Aloha e Friends,

The 2015 Legislative Session kicked off on January 21st. As the Senate’s Energy and Environment Committee Chair, I’ll be tackling issues related to solar energy, hydrogen/electric vehicles, biofuels, and invasive species.

I’ll also be focusing on sustainable agriculture, with legislation to move us forward on industrial hemp and breadfruit (ulu) production.

Directing state funding to West Oahu for school and road construction will also be a priority.

I encourage you to stay informed and participate in the legislative process. You can sign up to track bills and get notices about upcoming committee hearing here:

As always, best wishes to you and your family. Please contact me at 586-6830 or if I can help you or your family in any way.

Me ke aloha pumehana, 

Mike Gabbard, State Senator, District 20

Chair, Energy/Environment Committee


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Senators Josh Green and Mike Gabbard to hear Bills on the Health Impact of Pesticides

Honolulu (February 9, 2015) - Senator Josh Green, M.D. (D - Kona, Kau), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, and Senator Mike Gabbard (D - Kapolei, Makakilo), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Energy and Environment, have scheduled a joint hearing on SB 793, RELATING TO THE HEALTH IMPACT OF PESTICIDES, which would establish mandatory notice, reporting, and use requirements when pesticides are applied outdoors near sensitive areas.