28th Legislature, 2015
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Senate District 8
Hawaii State Capitol
Room 210
phone: 808-586-6030
fax: 808-586-6031
senkouchi@Capitol.hawaii.gov
Member of the following committees:
Experience
 Education
•  Waimea High School, Waimea, Kauai (1975)
•  Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa

 Professional
•  Kauai County Council Member (1982-2002)
•  Kauai County Council Member (2006-2008)
•  Kauai County Council Chair (12 years)

 Legislative
•  Appointed to the Hawaii State Senate in September 2010
•  Elected to the Hawaii State Senate in November 2010
•  8th Senatorial District-Kauai & Niihau

 Committees
   2012-2013
•  Agriculture, Vice-Chair
•  Transportation and International Affairs, Member
•  Ways and Means, Member

   2011-2012
•  Tourism, Vice-Chair
•  Agriculture, Member
•  Transportation and International Affairs, Member
•  Ways and Means, Member
Accomplishments
•  Director, National Association of Counties (1992-2002)
•  Director, Kaua‘i Visitors Bureau (2006)
•  Director, Kaua‘i Island Utility Cooperative (2003-2006)
•  Chairman, Capital Campaign for Wilcos Health Foundation (2003-2005)
•  Vice-Chair, Agriculture and Rural Affairs Steering Committee of the National Association of Counties (2005-2010)
•  Member, New Hope Kaua‘i (January 2011-present)
•  Member, Kaua‘i Veterans Memorial Hospital Board (2006)
•  Member, YMCA Board of Directors (2003-2006)
•  Member, Kaua‘i Chamber of Commerce Legislative Committee (2006)
•  Member, Kaua‘i High School Baseball Booster Club (2006-2009)
•  President, Lihue Baseball League (1995-2000)
•  President, West Kaua‘i Midget Baseball League (1985-1990)
•  Head Coach, Waimea High School Girls Volleyball Program (1985-1987)
•  Coach, Simpson College Women's Volleyball Team (1980-1981)
Measures Introduced
 Title
SB158 SD1 HD1 CD1 RELATING TO THE BUDGET DOCUMENTS.
SB159 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO THE REPEAL OF NON-GENERAL FUNDS.
SB160 SD2 HD1 CD1 RELATING TO UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII NON-GENERAL FUNDS.
SB247 RELATING TO BUDGET DOCUMENTS.
SB249 SD1 RELATING TO EMPLOYER-UNION HEALTH BENEFITS.
SB253 SD1 HD1 CD1 RELATING TO STATE DEBT.
SB254 SD1 HD1 CD1 RELATING TO THE BUDGET.
SB399 RELATING TO TOBACCO PRODUCTS.
SB400 RELATING TO TOBACCO PRODUCTS.
SB401 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB402 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB403 RELATING TO LIQUOR LICENSES.
SB404 RELATING TO ENERGY.
SB819 SD1 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.
SB820 RELATING TO THE BOARD OF EDUCATION.
SB821 SD1 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB877 SD2 RELATING TO HISTORIC PRESERVATION.
SB984 SD2 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.
SB1149 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB1150 SD1 HD2 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB1211 SD1 HD1 CD1 RELATING TO THE MAJOR DISASTER FUND.
SB1221 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO HEALTH.
SB1225 SD1 RELATING TO WATER RECLAMATION.
SB1232 RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF WATER, COUNTY OF KAUAI.
SB1242 RELATING TO LITERACY.
SB1304 RELATING TO FIRE SPRINKLERS.
SB1305 SD1 HD1 CD1 MAKING APPROPRIATIONS TO THE COUNTY OF KAUAI OFFICE OF THE PROSECUTING ATTORNEY.
SB1306 SD1 RELATING TO REAL PROPERTY.
SB1328 RELATING TO SUSTAINABLE LIVING.
SCR54 SD1 REQUESTING A STUDY REGARDING THE NEED TO INCREASE THE DOLLAR THRESHOLD THAT DETERMINES WHETHER A SMALL PURCHASE IS EXEMPT FROM SMALL PURCHASE PROCUREMENT PROCEDURES.
SR23 SD1 REQUESTING A STUDY REGARDING THE NEED TO INCREASE THE DOLLAR THRESHOLD THAT DETERMINES WHETHER A SMALL PURCHASE IS EXEMPT FROM SMALL PURCHASE PROCUREMENT PROCEDURES.