A Better Day host Senator Sam Slom – The Jones Act

Senator Sam Slom introduces Kimberly Kepner-Sybounmy film director and producer of the Jones Act –

The Jones Act is a federal  law enacted as Section 27 of the Merchant Marine Act of 1920 and requires a vessel be U.S. built, flag, owned, crewed and managed to transport cargo by water between two domestic points.

Hawaii State Senator Sam Slom (R), minority leader and introducer of a Jones Act reform resolution in 2014, said, “Thanks to the work of the Hawaii Shippers Council and others, I feel after 20 years of activity, the public has a better understanding of the cost impact of the Jones Act and our options. We welcome support from the Hawaii Republican Party but reiterate this reform is a non-partisan issue that negatively affects all residents of Hawaii. We welcome future support from political, social and business organizations. We can win this issue.”

Kim and SLom Olelo 2015Contact: senslom@capitol.hawaii.gov or Kimberly Kepner-Sybounmy  at: k.kepner-sybounmy@capitol.hawaii.gov

Jones Act

Jones Act conference with Hawaii, Alaska, and Puerto Rico lawmakers. Hawaii: Senator Sam Slom (R); Representative Gene Ward (R); Representative Cindy Evans , Michael N. Hansen, President, Hawaii Shippers Council, and  Cliff Slater, Independent Transportation/Trucking/Railroad Professional