31st Legislature, 2021
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Floor session convene time for July 28, 2021:
Senate: 10:00 a.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

Member of the following committees:
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
•  Legislative Advocate volunteer
•  Integrative Resource Planning Advisory Group (2012-Present)
•  Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative – Steering Committee (2010-Present)
•  Civil Air Patrol - Legislative Squadron (2009-Present)
•  Hawaii Energy Policy Forum (2008-Present)
•  Hawaii Invasive Species Council (2009-2011)
•  Access to Justice Commission (2008-2010)
•  Ignition Interlock Commission (2008-2009)
•  Hawaii 2050 Sustainability Task Force (2007-2008)
Awards and Recognition
•  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
SB11 RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.
SB12 RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.
SB13 RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT.
SB14 RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT.
SB15 SD2 HD2 RELATING TO ENERGY.
SB16 SD2 RELATING TO ENERGY RESOURCES.
SB17 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO FOSSIL FUELS.
SB18 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB19 SD1 HD2 CD1 RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.
SB20 RELATING TO AIR POLLUTION.
SB21 SD1 MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO THE STATE CAPITOL REFLECTING POOLS.
SB22 SD1 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB23 SD1 HD1 CD1 RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST A SEAWATER AIR CONDITIONING PROJECT.
SB24 RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT.
SB25 RELATING TO WASTE REDUCTION.
SB26 RELATING TO CONSERVATION.
SB27 RELATING TO FISHING.
SB28 RELATING TO SCRAP DEALERS.
SB29 RELATING TO DEVICES WITH MONETARY PAYOUTS.
SB80 RELATING TO SUSTAINABILITY.
SB101 RELATING TO ENERGY CONSERVATION.
SB349 RELATING TO VEHICULAR TAXES.
SB350 SD1 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB351 RELATING TO COUNTY BUDGETS.
SB352 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB353 RELATING TO RESTRAINTS OF TRADE.
SB354 RELATING TO UNLAWFUL CHOP SHOP ACTIVITY.
SB355 RELATING TO THE PENAL CODE.
SB356 RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE TWENTIETH SENATORIAL DISTRICT.
SB363 RELATING TO FARMS.
SB367 RELATING TO HOME-BASED BAKING BUSINESS.
SB368 RELATING TO ENERGY.
SB369 SD1 RELATING TO VIDEOCONFERENCING.
SB370 RELATING TO THE PROTECTION OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS AGAINST INVASIVE SPECIES.
SB466 RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES.
SB468 RELATING TO FOOD LABELING.
SB471 RELATING TO COUNTIES.
SB472 SD1 RELATING TO MARIJUANA.
SB474 SD1 RELATING TO DOCUMENTS.
SB506 SD2 HD2 RELATING TO PROFESSIONAL AND VOCATIONAL LICENSING.
SB507 SD1 HD1 CD1 RELATING TO PLANNED COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS.
SB564 SD2 RELATING TO HAWAII-GROWN PRODUCE.
SB573 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB575 RELATING TO SEX OFFENDERS.
SB607 RELATING TO THE LAND USE COMMISSION.
SB608 SD1 RELATING TO MEDICINE.
SB609 RELATING TO SCHOOL MEALS.
SB610 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB611 RELATING TO RESIDENTIAL REAL PROPERTY.
SB612 SD1 RELATING TO CURTAILMENT.
SB613 RELATING TO ENTERPRISE ZONES.
SB614 SD1 HD2 CD1 RELATING TO PUBLIC WORKS OF ART.
SB615 SD1 RELATING TO LABELING.
SB616 RELATING TO SMOKING.
SB617 RELATING TO ELECTRIC VEHICLES.
SB618 RELATING TO THE MOTOR VEHICLE INDUSTRY LICENSING ACT.
SB619 RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT.
SB620 SD1 RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT.
SB621 RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT.
SB622 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB623 SD2 HD3 RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.
SB693 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO HIGHWAY SAFETY.
SB700 RELATING TO CRUELTY TO ANIMALS.
SB831 RELATING TO INFORMATION PRACTICES.
SB922 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB937 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO HAWAII FOOD RESILIENCY.
SB988 RELATING TO ENERGY.
SB989 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB990 RELATING TO GOVERNMENT VEHICLE USE.
SB1219 RELATING TO PSYCHOLOGISTS.
SB1290 RELATING TO LABELING OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED WHOLE FOOD.
SB1291 RELATING TO ENERGY.
SB1292 PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE I, SECTION 23, OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII TO RESERVE MARRIAGE TO RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN ONE MAN AND ONE WOMAN.
SB1328 RELATING TO CIVIL AIR PATROL.
SB1329 RELATING TO LABELING.
SB1330 RELATING TO COMMUNITY-BASED RENEWABLE ENERGY.
SB1385 SD1 RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
SB1386 RELATING TO THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
SCR10 SD1 URGING HAWAII'S CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO SEEK FEDERAL FUNDING TO MATCH STATE FUNDS TO SUPPORT PUBLIC WORKS OF ART HONORING THE LATE SENATOR DANIEL K. INOUYE AND THE LATE REPRESENTATIVE PATSY T. MINK.
SCR33 URGING THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII BOARD OF REGENTS TO NAME THE LIBRARY BUILDING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII WEST OAHU CAMPUS AFTER GENE I. AWAKUNI.
SCR43 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO DESIGNATE, WHEN APPROPRIATE, ROUTE 200 ON THE ISLAND OF HAWAII AS THE DANIEL K. INOUYE LEGACY HIGHWAY.
SCR61 SD1 URGING THE GOVERNOR, DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND TOURISM, BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI‘I, BOARD OF EDUCATION, AND HAWAI‘I'S CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO STRENGTHEN THE SISTER-STATE RELATIONSHIP WITH TAIWAN IN COMMEMORATION OF THE TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SISTER-STATE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN HAWAI‘I AND TAIWAN.
SCR78 SD2 REQUESTING THE LEGISLATIVE AUDITOR TO ADDRESS THE ISSUES AND CONCERNS RAISED BY THE SENATE SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON ACCOUNTABILITY RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
SCR93 URGING THE OFFICE OF PLANNING TO CONVENE THE FOOD SUSTAINABILITY STANDARD TASK FORCE TO DEVELOP A FOOD SUSTAINABILITY STANDARD FOR THE STATE.
SCR108 URGING THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO INCLUDE RESIDENT CITIZENS OF THE FREELY ASSOCIATED STATES WHO LAWFULLY RESIDE IN THE UNITED STATES AS "QUALIFIED ALIENS" UNDER THE PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY AND WORK OPPORTUNITY RECONCILIATION ACT OF 1996 IN RECOGNIZING THEIR UNIQUE HISTORIC AND ONGOING SACRIFICES AND CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
SCR112 REQUESTING THE JUDICIARY AND THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY TO COLLABORATE ON REDUCING THE NECESSITY AND NUMBER OF TRIPS BY PRISONERS TO COURTHOUSES FOR HEARINGS.
SCR127 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO ALLOW MOTORISTS COMMUTING TO HONOLULU ON THE H-1 FREEWAY TO TRAVEL ON THE SHOULDER LANE DURING THE MORNING RUSH HOUR COMMUTE IN ORDER TO EXIT THE H-1 FREEWAY AT THE EWA/WAIPAHU EXIT.
SCR144 URGING THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII TO ESTABLISH A SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY ON THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII WEST OAHU CAMPUS AND RELOCATE THE DEPARTMENT OF DENTAL HYGIENE TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII WEST OAHU CAMPUS.
SCR166 REQUESTING THE CONVENING OF A TASK FORCE TO STUDY THE SOCIAL, ECONOMIC, AND RELIGIOUS IMPACTS OF ENACTING MARRIAGE EQUALITY IN HAWAII.
SCR182 SD1 EXPRESSING SUPPORT FOR THE ENHANCED TRADE AND INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES AMONG MEMBER COUNTRIES OF THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP AND ENCOURAGING SUPPORT FOR FINALIZATION OF THE PARTNERSHIP.
SCR187 ENCOURAGING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY TO EXPAND COMMUNITY DRUG TREATMENT AND MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMS FOR NONVIOLENT OFFENDERS AND MOVE LOW-RISK OFFENDERS INTO COMMUNITY PROGRAMS THAT DIRECTLY ADDRESS THEIR PATHWAYS TO INCARCERATION.
SR14 URGING THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII BOARD OF REGENTS TO NAME THE LIBRARY BUILDING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII WEST OAHU CAMPUS AFTER GENE I. AWAKUNI.
SR27 ENCOURAGING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO WORK WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO DEVELOP NUTRITIONALLY-SOUND PUBLIC SCHOOL MEAL PLANS THAT GIVE STUDENTS THE OPTION OF A VEGETARIAN ENTRÉE AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK.
SR31 SD1 URGING THE GOVERNOR, DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND TOURISM, BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI‘I, BOARD OF EDUCATION, AND HAWAI‘I'S CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO STRENGTHEN THE SISTER-STATE RELATIONSHIP WITH TAIWAN IN COMMEMORATION OF THE TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SISTER-STATE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN HAWAI‘I AND TAIWAN.
SR59 URGING THE OFFICE OF PLANNING TO CONVENE THE FOOD SUSTAINABILITY STANDARD TASK FORCE TO DEVELOP A FOOD SUSTAINABILITY STANDARD FOR THE STATE.
SR74 URGING THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO INCLUDE RESIDENT CITIZENS OF THE FREELY ASSOCIATED STATES WHO LAWFULLY RESIDE IN THE UNITED STATES AS "QUALIFIED ALIENS" UNDER THE PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY AND WORK OPPORTUNITY RECONCILIATION ACT OF 1996 IN RECOGNIZING THEIR UNIQUE HISTORIC AND ONGOING SACRIFICES AND CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
SR78 REQUESTING THE JUDICIARY AND THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY TO COLLABORATE ON REDUCING THE NECESSITY AND NUMBER OF TRIPS BY PRISONERS TO COURTHOUSES FOR HEARINGS.
SR89 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO ALLOW MOTORISTS COMMUTING TO HONOLULU ON THE H-1 FREEWAY TO TRAVEL ON THE SHOULDER LANE DURING THE MORNING RUSH HOUR COMMUTE IN ORDER TO EXIT THE H-1 FREEWAY AT THE EWA/WAIPAHU EXIT.
SR104 URGING THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII TO ESTABLISH A SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY ON THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII WEST OAHU CAMPUS AND RELOCATE THE DEPARTMENT OF DENTAL HYGIENE TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII WEST OAHU CAMPUS.
SR123 REQUESTING THE CONVENING OF A TASK FORCE TO STUDY THE SOCIAL, ECONOMIC, AND RELIGIOUS IMPACTS OF ENACTING MARRIAGE EQUALITY IN HAWAII.
SR138 SD1 EXPRESSING SUPPORT FOR THE ENHANCED TRADE AND INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES AMONG MEMBER COUNTRIES OF THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP AND ENCOURAGING SUPPORT FOR FINALIZATION OF THE PARTNERSHIP.