28th Legislature, 2016
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Floor session convene times for Tuesday, February 9, 2016:
Senate: 11:30 a.m. | House of Representatives: 12:00 p.m.
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Senate District 20
Hawaii State Capitol
Room 201
phone: 808-586-6830
fax: 808-586-6679
sengabbard@capitol.hawaii.gov
District Information
20th Senatorial District Map - Kapolei, Makakilo, Portions of Ewa, Kalaeloa and Waipahu

Neighborhood Boards
Waipahu No. 22
Ewa No. 23
Makakilo-Kapolei-Honokai Hale No. 34
Experience
Political Office
•  Honolulu City Council (2003-2005)
•  Hawaii State Senate (2006-present)

Important Issues & Initiatives
•  Hawaii Invasive Species Council (2009-2011, 2014-Present)
•  Interagency Climate Adaptation Committee (2015-Present)
•  Red Hill Fuel Leak Task Force (2014-Present)
•  Civil Air Patrol - Legislative Squadron (2009-Present)
•  Legislative Advocate volunteer
•  Hawaii Energy Policy Forum (2008-2015)
•  Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative – Steering Committee (2010-2014)
•  Integrative Resource Planning Advisory Group (2012-2013)
•  Access to Justice Commission (2008-2010)
•  Ignition Interlock Commission (2008-2009)
•  Hawaii 2050 Sustainability Task Force (2007-2008)
Awards and Recognition
•  Hawai‘i Energy Policy Forum Transformational Achievement Award (2015)
•  Hawai‘i Youth Challenge Academy Lokahi Award (2011)
•  First Senator of Samoan Ancestry in the Senate of the State of Hawaii Legislature Award - Samoan Heritage Week (2009)
•  Legislators Who Made a Difference - Sierra Club, Hawaii Chapter (2009)
•  Lifetime Achievement Award - Knights of Columbus (2009)
•  Stars of Oceania Award - University of Hawaii Pacific Business Center (2009)
•  Compassionate Legislator Award - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (2008)
Measures Introduced
 Title
SB95 RELATING TO SELF DEFENSE.
SB96 RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE TWENTIETH SENATORIAL DISTRICT.
SB97 RELATING TO NATURAL RESOURCES.
SB98 RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
SB99 RELATING TO PARKING.
SB198 SD1 RELATING TO CRIME REDUCTION.
SB235 SD1 RELATING TO PUBLIC HEARINGS.
SB255 RELATING TO ELECTIONS BY MAIL.
SB285 RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSE, ENERGY, AND FOOD SECURITY TAX.
SB318 RELATING TO NATUROPATHIC PHYSICIANS.
SB320 SD1 HD2 RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL DISTRICTS.
SB323 RELATING TO PESTICIDES.
SB336 RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
SB337 SD1 RELATING TO HEALTH.
SB338 RELATING TO THE COMMUTER BENEFITS PROGRAM.
SB339 RELATING TO THE GENERAL EXCISE TAX COLLECTION DATE.
SB340 RELATING TO UNADJUDICATED TRAFFIC FINES.
SB341 RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
SB342 RELATING TO EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT.
SB343 HD1 RELATING TO VETERANS.
SB344 RELATING TO INCARCERATION ALTERNATIVES.
SB345 SD1 RELATING TO PASSENGERS RIDING IN BED OF PICKUP TRUCKS.
SB346 RELATING TO THE STATEWIDE TRAFFIC CODE.
SB347 RELATING TO AIR POLLUTION.
SB348 RELATING TO BIODIESEL.
SB350 SD1 RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.
SB351 RELATING TO UNEMPLOYMENT.
SB352 SD1 RELATING TO ADOPTION RECORDS.
SB353 RELATING TO RECYCLING.
SB354 RELATING TO PERMITS TO ACQUIRE.
SB355 RELATING TO RESTRAINTS OF TRADE.
SB356 SD1 RELATING TO HEALTH.
SB357 RELATING TO THE HAWAII HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGE.
SB358 SD1 RELATING TO ENERGY.
SB375 SD2 RELATING TO INDUSTRIAL HEMP.
SB377 SD1 RELATING TO FOOD.
SB379 SD2 HD2 RELATING TO FOOD.
SB380 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB381 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB503 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES.
SB509 SD1 RELATING TO PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS.
SB510 RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL LANDS MANAGED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND THE AGRIBUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.
SB575 RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.
SB584 SD1 RELATING TO IRRIGATION.
SB593 SD1 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB595 RELATING TO MEDICAL MARIJUANA.
SB596 SD1 RELATING TO MARIJUANA.
SB597 RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
SB598 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB617 SD1 RELATING TO BEACH PROTECTION.
SB687 RELATING TO RESIDENTIAL REAL PROPERTY.
SB688 RELATING TO CLOTHESLINES.
SB689 SD1 RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.
SB690 RELATING TO FORFEITURE.
SB691 RELATING TO DEVICES WITH MONETARY PAYOUTS.
SB692 SD1 RELATING TO PESTICIDES.
SB693 RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
SB694 RELATING TO COUNTY SURCHARGE ON STATE TAX.
SB695 RELATING TO MEDICINE.
SB696 SD1 RELATING TO INCOME TAX CREDITS.
SB697 RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDSCAPING.
SB698 SD1 RELATING TO ENERGY.
SB699 RELATING TO EMERGENCY SERVICES.
SB700 RELATING TO PLACES OF PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION.
SB701 RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
SB702 RELATING TO WILDLIFE.
SB703 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO SOLID WASTE.
SB704 SD2 RELATING TO ELECTRIC VEHICLES.
SB705 SD1 RELATING TO GENERAL EXCISE TAX.
SB706 SD1 RELATING TO RENEWABLE HYDROGEN.
SB707 RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
SB708 RELATING TO MARIJUANA.
SB709 MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, MARKETING, AND CONSERVATION OF ‘ULU.
SB710 SD1 RELATING TO THE STATE INTEGRATED SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT PLAN.
SB711 SD1 RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.
SB712 RELATING TO ENTERPRISE ZONES.
SB713 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB714 RELATING TO CHILD SUPPORT.
SB715 SD2 RELATING TO RENEWABLE STANDARDS.
SB716 RELATING TO THE PRACTICE OF LAW.
SB793 SD1 RELATING TO THE HEALTH IMPACT OF PESTICIDES.
SB874 RELATING TO GENETIC ENGINEERING.
SB875 RELATING TO FOOD LABELING.
SB928 RELATING TO SENTENCING.
SB936 RELATING TO CIVIL LIABILITY.
SB938 SD1 RELATING TO FAILURE TO REPORT A MISSING CHILD.
SB953 RELATING TO A BASIC BILL OF RIGHTS FOR VICTIMS AND WITNESSES.
SB1046 SD1 RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES.
SB1047 SD1 HD1 AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST PELATRON Q, LLC.
SB1048 RELATING TO ENERGY DEVELOPMENT.
SB1051 SD1 RELATING TO FUEL CELL ELECTRIC VEHICLES.
SB1053 RELATING TO NON-FOSSIL FUELS.
SB1168 RELATING TO UNDERGROUND STORAGE.
SB1169 SD1 RELATING TO THE GLASS ADVANCE DISPOSAL FEE PROGRAM.
SB1170 SD1 RELATING TO PLASTIC PRODUCTS.
SB1171 RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES.
SB1172 SD1 RELATING TO ENERGY STORAGE.
SB1178 SD2 RELATING TO HEALTH.
SB1223 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB1270 RELATING TO BEVERAGES.
SB1271 RELATING TO THE MERGER, ACQUISITION, AND CONSOLIDATION OF ELECTRIC UTILITIES.
SB1272 SD1 RELATING TO CESSPOOLS.
SB1302 SD1 RELATING TO MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARIES.
SB1315 RELATING TO LABELING.
SB1374 SD2 RELATING TO LAND EXCHANGE.
SB2003 RELATING TO RECYCLING.
SB2137 SD1 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB2138 RELATING TO NUTRIENT CYCLING.
SB2139 SD1 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES.
SB2140 MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, MARKETING, AND CONSERVATION OF ‘ULU.
SB2141 RELATING TO THE SUSTAINABLE AND ORGANIC AGRICULTURE PROGRAM.
SB2142 RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
SB2143 RELATING TO PASSENGERS RIDING IN BED OF PICKUP TRUCKS.
SB2144 RELATING TO TELECOMMUTING.
SB2145 RELATING TO INCOME TAX CREDITS.
SB2146 RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES.
SB2147 RELATING TO INCARCERATION ALTERNATIVES.
SB2148 RELATING TO DEVICES WITH MONETARY PAYOUTS.
SB2149 RELATING TO FORFEITURE.
SB2150 RELATING TO EMERGENCY SERVICES.
SB2151 RELATING TO HEALTH.
SB2152 RELATING TO EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT.
SB2153 RELATING TO ADOPTION RECORDS.
SB2154 RELATING TO MEDICINE.
SB2155 RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
SB2156 RELATING TO WILDLIFE.
SB2157 MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE STATE CAPITOL MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE TO REDESIGN THE REFLECTING POOLS.
SB2158 RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.
SB2159 RELATING TO UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS.
SB2161 SD1 RELATING TO THE AHA MOKU ADVISORY COMMITTEE.
SB2240 MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO REESTABLISH A VECTOR CONTROL BRANCH.
SB2243 RELATING TO EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES.
SB2271 RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.
SB2278 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB2296 RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
SB2307 RELATING TO MEDICAL MARIJUANA.
SB2327 RELATING TO COOPERATIVE HOUSING CORPORATIONS.
SB2349 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB2351 RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL LAND.
SB2370 RELATING TO EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT.
SB2380 RELATING TO COUNTIES.
SB2395 RELATING TO TELEHEALTH.
SB2430 RELATING TO GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS.
SB2440 SD1 RELATING TO FARMS.
SB2448 RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES.
SB2452 RELATING TO URBAN AGRICULTURE.
SB2453 RELATING TO AQUATIC RESOURCES PENALTIES.
SB2465 RELATING TO DENGUE FEVER.
SB2466 RELATING TO PROPERTY FORFEITURE.
SB2518 RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES.
SB2577 RELATING TO FOOD LABELING.
SB2580 RELATING TO LIVESTOCK.
SB2637 RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE TWENTIETH SENATORIAL DISTRICT.
SB2638 RELATING TO THE STATE BUILDING CODE COUNCIL.
SB2639 RELATING TO CONSERVATION DISTRICTS.
SB2640 RELATING TO WATER SECURITY.
SB2641 RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES.
SB2642 RELATING TO SHARK AND RAY PROTECTION.
SB2643 RELATING TO WILDLIFE PROTECTION.
SB2644 SD1 RELATING TO WATER CONSERVATION.
SB2645 SD1 RELATING TO WATER AUDITS.
SB2646 RELATING TO HUNTING.
SB2647 RELATING TO NATURAL RESOURCES.
SB2648 RELATING TO UNEMPLOYMENT.
SB2649 RELATING TO COUNTY SURCHARGE ON STATE TAX.
SB2650 RELATING TO UNCONTESTED TRAFFIC FINES.
SB2651 RELATING TO RESIDENTIAL REAL PROPERTY.
SB2652 SD1 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB2653 RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSE, ENERGY, AND FOOD SECURITY TAX.
SB2654 RELATING TO ENERGY.
SB2655 RELATING TO THE GENERAL EXCISE TAX COLLECTION DATE.
SB2656 RELATING TO MARIJUANA.
SB2657 RELATING TO THE STATE INTEGRATED SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT PLAN.
SB2658 RELATING TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
SB2659 RELATING TO INDUSTRIAL HEMP.
SB2685 RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE INSURANCE.
SB2698 SD1 RELATING TO STUDENT INFORMED CONSENT.
SB2700 RELATING TO INDUSTRIAL HEMP.
SB2732 RELATING TO THE HAWAII HURRICANE RELIEF FUND.
SB2746 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB2750 MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO MANAGE ALBIZIA TREES ON THE ISLAND OF HAWAII.
SB2770 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB2771 RELATING TO BIOSECURITY.
SB2772 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB2773 RELATING TO THE ALOHA+ CHALLENGE.
SB2774 RELATING TO ELECTRIC VEHICLES.
SB2950 RELATING TO ELECTRIC VEHICLES.
SB2967 RELATING TO COMMUNITY FOOD FORESTS.
SB2985 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB2986 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB2988 RELATING TO THE MACADAMIA FELTED COCCID.
SB2989 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB2990 MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE HAWAII ASSOCIATION OF CONSERVATION DISTRICTS.
SB2991 RELATING TO RECYCLING.
SB2992 RELATING TO HAWAIIAN SANDALWOOD.
SB2995 RELATING TO TRANSIT-ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT.
SB3030 RELATING TO CROP DAMAGE.
SB3031 RELATING TO IRRIGATION.
SB3047 RELATING TO RAPID OHIA DEATH.
SB3071 SD1 RELATING TO THE ACQUISITION OF MAKAI LANDS OF KAPUA IN SOUTH KONA ON THE ISLAND OF HAWAII.
SB3072 RELATING TO AN AIRPORT AUTHORITY.
SB3073 RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT HILO.
SB3086 RELATING TO COMMUNITY-BASED RENEWABLE ENERGY.
SB3087 RELATING TO COMMERCIAL ORGANIC WASTE.
SB3088 RELATING TO HYDROELECTRIC POWER.
SCR20 REQUESTING THE HAWAII SISTER-STATE COMMITTEE TO EVALUATE AND DEVELOP RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE INITIATION OF A SISTER-STATE RELATIONSHIP WITH THE STATE OF GOA IN THE COUNTRY OF INDIA AND FORWARD ITS RECOMMENDATION TO THE LEGISLATURE, PURSUANT TO SECTION 229-3, HAWAII REVISED STATUTES, FOR FURTHER ACTION.