State Sen. Shan S. Tsutsui from Maui has been re-elected president of the state Senate. Most of the leadership and committee chairs remained unchanged from the last session, though additional standing committees were established "to provide greater scrutiny" over important areas, the news release said.
Maui state Sen. Roz Baker will chair the Commerce and Consumer Protection Committee.
Maui state Sen. J. Kalani English will head the Transportation and International Affairs Committee.
The 27th state legislative session will convene Jan. 16.