have a modern regulatory environment if we are going to continue attracting new business to our ...

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Governor signs Das bill to help organizations provide affordable housing

Governor signs Das bill to help organizations provide affordable housing

A bill signed today by Gov. Jay Inslee will help limit the costs of affordable housing by exempting self-help housing organizations, such as Habitat for Humanity, from the state’s real estate excise tax.

Senate Bill 5025, sponsored by Sen. Mona Das (D-Kent), would affect about 30 self-help housing organizations that operate throughout Washington. Annually, these organizations help produce ...

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Bill prepping Washington for natural disasters signed by governor

Bill prepping Washington for natural disasters signed by governor

Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill today that will help Washington prepare for the inevitable: natural disasters.

Senate Bill 5106, sponsored by Sen. Mona Das (D-Kent), creates a work group to study and make recommendations regarding natural disaster resiliency activities. This work group would review how other states and the federal government prepare for natural disasters — in particular, the ...

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Senate passes resolution honoring Sikh community

Senate passes resolution honoring Sikh community

The Washington State Senate honored Washington’s Sikh communities Wednesday with a resolution sponsored by Sen. Mona Das (D-Kent).

In the United States, about 500,000 people identify as Sikh — and about 20,000 of those people live in the greater Seattle area. In a speech on the Senate floor, Das said she sponsored the resolution to promote “diversity, inclusion and kindness ...

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Presidio Graduate School: Mona Das brings System Thinking, Sustainability and Representation to the Washington State Senate

Presidio Graduate School: Mona Das brings System Thinking, Sustainability and Representation to the Washington State Senate

A few weeks ago, I did an interview with my graduate school about my bills, my journey to the Legislature, and more. Here’s an excerpt from the piece:

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The Year of the (Brown) Woman

The Year of the (Brown) Woman

Khabar, a publication in the United States for Indian Americans and South Asians, has dubbed 2019 the "Year of the (Brown) Woman." They featured Sen. Mona Das on the cover of their January issue.

Das told the magazine this: ...

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Sen. Das assigned to committees

Sen. Das assigned to committees

Sen. Mona Das has been assigned to four committees in the Washington State Senate for the 2019 Legislative session.

Das will serve as vice chair of the newly created Housing Stability & Affordability Committee. She will also serve on the Environment, Energy & Technology Committee; the Financial Institutions, Economic Development & Trade Committee; and ...

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