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.”
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