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Hawaii welcomes about nine million tourists a year. “Obviously we’re not going to have the beach police writing tickets” for sunscreen violations, says state Sen. Mike Gabbard, who introduced the governor will sign in the state senate earlier this year. But he is hopeful that the people who visit will think more about the kinds of sunscreen they are using and Hawaii’s natural resources.

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