State Senator Jim Honeyford of Sunnyside wants to ban the wearing of masks on public streets to help stop vandalism and violence. The Republican lawmaker says Senate bill 5941 would make mask-wearing a misdemeanor. Honeyford tells KIT News..."I really believe these people who wear masks are more inclined to violate the law because their identity is hidden."
Honeyford says recent demonstrations by protestors wearing masks have become a public safety threat.
If it becomes law it would ban masks, a hood or other device on public streets that conceal identity.