State Sen. Mona Das, D-Kent, 47th Legislative District, second from the top left, hears concerns from people who came to her town hall at Green River College on Sunday. District residents brought up a wide range of topics for discussion, from gun control to social services, from transportation to housing, from the environment to zoning.
Das provided an update of what bills she has supported during the Legislature’s short session in Olympia. Among her sponsored efforts: a bill to ban openly-carried firearms from the statehouse and Washington State’s Capitol grounds in Olympia; a measure to bar retailers from handing out free single-use plastic bags in the state; and a measure that would reduce pollution by prohibiting the sale and distribution of most expanded polystyrene (Styrofoam) products.
Those bills and others are in the House for consideration.
The Legislature’s 60-day session ends March 12.