Lawmakers pass bill outlawing intentional balloon releases

  • Suzanne Frazer

  • Scott Saiki

  • Graduates families release balloons at Konawaena High School’s drive-through ceremony in 2020. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

A bill banning the intentional release of balloons and establishing a fine for violators who do so is headed to Gov. David Ige for his signature.