28th Legislature, 2015
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House District 29
Hawaii State Capitol
Room 302
phone: 808-586-6180
fax: 808-586-6189
reprhoads@Capitol.hawaii.gov
Member of the following committees:
29 - Kalihi, Palama, Iwilei, Chinatown
Professional Experience
• State House, (2006-Present)
• Legislative Aide, Rep. Marilyn B. Lee, (6 years)
• Small business owner, solo law practice, (4 years)
• Law practice, Perkin & Hosada,( 2 years)
• Legislative Assistant, U.S. Rep. Eliot L. Engel, (3 years)
• Legislative Aide, U.S. Rep. Louise M. Slaughter, (2 years)
• Intern, U.S. Senator John F. Kerry
Community Activities
• Downtown Neighborhood Board, (10 years)
• Chinatown Citizens Patrol, (14 years)
• Pacific Gateway Center Board of Directors, (6 years)
• Honolulu Tower Board of Directors, (6 years)

Awards and Recognition
• Freshman Legislator of the Year - University of Hawaii Professional Assembly (2007)
Measures Introduced
 Title
HB20 PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE HAWAII STATE CONSTITUTION RELATING TO THE JUDICIARY.
HB21 RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
HB22 RELATING TO THE COURTS.
HB23 RELATING TO GOVERNMENT.
HB24 RELATING TO CRIME.
HB25 HD1 RELATING TO DISCRIMINATION.
HB26 HD1 SD1 CD1 RELATING TO THE COMPENSATION OF TRUSTEES.
HB27 RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
HB28 RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE INSURANCE.
HB29 RELATING TO ALA WAI BOAT HARBOR.
HB30 RELATING TO MOTORCYCLE AND MOPED MUFFLERS.
HB31 HD1 RELATING TO MEDICAL MARIJUANA.
HB32 RELATING TO CROSSWALK SAFETY.
HB33 HD1 RELATING TO THE RESIDENTIAL LANDLORD-TENANT CODE.
HB34 HD1 RELATED TO SMOKING.
HB35 RELATING TO TAXATION.
HB36 RELATING TO TAXATION.
HB37 RELATING TO CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES.
HB58 HD1 SD2 RELATING TO PROTECTIVE ORDERS.
HB85 RELATING TO DISABILITY RETIREMENT.
HB86 RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE.
HB189 HD1 RELATING TO CLAIMS AGAINST THE STATE.
HB227 RELATING TO NOISE CONTROL.
HB228 HD1 RELATING TO DEFERRED DEPOSITS.
HB308 RELATING TO CHILD SAFETY.
HB321 HD1 SD2 CD1 RELATING TO MEDICAL MARIJUANA.
HB385 HD1 RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB399 RELATING TO MEASUREMENTS.
HB400 RELATING TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
HB401 HD2 RELATING TO VOTING.
HB402 RELATING TO FIREARMS POSSESSION.
HB412 MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A SOCIAL WORKER V SUPERVISOR POSITION.
HB445 HD1 RELATING TO TRANSIT-ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT.
HB529 HD1 RELATING TO ARREST BOOKING PHOTOGRAPHS.
HB568 RELATING TO AERIAL ADVERTISING DEVICES.
HB570 RELATING TO MOPEDS.
HB601 RELATING TO PRIVATE ROADS.
HB626 RELATING TO THE POSSESSION OF FIREARMS WHILE CONSUMING OR UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF AN INTOXICANT.
HB630 HD1 RELATING TO CAMPAIGN FINANCE.
HB639 HD1 RELATING TO GRAFFITI.
HB644 RELATING TO CAMPAIGN FINANCE.
HB741 RELATING TO TOWING.
HB749 RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT.
HB783 PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE HAWAII CONSTITUTION REGARDING FREEDOM OF SPEECH.
HB786 RELATING TO GOVERNMENT RECORDS.
HB810 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
HB812 RELATING TO LIGHTING.
HB813 HD3 RELATING TO THE CODE OF ETHICS.
HB836 RELATING TO ASSERTIVE COMMUNITY TREATMENT.
HB837 HD2 RELATING TO THE CONSERVATION OF ANIMALS.
HB838 RELATING TO FLUORIDATION.
HB839 RELATING TO HIGHWAYS.
HB840 HD1 SD1 RELATING TO CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES.
HB843 HD1 RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
HB844 RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF LANGUAGE ACCESS.
HB845 RELATING TO STATE CERTIFICATION OF HEALTH CARE INTERPRETERS.
HB846 RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF LANGUAGE ACCESS.
HB885 RELATING TO WILDLIFE.
HB886 HD1 RELATING TO TAXATION.
HB1043 RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE TWENTY-NINTH REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT.
HB1044 RELATING TO SEXUAL ASSAULT.
HB1045 RELATING TO PUBLIC ASSISTANCE.
HB1046 RELATING TO WRONGFUL IMPRISONMENT.
HB1054 HD1 RELATING TO VIDEOCONFERENCING.
HB1086 SD1 RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT.
HB1087 HD1 SD1 RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.
HB1088 RELATING TO ENERGY.
HB1132 RELATING TO THE MINIMUM WAGE.
HB1134 RELATING TO THE JUDICIARY.
HB1161 HD1 SD1 RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB1183 HD1 RELATING TO CAMPAIGN SPENDING.
HB1184 RELATING TO CHAPTER 245, HAWAII REVISED STATUTES.
HB1199 RELATING TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.
HB1239 HD1 RELATING TO HEALTH CARE.
HB1240 RELATING TO TAXATION.
HB1241 HD1 RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB1297 HD1 SD1 RELATING TO THE PENAL CODE.
HB1305 RELATING TO SOCIAL MEDIA.
HB1307 RELATING TO FAIR TAXATION.
HB1340 RELATING TO CAMPAIGN SPENDING.
HB1346 HD1 RELATING TO YOUTH.
HB1351 RELATING TO A SEX TRAFFICKING SPECIAL TREATMENT FACILITY.
HB1356 SD2 RELATING TO UNFUNDED LIABILITIES.
HB1382 RELATING TO FOSTER CARE.
HB1408 HD3 RELATING TO PRIVATE ROADS.
HB1437 RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB1438 RELATING TO BEVERAGES.
HB1475 RELATING TO CAMPAIGN FINANCE.
HB1491 HD2 SD1 CD1 RELATING TO CAMPAIGN SPENDING.
HB1510 RELATING TO TRAFFIC SAFETY.
HCR28 URGING THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA TO HONOR ITS PROMISE AND COMMITMENT TO NO LONGER HARVEST ORGANS FROM EXECUTED PRISONERS FOR ORGAN TRANSPLANTS.
HCR29 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTING AND GENERAL SERVICES, AFTER CONSULTATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, TO DETERMINE THE COST OF PLACING AN OVERPASS OVER THE H-1 FREEWAY TO EXTEND BETWEEN NUUANU STREAM AND QUEEN EMMA STREET THAT WOULD REDUCE TRAFFIC NOISE POLLUTION AND BE USED AS A PARK OR OTHER COMMUNITY USE PURPOSE.
HCR30 HD1 REQUESTING THE HAWAII ACCESS TO JUSTICE COMMISSION TO ASSEMBLE VARIOUS STATE AND COMMUNITY ENTITIES TO DETERMINE WHICH AGENCY OR ORGANIZATION SHOULD ADMINISTER FUNDING FOR CIVIL LEGAL SERVICES TO THE LOW- AND MODERATE-INCOME.
HCR37 REQUESTING AN AUDIT OF CHILD CUSTODY PROCEEDINGS INVOLVING THE COMMISSION OF FAMILY VIOLENCE BY A PARENT, TO ASSESS THE USE AND APPLICATION OF SECTION 571-46, HAWAII REVISED STATUTES.
HCR42 HD1 URGING THE DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND TOURISM TO ESTABLISH THE COMMISSION FOR HAWAII'S FUTURE TO GUIDE AND PREPARE HAWAII FOR REDUCED MILITARY SPENDING.
HCR53 HD1 REQUESTING THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO CONVENE A CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION TO PROPOSE A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO OVERTURN THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT'S DECISION IN CITIZENS UNITED V. FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION.
HCR105 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF ATTORNEY GENERAL TO CONVENE A TASK FORCE TO INVESTIGATE AND COORDINATE THE PROVISION OF MEDICAL, EDUCATIONAL, HOUSING, AND SOCIAL SERVICES TO MIGRANTS FROM FREELY ASSOCIATED STATES.
HCR108 SD1 REQUESTING THE CONVENING OF A CLIMATE CHANGE AND HEALTH WORKING GROUP TO ASSESS THE SCOPE AND RISKS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON THE HEALTH OF HAWAII'S RESIDENTS AND TO DEVELOP A STRATEGIC PLAN TO ADDRESS CLIMATE CHANGE RISKS TO HEALTH STATEWIDE.
HCR109 ENCOURAGING FOOD SERVICE FACILITIES IN THE STATE THAT OFFER A CHILDREN'S MENU OF MEAL OPTIONS, OR A MEAL THAT IS REPRESENTED AS A CHILDREN'S MEAL, TO SERVE CHILDREN'S MEALS WITH HIGHER NUTRITIONAL QUALITY AND INCLUDE ONLY BOTTLED WATER OR LOW-FAT MILK AS THE DEFAULT BEVERAGE IN THE MEAL OR MENU OPTION.
HCR125 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO CONDUCT A STUDY REGARDING THE FEASIBILITY AND COST OF CONSTRUCTING A SMALL COMMERCIAL BOAT HARBOR AND SMALL COMMERCIAL AIRPORT IN SOUTH PUNA.
HCR145 SD1 REQUESTING THE CONVENING OF A FAMILY CAREGIVERS WORKING GROUP TO EXAMINE AND ASSESS LEGISLATION RELATING TO THE ROLE OF CAREGIVERS OF PATIENTS DISCHARGED FROM HOSPITALS.
HCR146 HD2 SD1 REQUESTING THE CONVENING OF A WORKING GROUP TO EXAMINE SMARTER SENTENCING TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY AND RELIABILITY OF STATE CRIMINAL SENTENCING PRACTICES.
HCR154 REQUESTING THE CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU TO PROVIDE REAL PROPERTY TAXPAYERS WHO PAY FOR THEIR OWN TRASH COLLECTION SERVICES A PROPERTY TAX REDUCTION, TAX CREDIT, OR ALTERNATE METHOD OF COMPENSATION OR REIMBURSEMENT.
HCR155 SD1 REQUESTING THE JUDICIAL COUNCIL TO APPOINT A COMMITTEE TO REVIEW AND RECOMMEND REVISIONS TO THE HAWAII PENAL CODE.
HCR191 COMMENDING THE JAPANESE WOMEN'S SOCIETY FOUNDATION FOR CREATING THE "ADOPT-A-MOM" PROGRAM AND ENCOURAGING ALL FAMILIES AND AGENCIES WORKING WITH THE ELDERLY OF HAWAII TO PLACE "ADOPT-A-MOM" DAY ON THEIR CALENDARS, AS THE THIRD SUNDAY OF MAY, IN OBSERVANCE OF THE ELDERLY WOMEN OF HAWAII WHO DESERVE TO BE CHERISHED AND APPRECIATED FOR THE INVALUABLE ROLE THEY PLAY AS THE MOTHERS OF OUR KEIKI O KA AINA.
HCR215 REQUESTING THE DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT TO EQUALIZE TRANSIT BENEFITS AND SUBSIDIES FOR ALL STATE EMPLOYEES REGARDLESS OF MODE OF TRANSPORTATION.
HCR216 SUPPORTING THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA'S EFFORTS TOWARD PEACEFUL REUNIFICATION OF THE KOREAN PENINSULA AND URGING THE DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF KOREA TO ENGAGE IN SINCERE REUNIFICATION DIALOGUE WITH THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA.
HCR217 HD1 SD1 REQUESTING THE JUDICIARY TO CONVENE A TASK FORCE TO EXAMINE ESTABLISHING HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE RESOURCES FOR THE STATE OF HAWAII JUDICIARY.
HR12 HD1 REQUESTING THE HAWAII ACCESS TO JUSTICE COMMISSION TO ASSEMBLE VARIOUS STATE AND COMMUNITY ENTITIES TO DETERMINE WHICH AGENCY OR ORGANIZATION SHOULD ADMINISTER FUNDING FOR CIVIL LEGAL SERVICES TO THE LOW- AND MODERATE-INCOME.
HR14 REQUESTING AN AUDIT OF CHILD CUSTODY PROCEEDINGS INVOLVING THE COMMISSION OF FAMILY VIOLENCE BY A PARENT, TO ASSESS THE USE AND APPLICATION OF SECTION 571-46, HAWAII REVISED STATUTES.
HR16 HD1 URGING THE DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND TOURISM TO ESTABLISH THE COMMISSION FOR HAWAII'S FUTURE TO GUIDE AND PREPARE HAWAII FOR REDUCED MILITARY SPENDING.
HR58 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF ATTORNEY GENERAL TO CONVENE A TASK FORCE TO INVESTIGATE AND COORDINATE THE PROVISION OF MEDICAL, EDUCATIONAL, HOUSING, AND SOCIAL SERVICES TO MIGRANTS FROM FREELY ASSOCIATED STATES.
HR61 REQUESTING THE CONVENING OF A CLIMATE CHANGE AND HEALTH WORKING GROUP TO ASSESS THE SCOPE AND RISKS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON THE HEALTH OF HAWAII'S RESIDENTS AND TO DEVELOP A STRATEGIC PLAN TO ADDRESS CLIMATE CHANGE RISKS TO HEALTH STATEWIDE.
HR62 ENCOURAGING FOOD SERVICE FACILITIES IN THE STATE THAT OFFER A CHILDREN'S MENU OF MEAL OPTIONS, OR A MEAL THAT IS REPRESENTED AS A CHILDREN'S MEAL, TO SERVE CHILDREN'S MEALS WITH HIGHER NUTRITIONAL QUALITY AND INCLUDE ONLY BOTTLED WATER OR LOW-FAT MILK AS THE DEFAULT BEVERAGE IN THE MEAL OR MENU OPTION.
HR77 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO CONDUCT A STUDY REGARDING THE FEASIBILITY AND COST OF CONSTRUCTING A SMALL COMMERCIAL BOAT HARBOR AND SMALL COMMERCIAL AIRPORT IN SOUTH PUNA.
HR87 HD2 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY TO FORM A WORKING GROUP TO EXAMINE SMARTER SENTENCING TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY AND RELIABILITY OF STATE CRIMINAL SENTENCING PRACTICES.
HR92 REQUESTING THE CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU TO PROVIDE REAL PROPERTY TAXPAYERS WHO PAY FOR THEIR OWN TRASH COLLECTION SERVICES A PROPERTY TAX REDUCTION, TAX CREDIT, OR ALTERNATE METHOD OF COMPENSATION OR REIMBURSEMENT.
HR93 REQUESTING THE JUDICIAL COUNCIL TO APPOINT A COMMITTEE TO REVIEW AND RECOMMEND REVISIONS TO THE HAWAII PENAL CODE.
HR126 COMMENDING THE JAPANESE WOMEN'S SOCIETY FOUNDATION FOR CREATING THE "ADOPT-A-MOM" PROGRAM AND ENCOURAGING ALL FAMILIES AND AGENCIES WORKING WITH THE ELDERLY OF HAWAII TO PLACE "ADOPT-A-MOM" DAY ON THEIR CALENDARS, AS THE THIRD SUNDAY OF MAY, IN OBSERVANCE OF THE ELDERLY WOMEN OF HAWAII WHO DESERVE TO BE CHERISHED AND APPRECIATED FOR THE INVALUABLE ROLE THEY PLAY AS THE MOTHERS OF OUR KEIKI O KA AINA.
HR150 REQUESTING THE DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT TO EQUALIZE TRANSIT BENEFITS AND SUBSIDIES FOR ALL STATE EMPLOYEES REGARDLESS OF MODE OF TRANSPORTATION.
HR151 SUPPORTING THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA'S EFFORTS TOWARD PEACEFUL REUNIFICATION OF THE KOREAN PENINSULA AND URGING THE DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF KOREA TO ENGAGE IN SINCERE REUNIFICATION DIALOGUE WITH THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA.
HR152 HD1 REQUESTING THE JUDICIARY TO CONVENE A TASK FORCE TO EXAMINE ESTABLISHING HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE RESOURCES FOR THE STATE OF HAWAII JUDICIARY.
HR173 CONGRATULATING THE FARRINGTON HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY BASKETBALL TEAM FOR WINNING THE 2015 OIA CHAMPIONSHIP.