30th Legislature, 2019
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Floor session convene times for February 28, 2019:
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
SB11 RELATING TO POLYSTYRENE FOAM CONTAINERS.
SB115 RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
SB129 RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT.
SB131 RELATING TO PLASTIC STRAWS.
SB233 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE.
SB234 SD1 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH.
SB235 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH.
SB236 RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE TWENTIETH SENATORIAL DISTRICT.
SB237 RELATING TO FIREARMS.
SB238 RELATING TO FIREARMS.
SB239 RELATING TO ANIMALS.
SB240 RELATING TO CONSTRUCTION WASTE.
SB241 SD1 RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.
SB242 SD1 RELATING TO HEALTH.
SB243 RELATING TO PAYMENTS OF SUPPORT.
SB244 RELATING TO THE STATEWIDE TRAFFIC CODE.
SB245 RELATING TO ELECTRIC GUNS.
SB246 RELATING TO ASSET FORFEITURE.
SB247 RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
SB248 RELATING TO TRAILS.
SB249 RELATING TO THE RESIDENTIAL LANDLORD-TENANT CODE.
SB250 RELATING TO VIRTUAL-CURRENCY BUSINESSES.
SB251 RELATING TO SPORTS MEDICINE.
SB252 RELATING TO AUTOMATIC RESTRAINING ORDERS.
SB253 SD1 RELATING TO BROADBAND SERVICE.
SB254 RELATING TO DIGITAL CONTENT BLOCKERS.
SB255 SD1 RELATING TO AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATORS.
SB256 RELATING TO STUDENT INFORMED CONSENT.
SB257 RELATED TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.
SB258 SD1 RELATING TO LEAD-BASED PAINT.
SB259 SD1 RELATING TO OFFSHORE DRILLING.
SB260 RELATING TO PLASTIC STRAWS.
SB261 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB262 RELATING TO PUEO RESEARCH.
SB263 RELATING TO CLIMATE CHANGE.
SB264 RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
SB265 RELATING TO ‘ULU.
SB266 RELATING TO THE HAWAII TOURISM AUTHORITY.
SB267 RELATING TO INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY.
SB268 RELATING TO FIREWORKS.
SB297 RELATING TO DIGITAL MEDIA.
SB303 RELATING TO GARDENS.
SB328 RELATING TO FAIR EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES.
SB352 RELATING TO BOTTLED WATER.
SB353 RELATING TO HEALTH.
SB375 SD1 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB389 RELATING TO PREFERENTIAL ELECTRICITY RATES FOR PROTECTED AGRICULTURE.
SB390 SD1 RELATING TO SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM INCENTIVES.
SB407 MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE OFFICE OF THE PROSECUTING ATTORNEY FOR HAWAII COUNTY.
SB410 RELATING TO THE TRAFFIC CODE.
SB434 RELATING TO CLIMATE CHANGE.
SB435 SD1 RELATING TO GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS.
SB440 PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO ARTICLES II, III, AND XVII OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII TO PROVIDE FOR DIRECT INITIATIVE.
SB449 SD1 RELATING TO CHILDREN.
SB456 RELATING TO ENABLING LEGISLATION BY THE PEOPLE.
SB471 SD1 RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.
SB473 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB484 RELATING TO FOOD SECURITY.
SB485 RELATING TO BIOSECURITY.
SB486 SD1 RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT FOOD LABELING.
SB487 RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.
SB488 RELATING TO LOCAL FOOD PRODUCTION.
SB489 SD1 RELATING TO SHARK AND RAY PROTECTION.
SB490 SD1 RELATING TO COMMUNITY FOOD FORESTS.
SB491 SD1 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE.
SB519 SD1 RELATING TO FOOD SAFETY.
SB520 RELATING TO POLYSTYRENE FOAM CONTAINERS.
SB521 SD1 RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.
SB522 SD1 RELATING TO PLASTIC.
SB523 SD1 RELATING TO BIOSECURITY.
SB526 SD1 RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.
SB530 SD1 RELATING TO THE GENERAL EXCISE TAX.
SB574 RELATING TO CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT.
SB575 RELATING TO THE STATE COORDINATOR ON HOMELESSNESS.
SB577 SD1 RELATING TO ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY ENTITLEMENTS.
SB682 RELATING TO FOOD LABELING.
SB684 SD1 RELATING TO COMMUNITY MEETINGS.
SB685 SD1 RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES.
SB686 SD1 RELATING TO MARIJUANA.
SB688 SD1 RELATING TO EDUCATION FUNDING.
SB690 SD1 RELATING TO CLIMATE CHANGE.
SB691 RELATING TO SUICIDE PREVENTION TRAINING.
SB692 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB694 RELATING TO CONSUMER PROTECTION.
SB695 SD1 RELATING TO THE HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSION ACT.
SB696 SD1 RELATING TO CESSPOOLS.
SB697 RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES.
SB698 SD1 RELATING TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS.
SB700 RELATING TO A COAL-FREE HAWAII.
SB701 SD1 RELATING TO THE HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE.
SB702 RELATING TO MARIJUANA DECRIMINALIZATION.
SB750 RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE HONALO MARSHALLING YARD.
SB751 SD1 RELATING TO THE HAWAII ASSOCIATION OF CONSERVATION DISTRICTS.
SB752 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB753 SD1 RELATING TO AQUACULTURE.
SB754 SD1 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB755 SD1 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB756 RELATING TO COSMETICS.
SB757 SD1 RELATING TO ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE.
SB758 RELATING TO THE DIVISION OF THE CONSUMER ADVOCATE.
SB759 SD1 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB760 SD1 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB761 RELATING TO ELECTRIC VEHICLES.
SB762 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE EDUCATION.
SB763 SD1 RELATING TO ADVERTISING AND MARKETING.
SB764 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB765 RELATING TO IRRIGATION.
SB766 RELATING TO THE STATE SNAIL.
SB835 SD1 RELATING TO THE STATE BOARD ON GEOGRAPHIC NAMES.
SB836 RELATING TO THE TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX.
SB843 RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
SB845 RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
SB849 RELATING TO VETERANS.
SB852 SD1 RELATING TO RESTITUTION FOR VICTIMS OF CRIME.
SB853 RELATING TO FIREARMS.
SB857 RELATING TO PAYMENTS OF SUPPORT.
SB862 RELATING TO JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS.
SB941 SD1 RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL LANDS.
SB942 RELATING TO THE ALA WAI CANAL.
SB944 SD1 RELATING TO CLIMATE CHANGE.
SB958 SD1 RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
SB1033 SD1 RELATING TO THE LICENSURE OF MIDWIVES.
SB1034 SD1 RELATING TO INSURANCE.
SB1035 RELATING TO SEXUAL VIOLENCE.
SB1038 RELATING TO HUMAN TRAFFICKING.
SB1040 SD1 RELATING TO SEX TRAFFICKING.
SB1042 SD1 RELATING TO CIVIL RIGHTS.
SB1059 RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
SB1067 RELATING TO THE STATE CAPITOL.
SB1068 SD1 RELATING TO TRAILS.
SB1132 RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII COMMUNITY COLLEGES.
SB1148 SD1 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB1149 SD1 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB1150 SD1 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE.
SB1151 RELATING TO DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE LOANS.
SB1152 RELATING TO DOGS.
SB1349 SD1 RELATING TO HOURS OF WORK.
SB1350 RELATING TO ANIMAL FUR PRODUCTS.
SB1351 RELATING TO HEMP.
SB1352 RELATING TO INDUSTRIAL HEMP.
SB1353 SD1 RELATING TO INDUSTRIAL HEMP.
SB1358 RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR AGRICULTURAL LAND ON OAHU.
SB1388 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB1467 SD1 RELATING TO PROPERTY FORFEITURE.
SB1527 SD1 RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT.
SB1542 SD1 RELATING TO AN APPROPRIATION FOR A KUNIA WELLS IV EXPLORATORY WELL.
SB1543 SD1 RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.
SB1544 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB1545 RELATING TO AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A BIOFUEL AND ANIMAL FEED FACILITY.
SCR20 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND HAWAII TOURISM AUTHORITY TO REPORT TO THE LEGISLATURE ON THE PROCESSING OF STATE OF HAWAII PLANT AND ANIMAL DECLARATION FORMS, INCLUDING THE COSTS INVOLVED, AND CONVENE A TASK FORCE TO REVIEW THE EFFICACY OF SUCH FORMS.
SCR28 URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO MANAGE THE WAI‘ANAE KAI FOREST AND RESTORE WATER FLOW IN WAI‘ANAE STREAMS FOR NATIVE HAWAIIAN TRADITIONAL AND CUSTOMARY PRACTICES AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE WAI‘ANAE KAI WILDFIRE PREPAREDNESS PLAN.
SR15 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND HAWAII TOURISM AUTHORITY TO REPORT TO THE LEGISLATURE ON THE PROCESSING OF STATE OF HAWAII PLANT AND ANIMAL DECLARATION FORMS, INCLUDING THE COSTS INVOLVED, AND CONVENE A TASK FORCE TO REVIEW THE EFFICACY OF SUCH FORMS.
SR20 URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO MANAGE THE WAI‘ANAE KAI FOREST AND RESTORE WATER FLOW IN WAI‘ANAE STREAMS FOR NATIVE HAWAIIAN TRADITIONAL AND CUSTOMARY PRACTICES AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE WAI‘ANAE KAI WILDFIRE PREPAREDNESS PLAN.