HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - State Sen. Sam Slom was hospitalized Friday after suffering an unknown medical emergency on the Senate floor Friday.
A spokeswoman for the state Senate said Slom was taken to the hospital as a precaution. His doctors said his test results were "unremarkable," but will be staying the night for observation.
Kathryn Higa, Slom's chief policy adviser, said the 73-year-old legislator did not collapse or lose consciousness. In fact, he completed all the Senate floor votes and then walked off the Senate floor to be treated by paramedics.
Higa said Slom had recently come down with the flu, and could also have been suffering from exhaustion or dehydration. He had been at a neighborhood board meeting until 10 p.m. Thursday.
"He was barking out orders to me on his way to the ambulance, so I know he'll be fine," Higa said.