28th Legislature, 2015
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Senate District 2
Hawaii State Capitol
Room 218
phone: 808-586-6890
fax: 808-586-6899
senruderman@capitol.hawaii.gov
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District Information
2nd Senatorial District Map - Kea‘au, Pahoa, Kalapana, Kapoho, Kurtistown, Mountain View, Glenwood, Volcano, Pahala
Measures Introduced
 Title
SB5 RELATING TO PROFESSIONAL AND VOCATIONAL LICENSING.
SB6 RELATING TO THE HAWAII PUBLIC PROCUREMENT CODE.
SB7 SD1 RELATING TO PROCESS SERVERS.
SB110 RELATING TO COUNTIES.
SB111 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB117 SD1 RELATING TO HEALTH.
SB125 RELATING TO RENTAL HOUSING.
SB131 RELATING TO FOOD LABELING.
SB190 RELATING TO MEDICAL USE OF MARIJUANA.
SB217 PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE HAWAII CONSTITUTION REGARDING FREEDOM OF SPEECH.
SB219 RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
SB222 RELATING TO HAWAII GOOD AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES.
SB224 SD1 RELATING TO FARMS.
SB230 HD1 RELATING TO RESTITUTION FOR VICTIMS OF CRIME.
SB235 SD1 RELATING TO PUBLIC HEARINGS.
SB236 RELATING TO HEALTH.
SB245 PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE III, SECTION 14, OF THE HAWAII CONSTITUTION TO ENSURE THAT NO BILL BECOMES LAW IF IT NO LONGER REFLECTS ITS ORIGINAL PURPOSE.
SB256 RELATING TO FOOD SECURITY.
SB293 RELATING TO PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION.
SB305 SD1 RELATING TO USE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS AND E-CIGARETTES ON HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION PREMISES.
SB306 RELATING TO HEALTH.
SB308 RELATING TO THE HAWAII HEALTH CORPS LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM.
SB310 RELATING TO HEALTH.
SB312 SD1 RELATING TO BIOSECURITY.
SB313 RELATING TO THE HAWAII ASSOCIATION OF CONSERVATION DISTRICTS.
SB314 SD1 RELATING TO THE AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION SERVICE.
SB315 RELATING TO PARKING FOR DISABLED PERSONS.
SB316 RELATING TO CRIME VICTIM COMPENSATION.
SB317 RELATING TO THE HAWAII BUSINESS CORPORATION ACT.
SB318 RELATING TO NATUROPATHIC PHYSICIANS.
SB319 RELATING TO SANDALWOOD.
SB320 SD1 HD2 RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL DISTRICTS.
SB321 RELATING TO OPERATING A VEHICLE WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF AN INTOXICANT.
SB322 RELATING TO WILDLIFE.
SB323 RELATING TO PESTICIDES.
SB339 RELATING TO THE GENERAL EXCISE TAX COLLECTION DATE.
SB340 RELATING TO UNADJUDICATED TRAFFIC FINES.
SB347 RELATING TO AIR POLLUTION.
SB348 RELATING TO BIODIESEL.
SB350 SD1 RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.
SB356 SD1 RELATING TO HEALTH.
SB358 SD1 RELATING TO ENERGY.
SB359 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSE, ENERGY, AND FOOD SECURITY TAX.
SB375 SD2 RELATING TO INDUSTRIAL HEMP.
SB376 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO A FARM TO SCHOOL PROGRAM.
SB377 SD1 RELATING TO FOOD.
SB378 RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.
SB379 SD2 HD2 RELATING TO FOOD.
SB380 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB381 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB382 SD2 HD2 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB465 SD1 RELATING TO GOVERNMENT RECORDS.
SB494 SD1 RELATING TO CHILD VISITATION.
SB495 RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.
SB496 RELATING TO EVIDENCE.
SB497 SD1 RELATING TO POLICE DEPARTMENTS.
SB498 SD1 RELATING TO WASTE MANAGEMENT.
SB502 SD2 MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE DIVISION OF CONSERVATION AND RESOURCES ENFORCEMENT.
SB503 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES.
SB505 RELATING TO FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS.
SB506 RELATING TO LOBBYISTS.
SB507 RELATING TO LOBBYISTS.
SB509 SD1 RELATING TO PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS.
SB510 RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL LANDS MANAGED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND THE AGRIBUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.
SB522 MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO HA OLA O WAIPI‘O VALLEY.
SB523 SD1 RELATING TO FAIR PUBLIC ACCESS.
SB524 SD2 HD1 MAKING A GRANT TO THE HAWAII COUNTY OFFICE OF THE PROSECUTING ATTORNEY.
SB525 SD1 RELATING TO THE COMMISSION ON WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT.
SB527 RELATING TO EARLY LEARNING.
SB531 RELATING TO THE HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION.
SB533 SD1 RELATING TO EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT.
SB535 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB537 SD1 RELATING TO HAWAIIAN FISHPONDS.
SB539 RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDS.
SB542 RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.
SB563 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY.
SB564 SD1 RELATING TO CORRECTIONS.
SB568 SD1 RELATING TO A LAW ENFORCEMENT STANDARDS BOARD.
SB573 RELATING TO OCEAN SAFETY.
SB574 RELATING TO ABUSE OF FAMILY OR HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS.
SB575 RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.
SB576 SD1 RELATING TO HEALTH.
SB577 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO CAMPAIGN FINANCE.
SB578 RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
SB579 SD1 RELATING TO UNMANNED AIRCRAFTS.
SB580 MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION FOR THE PUNA COMMUNITY MEDICAL CENTER.
SB581 RELATING TO TAX CREDITS.
SB582 RELATING TO CITATION QUOTAS.
SB583 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB584 SD1 RELATING TO IRRIGATION.
SB585 RELATING TO HEALTH.
SB586 RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
SB587 RELATING TO FRIVOLOUS COMPLAINTS.
SB588 SD1 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB589 SD2 HD2 RELATING TO INSURANCE.
SB590 RELATING TO CRUELTY TO ANIMALS.
SB591 RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT.
SB592 SD1 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB593 SD1 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB594 SD1 RELATING TO COFFEE.
SB595 RELATING TO MEDICAL MARIJUANA.
SB596 SD1 RELATING TO MARIJUANA.
SB597 RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
SB598 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB599 RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
SB600 MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION FOR KUA O KA LA PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL AND THE HAWAII ACADEMY OF ARTS AND SCIENCE PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL.
SB601 RELATING TO PRIVACY.
SB602 RELATING TO PARTIAL PUBLIC FINANCING.
SB603 RELATING TO CAMPAIGN FINANCE.
SB604 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB605 RELATING TO TORT LIABILITY.
SB606 RELATING TO JURORS.
SB642 RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
SB692 SD1 RELATING TO PESTICIDES.
SB697 RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDSCAPING.
SB698 SD1 RELATING TO ENERGY.
SB707 RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
SB708 RELATING TO MARIJUANA.
SB709 MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, MARKETING, AND CONSERVATION OF ‘ULU.
SB712 RELATING TO ENTERPRISE ZONES.
SB713 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB717 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO ETHANOL.
SB719 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB733 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB737 SD1 HD2 RELATING TO CHECK CASHING.
SB748 RELATING TO PRESCRIPTIVE AUTHORITY FOR CERTAIN PSYCHOLOGISTS.
SB757 SD2 RELATING TO THE REGULATION OF ELECTRONIC SMOKING DEVICES.
SB771 SD1 RELATING TO LAW ENFORCEMENT.
SB773 RELATING TO ANIMAL CRUELTY.
SB774 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO THE PROTECTION OF TARO.
SB781 RELATING TO FERTILITY RIGHTS OF CANCER PATIENTS.
SB790 SD1 RELATING TO PROVIDER ORDERS FOR LIFE-SUSTAINING TREATMENT.
SB791 SD1 HD2 RELATING TO AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS.
SB792 RELATING TO DENTAL HEALTH.
SB793 SD1 RELATING TO THE HEALTH IMPACT OF PESTICIDES.
SB799 RELATING TO THE HEALTH IMPACT OF PESTICIDES.
SB800 RELATING TO THE HEALTH IMPACT OF PESTICIDES.
SB801 SD1 RELATING TO THE HEALTH IMPACT OF PESTICIDES.
SB806 SD2 RELATING TO THE HOSPITAL SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM.
SB809 SD1 RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION TREATMENT PLANS.
SB865 SD1 RELATING TO BULLYING.
SB870 RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES.
SB871 SD1 HD3 RELATING TO HIGHWAY SAFETY.
SB873 RELATING TO MARIJUANA.
SB874 RELATING TO GENETIC ENGINEERING.
SB875 RELATING TO FOOD LABELING.
SB878 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO WASTEWATER.
SB879 SD1 RELATING TO MARIJUANA.
SB881 RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
SB888 RELATING TO COUNTIES.
SB890 RELATING TO ENERGY.
SB897 SD2 RELATING TO THE KAHO‘OLAWE ISLAND RESERVE COMMISSION.
SB936 RELATING TO CIVIL LIABILITY.
SB938 SD1 RELATING TO FAILURE TO REPORT A MISSING CHILD.
SB953 RELATING TO A BASIC BILL OF RIGHTS FOR VICTIMS AND WITNESSES.
SB954 RELATING TO EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES.
SB957 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB969 SD1 RELATING TO FARM WORKER HOUSING.
SB977 SD1 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.
SB978 RELATING TO YOUTH.
SB979 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO YOUTH.
SB980 SD1 HD2 RELATING TO AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS.
SB982 SD1 HD2 RELATING TO MEDICAL AMNESTY.
SB984 SD2 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.
SB1013 MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR A COMMUNITY CERTIFIED KITCHEN IN PUNA.
SB1014 SD1 RELATING TO THE HOUSELESS BILL OF RIGHTS.
SB1015 RELATING TO THE ELECTIONS COMMISSION.
SB1016 SD1 RELATING TO HEALTH.
SB1017 RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.
SB1032 SD2 HD2 RELATING TO CHAPTER 245, HAWAII REVISED STATUTES.
SB1050 SD2 HD3 RELATING TO ENERGY.
SB1163 RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL LAND.
SB1165 SD1 RELATING TO THE MANAGEMENT OF OCEAN RESOURCES.
SB1167 RELATING TO WINDMILLS.
SB1168 RELATING TO UNDERGROUND STORAGE.
SB1172 SD1 RELATING TO ENERGY STORAGE.
SB1178 SD2 RELATING TO HEALTH.
SB1186 SD1 RELATING TO PERSONAL INFORMATION.
SB1196 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB1197 RELATING TO GEOTHERMAL RESOURCES.
SB1198 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB1199 RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL THEFT.
SB1200 SD1 RELATING TO A SMALL BOAT HARBOR IN SOUTH PUNA.
SB1211 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO THE MAJOR DISASTER FUND.
SB1215 SD1 RELATING TO CHARTER SCHOOLS.
SB1223 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB1248 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE.
SB1257 MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF AN AIRPORT IN PUNA.
SB1258 RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.
SB1259 RELATING TO MARIJUANA.
SB1260 HD1 RELATING TO RECYCLING.
SB1291 SD2 HD2 RELATING TO MEDICAL MARIJUANA.
SB1302 SD1 RELATING TO MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARIES.
SB1325 RELATING TO WASTE MANAGEMENT.
SB1327 SD1 RELATING TO HEALTH CARE.
SB1336 RELATING TO HEALTH.
SB1337 RELATING TO FAMILY LITERACY.
SB1338 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO THE HAWAII HEALTH CONNECTOR.
SB1340 RELATING TO AQUARIUM FISH.
SB1363 RELATING TO THE STATE INSTRUMENT.
SB1378 RELATING TO HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE.
SCR29 ENCOURAGING THE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO AMEND ITS POLICIES TO REQUIRE HEALTH EDUCATION IN PUBLIC MIDDLE SCHOOLS AND CLARIFY SEXUAL HEALTH EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS AND ENCOURAGING THE BOARD OF EDUCATION AND DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO RESCIND A BAN ON CONDOM DISTRIBUTION FOR ALL PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS.
SCR30 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO SUPPORT THE KIDS' SAVINGS PROJECT.
SCR31 REQUESTING THE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO INCLUDE FINANCIAL LITERACY AS PART OF THE PUBLIC SCHOOL CURRICULUM AT ALL LEVELS AND TO INCLUDE A FINANCIAL LITERACY CLASS AMONG HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS.
SCR32 URGING THE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO INCLUDE EDUCATION IN MORE SUBJECT AREAS IN ALL PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
SCR33 REQUESTING THE CONVENING OF A TASK FORCE TO ASSESS THE SCOPE AND FEASIBILITY OF ESTABLISHING A CENTRALIZED FILING SYSTEM FOR ADVANCE CARE PLANNING FORMS THAT CAN BE ACCESSED BY ALL HEALTH FACILITIES.
SCR44 SD2 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO SUBMIT A REPORT TO THE LEGISLATURE ON LIPOA POINT.
SCR52 SD1 PETITIONING CONGRESS FOR A LIMITED AMENDMENTS CONVENTION TO RESTORE FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS BY ADDRESSING CONCERNS RAISED BY THE DECISION OF THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT IN CITIZENS UNITED V. FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION, 558 U.S. 310 (2010) AND RELATED CASES AND ADDRESS WHETHER MONEY SPENT ON CANDIDATE ELECTIONS AND BALLOT MEASURES SHOULD CONSTITUTE "SPEECH" UNDER THE FIRST AMENDMENT.
SCR53 REQUESTING EACH COUNTY TO REEVALUATE AND, IF NECESSARY, UPDATE ITS BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES FOR CONSTRUCTION TO MINIMIZE SOIL EROSION AND SEDIMENT RUN-OFF.
SCR62 REQUESTING THE UNITED STATES SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE TO INCREASE THE FEDERAL BREAKFAST, LUNCH, AND AFTERSCHOOL SNACK REIMBURSEMENT RATES FOR HAWAII.
SCR80 SD1 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII COLLEGE OF TROPICAL AGRICULTURE AND HUMAN RESOURCES, AND HAWAII FARMERS UNION UNITED TO COLLABORATE TO ESTABLISH A NUTRIENT RECYCLING CENTER PILOT PROJECT.
SCR91 SD1 URGING CONGRESS AND THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES TO SUPPORT THE PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION TO EXPEDITE FAMILY REUNIFICATION FOR CERTAIN FILIPINO VETERANS OF WORLD WAR II.
SCR109 SD1 DESIGNATING THE MONTH OF OCTOBER OF EACH YEAR AS "FARM TO SCHOOL MONTH" IN HAWAII TO STRENGTHEN AND SUPPORT FARM TO SCHOOL INITIATIVES IN HAWAII'S SCHOOLS.
SCR114 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.
SCR116 REQUESTING THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII BOARD OF REGENTS TO TELEVISE OR MAKE AVAILABLE ONLINE ITS MEETINGS.
SCR137 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO ESTABLISH THE HAWAII GOOD AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES PROGRAM.
SCR138 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.
SCR139 REQUESTING THE BOARD OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO ESTABLISH SMALL BOAT HARBOR ADVISORY GROUPS.
SCR154 SD1 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT ADMINISTRATIVE RULES AND POLICIES TO FACILITATE AND ENCOURAGE TRADITIONAL HAWAIIAN BURIALS.
SR26 REQUESTING THE UNITED STATES SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE TO INCREASE THE FEDERAL BREAKFAST, LUNCH, AND AFTERSCHOOL SNACK REIMBURSEMENT RATES FOR HAWAII.
SR44 SD1 URGING CONGRESS AND THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES TO SUPPORT THE PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION TO EXPEDITE FAMILY REUNIFICATION FOR CERTAIN FILIPINO VETERANS OF WORLD WAR II.
SR65 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.
SR67 REQUESTING THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII BOARD OF REGENTS TO TELEVISE OR MAKE AVAILABLE ONLINE ITS MEETINGS.
SR82 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO ESTABLISH THE HAWAII GOOD AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES PROGRAM.
SR83 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.
SR96 SD1 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT ADMINISTRATIVE RULES AND POLICIES TO FACILITATE AND ENCOURAGE TRADITIONAL HAWAIIAN BURIALS.