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Hawaii State Legislature ends 2022 session

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People wait to enter during the final floor sessionsinside the chambers at the state Capitol. State lawmakers finished this year’s legislative session Thursday giving final passage to several weighty bills and bidding farewell to a dozen colleagues who are retiring or running for other elected office.
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Rep. Aaron Johansson, middle, poses with fellow representatives during the final floor sessions inside the House chambers at the state Capitol on Thursday.
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A packed gallery claps during the final floor session inside the House chambers at the state Capitol on Thursday.
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Rep. Sylvia Luke, bottom right, speaks during the final floor session inside the chambers at the state Capitol on Thursday.
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The House floor is seen during the final floor session inside the chambers at the state Capitol on Thursday.
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The Senate floor is seen during the final floor session inside the chambers at the state Capitol on Thursday.
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Sen. Clarence Nishihara is honored during the final floor session inside the Senate chambers.
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Sen. Brian Taniguchi is honored during the final floor sessionss inside the Senate chambers.
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Sen. Brian Taniguchi walks to his seat after being honored during the final floor session inside the Senate chambers.
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Rep. Aaron Johansson, right, embraces House Speaker Scott Saiki.
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House Speaker Scott Saiki prepares to speak during the final floor sessions inside the House chambers.
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House Speaker Scott Saiki uses the gavel during the final floor sessions inside the House chambers.
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Rep. Luella Costales speaks during the final floor sessions inside the House chambers.
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House Speaker Scott Saiki records with his smartphone during the final floor sessions.
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Rep. Angus McKelvey speaks during the final floor sessions inside the House chambers.
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Rep. Sylvia Luke speaks during the final floor sessions.
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Rep. Henry Aquino is reflected in window panels during the final floor sessions inside the House chambers.
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Rep. Henry Aquino is reflected in window panels during the final floor sessions inside the House chambers.
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Representatives with the Ka Ohana O Kalaupapa delegation hold photos of loved ones from Kalaupapa while posing for photos with lawmakers prior to the passing of Senate Bill 3338.
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Sen. Karl Rhoads speaks to students in the gallery.
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Representatives with theKa Ohana O Kalaupapa delegation from Molokai hold photos of loved ones from Kalaupapa while posing for photos with lawmakers prior to the passing of Senate Bill 3338.
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Sen. Kurt Fevella speaks during the final floor sessions inside the Senate chambers.
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Representatives with the Ka Ohana O Kalaupapa delegation from Molokai hold photos of loved ones from Kalaupapa prior to the passing of Senate Bill 3338.
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Sen. Rosalyn Baker speaks during the final floor sessions inside the Senate chambers.
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Senate President Ron Kouchi speaks during the final floor sessions inside the Senate chambers.
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Sen. Clarence Nishihara is honored during the final floor sessions inside the Senate chambers.
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Sen. Bennette Misalucha, left, presents a lei to Sen. Clarence Nishihara during the final floor sessions inside the Senate chambers.
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Sen. Clarence Nishihara, left, walks to his seat after being honored during the final floor sessions inside the Senate chambers.
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Sen. Clarence Nishihara speaks during the final floor sessions inside the Senate chambers.
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Sen. Rosalyn Baker is honored during the final floor sessions inside the Senate chambers.
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Sen. Rosalyn Baker, middle, is presented with a plaque by Sen. Gilbert Keith-Agaran, left, and Sen. Lynn DeCoite while being honored during the final floor sessions.
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Sen. Brian Taniguchi is honored during the final floor sessions inside the Senate chambers.
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Sen. Donna Mercado-Kim, left, presents a lei to Sen. Brian Taniguchi as he is honored during the final floor sessions inside the Senate chambers.
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Sen. Brian Taniguchi is honored during the final floor session inside the Senate chambers.

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