Bills authored by Gregg that became law in his first 4 years . . .
Bird Nuisances: In his first year, in response to complaints from a Momilani neighborhood, Gregg passed a law to protect neighborhoods from messes created from excessive bird feeding. Act 269, 2013
Dangerous Trees: Gregg obtained $1 million for removal of trees on private property that pose dangers to neighbors, starting with a 120-foot albizia tree in Pacific Palisades. Included in 2014 budget
Tanning Beds: Makes it unlawful for tanning salon operators to allow use of tanning beds by anyone under age 18 because of their high susceptibility to skin cancer from UV rays. Act 205, 2014
Advance Directives: Allows more access for seniors to decide whether they want to prolong their lives through life-sustaining measures, by allowing advanced practice nurses to sign Provider Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) forms. These forms enable patients to make their wishes known to health providers and loved ones on whether they want their lives extended through artificial means. Act 154, 2014
Facial Deformities: To help families of children born with facial deformities, such as cleft lip or cleft palates, this measure requires health insurers to provide coverage for their surgical procedures. Act 213 (Anya’s law), 2015
Small Business: Helps small businesses in areas stricken by natural disasters by allotting $328,000 in State funds to be matched by federal funds of $1.15 million, to establish an on-line Business Recovery Center for information on contracts, assistance and loans. Act 210, 2015
Correctional Facilities: Allows the Public Safety Department to use more than $2 million in federal funds to improve recruitment and training of correctional officers in jails and prisons. HB 2389, 2016
Senior Services: Appropriates $1.7 million for counties to operate one-stop senior citizens referral services through Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs). Also creates position of falls prevention coordinator for the elderly. HB 1878, 2016
Gregg’s Future Agenda . . .
- Improve public safety by modernizing jails and prisons to better rehabilitate inmates and reduce their likelihood of committing new crimes.
- Enable seniors to live independently by obtaining funds for more State supported-services such as Meals on Wheels, transportation services, healthy living exercise classes, and emergency nursing aid.
- Improve public schools through support for cooling (air-conditioners, fans) initiatives, campus improvements, and increased funding of student-based formulas.
- Ensure all persons enjoy equal rights and protection from discrimination.