28th Legislature, 2016
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House District 14
Hawaii State Capitol
Room 314
phone: 808-586-8435
fax: 808-586-8437
repkawakami@capitol.hawaii.gov
14 - Hanalei, Princeville, Kilauea, Anahola, Kapaa, Wailua
Princeville Library
PUBLIC SERVICE

• Member, Hawaii State House
14th District April 6, 2011 to present
• Member, Kauai County Council 2008 to April 5, 2011
• Member, County of Kauai
Charter Commission 2007-2008
• Commissioner, Kauai Economic
Development Board 2007-present

COMMUNITY SERVICE

• Member, Kauai Police Activities Board 2007-present
• Director, Lihue Business Association 2007-present
• Director, Kauai Island Utility Cooperative 2006-2008
• Member, Kiwanis 2004-present

PROFESSIONAL

• Principal, Derek's Cool Runnings
Shave Ice & Vending 1999-present
• Assistant Operations Manager,
Big Save, Inc. 2002-present
Appointments:
CSG-West Committee Member: Fiscal Affairs, Energy & Public Lands, Water & Environment
NCSL-Committee Member: AG & Energy
Member of Hawaii Invasive Species Council (HISC)
Member of Broadband Assistance Advisory Council (Act 199, SLH 2010)
Measures Introduced
 Title
HB293 HD1 SD1 RELATING TO LIQUOR LICENSES.
HB296 RELATING TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
HB297 RELATING TO THE ECONOMY.
HB298 RELATING TO TECHNOLOGY.
HB299 RELATING TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
HB300 RELATING TO BUSINESS.
HB308 RELATING TO CHILD SAFETY.
HB341 RELATING TO POST CONVICTION PROCEEDINGS.
HB342 RELATING TO LIABILITY.
HB343 RELATING TO TAXATION.
HB344 RELATING TO SEXUAL ASSAULT TREATMENT SERVICES.
HB362 RELATING TO RESISTING ARREST.
HB369 RELATING TO OPEN GOVERNMENT.
HB412 MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A SOCIAL WORKER V SUPERVISOR POSITION.
HB413 HD1 RELATING TO THE JUDICIARY.
HB414 HD1 MAKING APPROPRIATIONS TO THE COUNTY OF KAUAI OFFICE OF THE PROSECUTING ATTORNEY.
HB491 MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO IMPLEMENT THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE TASK FORCE ON MOBILITY MANAGEMENT, ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO ACT 214, SESSION LAWS OF HAWAII 2013.
HB492 SD1 RELATING TO THE JUDICIARY.
HB493 HD1 RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
HB494 MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION TO THE HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION.
HB495 RELATING TO THE LICENSURE OF SUPPLIERS OF DURABLE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT.
HB497 HD1 RELATING TO AGING.
HB503 HD1 SD1 RELATING TO DROUGHT MITIGATION.
HB505 HD1 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
HB506 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
HB514 RELATING TO FUNDS CONTROLLED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES.
HB531 RELATING TO HERITAGE BREED ANIMALS.
HB568 RELATING TO AERIAL ADVERTISING DEVICES.
HB593 RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDS.
HB716 HD2 SD2 RELATING TO INNOVATIVE BUSINESS INTERACTION.
HB718 RELATING TO LIQUOR TAX.
HB722 HD2 RELATING TO LIPOA POINT.
HB724 RELATING TO BROADBAND ACCESS AVAILABILITY IN RESORT AREAS.
HB730 HD1 RELATING TO PUBLIC HEARINGS.
HB742 RELATING TO INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR MOTOR VEHICLES USED IN CONNECTION WITH TRANSPORTATION NETWORK COMPANIES.
HB743 RELATING TO ETHANOL.
HB746 HD1 SD2 RELATING TO CYBERSECURITY.
HB750 RELATING TO CONSERVATION AND RESOURCES.
HB771 HD1 RELATING TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
HB772 RELATING TO THE ROSE-RINGED PARAKEET.
HB773 RELATING TO COMMUNITY FOOD FORESTS.
HB774 HD1 SD1 RELATING TO SMALL BUSINESS.
HB785 RELATING TO INCOME TAX CREDITS.
HB792 HD2 RELATING TO EVIDENCE.
HB837 HD2 RELATING TO THE CONSERVATION OF ANIMALS.
HB866 HD1 RELATING TO THE SECURE AND FAIR ENFORCEMENT FOR MORTGAGE LICENSING ACT.
HB867 HD1 RELATING TO THE PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL SPACE CENTER FOR EXPLORATION SYSTEMS' BASALT REBAR INITIATIVE.
HB877 HD1 RELATING TO VEHICULAR TAXES.
HB878 RELATING TO THE MILITARY.
HB879 RELATING TO VETERANS.
HB880 RELATING TO THE MILITIA.
HB881 HD1 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE.
HB1028 HD2 RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.
HB1039 MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE LOCAL AND IMMIGRANT FARMER EDUCATION PROGRAM.
HB1040 HD1 SD1 RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES.
HB1041 HD1 RELATING TO HUNTING.
HB1067 RELATING TO COMMUNITY MEETINGS.
HB1068 RELATING TO HIGH TECHNOLOGY.
HB1070 HD1 RELATING TO DEVELOPMENT.
HB1076 RELATING TO TUITION WAIVERS.
HB1078 RELATING TO SOLID WASTE REDUCTION.
HB1080 RELATING TO URBAN WATER CONSERVATION.
HB1086 SD1 RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT.
HB1089 HD2 RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
HB1091 HD1 RELATING TO TAXATION.
HB1092 HD1 RELATING TO TAXATION.
HB1136 RELATING TO CONSERVATION.
HB1161 HD1 SD1 RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB1207 RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
HB1208 HD1 MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE SENIOR FARMERS' MARKET NUTRITION PROGRAM.
HB1225 SD1 RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL FACILITIES.
HB1233 RELATING TO FOOD.
HB1242 HD1 RELATING TO FIRE SPRINKLERS.
HB1243 HD1 RELATING TO TAXATION.
HB1244 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND TOURISM.
HB1245 RELATING TO RECYCLABLE MATERIALS.
HB1247 RELATING TO THE DEPOSIT BEVERAGE CONTAINER PROGRAM.
HB1248 RELATING TO SEXUAL ASSAULT.
HB1249 RELATING TO STUDENT SAFETY.
HB1274 RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF WATER, COUNTY OF KAUAI.
HB1282 HD1 SD1 RELATING TO BROADBAND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY.
HB1341 RELATING TO EMERGENCY SHELTERS.
HB1345 HD1 SD2 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
HB1372 HD2 SD1 RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES.
HB1413 RELATING TO HIGHER EDUCATION.
HB1414 RELATING TO THE ELECTIONS COMMISSION.
HB1416 RELATING TO THE COUNTY SURCHARGE ON STATE TAX.
HB1452 HD1 RELATING TO ZONING.
HB1453 HD1 SD1 MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE MOLOA‘A WELL PROJECT ON THE ISLAND OF KAUAI.
HB1454 HD2 RELATING TO TAXATION.
HB1466 RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE FOURTEENTH, FIFTEENTH, AND SIXTEENTH REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICTS.
HB1595 RELATING TO LEGISLATIVE TESTIMONY.
HB1607 RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES.
HB1613 RELATING TO POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION.
HB1634 RELATING TO TAXATION.
HB1672 RELATING TO PRESCRIPTION DRUG BENEFITS.
HB1696 RELATING TO UNITED STATES SENATOR DANIEL K. INOUYE DAY.
HB1698 RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB1751 RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.
HB1753 RELATING TO MOPEDS.
HB1758 HD1 RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB1766 RELATING TO LIVESTOCK.
HB1772 HD1 RELATING TO ORAL HEALTH.
HB1773 RELATING TO HOUSING.
HB1775 RELATING TO DRIVER EDUCATION.
HB1776 RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY.
HB1777 RELATING TO EVIDENCE.
HB1864 RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.
HB1865 RELATING TO TAX CREDITS.
HB1866 RELATING TO SMALL BUSINESSES.
HB1867 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND TOURISM.
HB1868 RELATING TO THE STATE BUDGET.
HB1869 RELATING TO THE ROSE-RINGED PARAKEET.
HB1870 RELATING TO TAXATION.
HB1871 RELATING TO TAXATION.
HB1872 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
HB1873 RELATING TO FIRE SPRINKLERS.
HB1874 MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES.
HB1875 MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES.
HB1876 RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB1877 RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.
HB1878 RELATING TO AGING.
HB1879 RELATING TO CAREGIVING.
HB1880 MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR SENIOR CENTERS.
HB1882 RELATING TO COLLEGE SAVINGS PROGRAM TAX DEDUCTION.
HB1883 RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII CENTER ON AGING.
HB1884 MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE OFFICE OF THE LONG-TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM.
HB1885 RELATING TO LONG-TERM CARE.
HB1913 RELATING TO TAXATION.
HB1931 HD1 RELATING TO THE HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSION ACT.
HB1932 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS.
HB1995 RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES.
HB1996 HD1 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
HB2000 RELATING TO INCOME TAX.
HB2002 RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB2004 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
HB2005 RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB2027 RELATING TO STATEWIDE INFRASTRUCTURE CAPACITY BUILDING CONSTRUCTION FINANCING.
HB2028 RELATING TO TAXATION.
HB2029 RELATING TO WATER INFRASTRUCTURE LOANS.
HB2032 RELATING TO WATER.
HB2042 RELATING TO WATER CONSERVATION.
HB2047 HD1 RELATING TO THE HAWAII COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY.
HB2052 RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.
HB2053 RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.
HB2170 RELATING TO HEALTH CARE.
HB2187 RELATING TO INSURANCE.
HB2188 HD1 RELATING TO HAWAII CORRECTIONAL INDUSTRIES.
HB2189 RELATING TO LASER DEVICES.
HB2192 RELATING TO FRANCHISES.
HB2219 RELATING TO INNOVATION BUSINESS INTERACTION.
HB2224 RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
HB2226 RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF LANGUAGE ACCESS.
HB2227 RELATING TO LANGUAGE ACCESS.
HB2258 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
HB2261 RELATING TO LIABILITY.
HB2262 HD1 RELATING TO THE HIGH TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.
HB2263 HD1 RELATING TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
HB2264 HD1 RELATING TO THE HIGH TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.
HB2265 RELATING TO THE STATE FOUNDATION ON CULTURE AND THE ARTS.
HB2449 PROPOSING A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT RELATING TO THE CONSERVATION, CONTROL AND DEVELOPMENT OF RESOURCES.
HB2450 RELATING TO HUNTING.
HB2452 RELATING TO FILIPINO VETERANS.
HB2471 RELATING TO WAGES AND HOURS.
HB2472 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS.
HB2473 HD1 RELATING TO ENFORCEMENT OF WAGE LAWS.
HB2474 RELATING TO PREVAILING WAGES.
HB2475 RELATING TO WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT.
HB2484 RELATING TO HIGHWAYS.
HB2485 RELATING TO CARGO INSPECTIONS.
HB2486 RELATING TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
HB2506 RELATING TO LIQUOR LICENSES.
HB2507 RELATING TO TAXATION.
HB2511 RELATING TO ENERGY STORAGE.
HB2519 RELATING TO COLLEGE SAVINGS PROGRAM TAX DEDUCTION.
HB2542 HD1 RELATING TO THE AUDITOR.
HB2543 RELATING TO BROADBAND.
HB2544 HD1 RELATING TO CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS.
HB2545 RELATING TO BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT.
HB2546 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
HB2547 RELATING TO THE INCREASED ACCESS TO RESPONSIBLE SMALL DOLLAR LOANS PILOT PROGRAM.
HB2548 RELATING TO THE ANAHOLA HAWAIIAN HOMES ASSOCIATION.
HB2549 RELATING TO TELECOMMUNICATIONS.
HB2550 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND TOURISM.
HB2551 RELATING TO TAXATION.
HB2569 HD1 RELATING TO ENERGY.
HB2584 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
HB2586 RELATING TO NUTRIENT CYCLING.
HB2587 RELATING TO TUITION WAIVERS.
HB2588 RELATING TO COMMON INTEREST COMMUNITIES.
HB2590 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE.
HB2595 AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE AND APPROPRIATION OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS FOR AGRICULTURE DEVELOPMENT.
HB2596 RELATING TO THE MACADAMIA FELTED COCCID.
HB2597 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND TOURISM.
HB2618 RELATING TO WORKS OF ART SPECIAL FUND.
HB2654 RELATING TO THE MOLOKAI IRRIGATION SYSTEM WATER USERS ADVISORY BOARD.
HB2665 RELATING TO SCIENCE AND INNOVATION.
HB2666 RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE FOURTEENTH, FIFTEENTH, AND SIXTEENTH REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICTS.
HB2667 RELATING TO CORPORATE INCOME TAX.
HB2668 RELATING TO THE HIGH TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.
HB2669 RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST TRUTAG TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
HB2674 RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL THEFT.
HB2675 RELATING TO RAPID OHIA DEATH.
HB2676 HD1 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
HB2680 RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS FOR KALOKO RESERVOIR.
HB2690 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
HB2696 RELATING TO VOCATIONAL TRAINING.
HB2714 RELATING TO WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT.
HB2727 RELATING TO MOVIE THEATERS.
HB2728 RELATING TO TAXATION.
HB2729 RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR THE COUNTY OF KAUAI.
HB2750 RELATING TO NATIVE HAWAIIANS.
HCR10 URGING VARIOUS GOVERNMENT ENTITIES WHO MANAGE AND OWN LAND AROUND EACH OF THE PLANNED RAIL TRANSIT STATIONS TO CONSIDER AND INCLUDE IN DEVELOPMENT DISCUSSIONS, TO THE GREATEST EXTENT POSSIBLE, AFFORDABLE HOUSING, CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES, ELDERLY SERVICES, AND OTHER BENEFICIAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE PEOPLE OF HAWAII.
HCR22 SUPPORTING GAME MAMMAL, GAME BIRD, AND FISHING RESOURCES IN ORDER TO PROMOTE SUSTAINABILITY AND FOOD SECURITY AND TO PRESERVE LONG STANDING LOCAL AND CULTURAL PRACTICES.
HCR26 REQUESTING THE HAWAII SISTER-STATE COMMITTEE TO EVALUATE AND DEVELOP RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE INITIATION OF A SISTER-STATE RELATIONSHIP WITH THE STATE OF GOA IN THE COUNTRY OF INDIA AND FORWARD ITS RECOMMENDATION TO THE LEGISLATURE, PURSUANT TO SECTION 229-3, HAWAII REVISED STATUTES, FOR FURTHER ACTION.
HCR27 AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF A TERM, NON-EXCLUSIVE EASEMENT COVERING A PORTION OF STATE SUBMERGED LANDS AT KUKUIULA, KOLOA, KAUAI, FOR THE MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR OF THE EXISTING ROCK SEAWALL, AND FOR THE USE, MAINTENANCE, AND REPAIR OF THE EXISTING IMPROVEMENTS CONSTRUCTED THEREON.
HCR29 URGING HAWAII'S CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO PROPOSE AND PASS A PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION CLARIFYING THAT CORPORATIONS ARE NOT PEOPLE WITH CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS, AND THAT UNLIMITED CAMPAIGN SPENDING IS NOT FREE SPEECH.
HCR40 REQUESTING THAT THE SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE PROVIDE EIGHT-PERSON FIRING PARTIES (SEVEN MEMBERS AND THE FIRING PARTY NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICER IN CHARGE) AT THE FUNERALS OF ALL AIR FORCE VETERANS AND RETIREES WHO WERE DISCHARGED OR RELEASED UNDER CONDITIONS OTHER THAN DISHONORABLE.
HCR41 REQUESTING RECOGNITION AND CELEBRATION OF THE FESTIVAL OF DIWALI IN HAWAII.
HR4 SUPPORTING GAME MAMMAL, GAME BIRD, AND FISHING RESOURCES IN ORDER TO PROMOTE SUSTAINABILITY AND FOOD SECURITY AND TO PRESERVE LONG STANDING LOCAL AND CULTURAL PRACTICES.