Aloha e Friends,

Mahalo to everyone who came to our “Open House” on the first day of the 2020 Legislative Session January 15. I was stoked to see so many familiar faces, as well as new ones. Our collective island community filled the halls and rotunda at the Capitol with echoing voices and moving songs. It was a pleasure to be a part of, not to mention an awesome way to celebrate my 72nd birthday ;) Be sure to check out my Flickr album to see photos. (bit.ly/OpeningDay2020).

This session, the Senate introduced 1,180 bills, and the House (which has twice as many members as the Senate) introduced 1,156 bills. I introduced 99 bills, setting a new personal record. To view the complete list, go to bit.ly/bills2020.

My first “Listen Story” meeting of 2020 will be held on Saturday, February 29th from 9 am to 10 am at the Kapolei High School Teachers’ Lounge, 91-5007 Kapolei Parkway Kapolei. This is a nice opportunity to come talk story and voice any concerns.

As always, please feel free to contact me at (808)586-6830 or sengabbard@capitol.hawaii.gov if I can help you or your family in any way.

You can also follow me on Twitter @senmikegabbard, Instagram @sengabbard, or Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/senmikegabbard

Me ke aloha pumehana, 

Mike Gabbard, State Senator, District 20

Chair, Agriculture and Environment Committee

 

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Latest Press Release

Hawaii Legislators introduce bipartisan bill to ban sunscreens containing ingredients not considered “Safe and Effective” by the FDA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 30, 2020
Senate Contact: Jesse Broder Van Dyke
Office: 808-586-6261
House Contact: Carolyn Tanaka
Office: 808-586-6133 Cell: 808-381-7752

Hawaii Legislators introduce bipartisan bill to ban sunscreens containing ingredients not considered “Safe and Effective” by the FDA
Builds on 2018 reef-safe law to include human health concerns raised in recent FDA studies