28th Legislature, 2015
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Floor session convene times for Tuesday, May 5, 2015:
Senate: 10:00 a.m. | House of Representatives: 9:00 a.m.
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Senate District 24
Hawaii State Capitol
Room 207
phone: 808-587-7215
fax: 808-587-7220
sentokuda@capitol.hawaii.gov
Experience
Education
•  George Washington University, Washington D.C. - Bachelor of Arts in International Relations, Minor in Japanese Studies
•  James B. Castle High School, Kaneohe, HI - Magna Cum Laude Graduate
•  Samuel Wilder King Intermediate School, Kaneohe, HI
•  Kaneohe Elementary School, Kaneohe, HI

Professional
•  Reynolds Recycling, Director of Community Relations (Former)
•  Charitable Ventures, Inc. (CVI), President and Founder (Former)
•  National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii, Director of Development (Former)
•  Office of Lieutenant Governor Mazie Hirono, Executive Aide (Former)

Legislative
•  2011: Chair of the Senate Committee on Education, Majority Whip
•  2011: Co-Chair of the Charter School Governance Task Force
•  2009-2010: Chair of the Senate Committee on Higher Education, Majority Whip
•  2009-2010: Vice Chair of the Senate Committee on Water, Land, Agriculture & Hawaiian Affairs
•  2008: Chair of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Hawaii Affairs
•  2007-2008: Vice Chair of the Senate Committee on Education
•  2007-2008: Co-Chair Joint Senate-House Investigative Committee on the Bureau of Conveyances
•  2007: Vice Chair of the Senate Committee on Water, Land, Agriculture & Hawaiian Affairs
•  Hawaii 2050 Sustainability Task Force, Senate Member
•  Women's Legislative Caucus, Member

National Boards and Commissions
•  National Conference of State Legislatures Early Learning Fellows Program (2013)
•  National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Education Committee Member (2013 - 2014)
•  Council of State Government Education Policy Task Force, Member (2011 - present)
•  Education Commission of the States, Hawaii Commissioner (2010 - present)
•  Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education's Legislative Advisory Committee, Member (2009 - present)
•  Complete College of America, Hawaii Team Member (2010)

Community Groups and Organizations
•  Castle High School Alumni Association Knight of Distinction, Co-Chair (2010 - present)
•  Hawaii P-20 Council, Member (2010 - present)
•  Joint Venture Education Forum, Board Member (JVEF) (2010 - present)
•  Smaller Learning Communities, Advisory Board Member (2011 - present)

Past Community Involvement
•  487th Field Artillery Family Awareness Group, Volunteer (2005 & 2008 deployments)
•  Friends of the National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii, Board Member
•  Hawaii State Student Conference, Windward District Advisor (1999)
•  Honolulu Civic Entrepreneur, Pew Civic Entrepreneur Initiative (1998-2000)
•  Koolau Youth Correctional Facility, Mentor (1999)
•  Lanakila Meals on Wheels ,Volunteer (2000-present)
•  State of Hawaii Executive Office on Aging Policy Advisory Board for Elderly Affairs, Board Member (1998-2004)
•  U.S. Transplant Games, Hawaii Team Manager (2004)
Accomplishments
•  2014 Kiwanis Club of Kaneohe Distinguished Service Award
•  2014 National Alliance of Public Charter Schools Champion for Charters Award
•  2014 Hawaii Public Charter School Network Legislator of the Year
•  2013 Hawaii Public Charter School Network Legislator of the Year
•  2011 Hawaii Chamber of Commerce Partnership in Education Award
•  2009 Kaneohe Neighborhood Board Kaneohe Citizen of the Year
•  2002 Hawaii Jaycees Three Outstanding Young Persons Honoree
•  2000 Pacific Business News Top 40 Under Forty Awardee
•  Patsy Mink Political Action Committee Founding Member
•  Windward Jaycees Founding Member & Board Member
Measures Introduced
 Title
SB100 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO APPROPRIATIONS.
SB101 SD1 HD1 CD1 RELATING TO THE BUDGET.
SB102 RELATING TO BUDGETING.
SB103 SD1 RELATING TO THE STATE BUDGET.
SB104 SD1 HD1 CD1 RELATING TO BUDGETING.
SB105 SD1 HD1 CD1 RELATING TO THE BUDGET.
SB106 SD1 RELATING TO THE GENERAL FUND EXPENDITURE CEILING.
SB129 SD2 RELATING TO LABOR.
SB133 SD2 HD2 RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
SB136 RELATING TO CHILD WITNESS TESTIMONY.
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.
SB219 RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
SB223 SD1 HD1 CD1 RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC GUARDIAN.
SB226 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO ABUSE OF FAMILY OR HOUSEHOLD MEMBER.
SB230 HD1 RELATING TO RESTITUTION FOR VICTIMS OF CRIME.
SB247 RELATING TO BUDGET DOCUMENTS.
SB248 SD1 RELATING TO TRUST FUNDS.
SB249 SD1 RELATING TO EMPLOYER-UNION HEALTH BENEFITS.
SB250 SD1 HD1 CD1 RELATING TO FEDERAL FUNDS.
SB251 RELATING TO HARBORS.
SB252 SD1 RELATING TO CHARTER SCHOOLS.
SB253 SD1 HD1 CD1 RELATING TO STATE DEBT.
SB254 SD1 HD1 CD1 RELATING TO THE BUDGET.
SB364 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
SB365 RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE DRIVER LICENSING.
SB384 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO ADDRESS CONFIDENTIALITY.
SB386 RELATING TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.
SB387 SD2 HD3 CD1 RELATING TO AFFIRMATIVE CONSENT.
SB388 HD1 RELATING TO POLICE DEPARTMENTS.
SB389 SD1 RELATING TO POLICE COMMISSIONS.
SB391 RELATING TO PSYCHOLOGISTS.
SB469 RELATING TO DAM AND RESERVOIR SAFETY.
SB471 RELATING TO PROTECTIVE ORDERS.
SB475 SD1 HD2 RELATING TO OPEN GOVERNMENT.
SB543 SD1 RELATING TO PUBLIC ACCOUNTANCY.
SB615 SD1 HD1 PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE VI, SECTION 3, OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII.
SB641 RELATING TO DIGITAL MEDIA.
SB642 RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
SB645 RELATING TO RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY.
SB646 SD2 RELATING TO ENERGY.
SB814 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB984 SD2 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.
SB987 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION.
SB1211 SD1 HD1 CD1 RELATING TO THE MAJOR DISASTER FUND.
SB1212 SD1 RELATING TO AMENDING OR REPEALING VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF HAWAII TAX LAWS FOR THE PURPOSE OF DELETING OBSOLETE OR UNNECESSARY PROVISIONS.
SB1213 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.
SB1214 HD1 CD1 RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST HAWAIIAN ELECTRIC COMPANY, INC., MAUI ELECTRIC COMPANY, LIMITED, AND HAWAII ELECTRIC LIGHT COMPANY, INC.
SB1215 SD1 RELATING TO CHARTER SCHOOLS.
SB1296 RELATING TO DISPOSITION OF TAX REVENUES.
SB1297 SD1 HD1 CD1 RELATING TO DISPOSITION OF TAX REVENUES.
SB1298 SD1 RELATING TO CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS.
SB1299 HD1 CD1 RELATING TO DISPOSITION OF TAX REVENUES.
SB1300 RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE TWENTY-FOURTH SENATORIAL DISTRICT.
SB1311 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB1312 SD1 HD1 CD1 RELATING TO STATE FUNDS.
SB1361 SD2 HD1 CD1 RELATING TO BUDGETING.
SCR18 SD1 REQUESTING THE JUDICIARY TO CONVENE A WORKING GROUP TO EXAMINE HAWAII'S ENHANCED SENTENCING AND EXTENDED SENTENCING LAWS.
SCR27 REQUESTING THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII TO AFFIRM ITS COMMITMENT TO ENDING ALL FORMS OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE, SEXUAL HARASSMENT, DATING VIOLENCE, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, AND STALKING ON HAWAII CAMPUSES.
SCR46 SD2 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS TO CONVENE A WORKING GROUP TO EVALUATE THE LICENSING OF PRIVATE TRADE, VOCATIONAL, AND TECHNICAL SCHOOLS.
SCR55 SD1 REQUESTING THE AHA MOKU ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO ENGAGE STAKEHOLDERS IN ORDER TO DEVELOP AND ADOPT RULES FOR ITS OPERATION AND ADMINISTRATION.
SCR75 SD1 REQUESTING THAT THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT MANOA DEPARTMENT OF KINESIOLOGY AND REHABILITATION SCIENCE CONVENE A WORKING GROUP TO DEVELOP AN IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGY TO REQUIRE YOUTH SPORTS ORGANIZATIONS TO INITIATE AND IMPLEMENT CONCUSSION MANAGEMENT PLANS.
SCR93 REQUESTING THE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO REVIEW WHETHER THE STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE TO THE BOARD SHOULD BE GIVEN VOTING RIGHTS.
SCR94 REQUESTING THE COMMITTEE ON WEIGHTS AND THE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO CONSIDER THE UNIQUE NEEDS OF REMOTE SCHOOLS WHEN REEVALUATING THE WEIGHTED STUDENT FORMULA.
SCR97 SD1 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO ESTABLISH A HAWAII PUBLIC SCHOOLS FINANCIAL LITERACY TASK FORCE.
SCR117 REQUESTING THE GOVERNOR AND THE DEPARTMENT OF BUDGET AND FINANCE TO INCLUDE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IN THE SIX-YEAR PROGRAM AND FINANCIAL PLAN AND VARIANCE REPORT.
SCR118 REQUESTING THE 2015 TAX REVIEW COMMISSION TO UPDATE THE STUDY OF THE DISTRIBUTION OF STATE AND LOCAL TAX BURDEN BY INCOME CLASS.
SCR119 REQUESTING AN AUDIT OF THE ENERGY PERFORMANCE CONTRACTING PROGRAM.
SCR120 REQUESTING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF POSITION COUNT CEILINGS FOR PERMANENT AND TEMPORARY POSITIONS IN THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH AND A PROHIBITION ON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF "UNAUTHORIZED POSITIONS".
SCR121 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF BUDGET AND FINANCE TO ESTABLISH A STATE DEBT MANAGEMENT POLICY AND SUBMIT DEBT AFFORDABILITY STUDIES.
SCR122 REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO CONDUCT AN AUDIT TO DETERMINE THE EXISTENCE OF POTENTIAL PATTERNS OF ABUSE IN THE USE OF STATE AND FEDERAL LEAVE BENEFITS BY ADULT CORRECTIONS OFFICERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY.
SCR125 REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO MONITOR AND REPORT ON THE RAIL TRANSIT PROJECT OF THE CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU.
SCR141 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF BUDGET AND FINANCE TO CONSIDER ESTABLISHING A POLICY TO IMPOSE THE FRINGE BENEFIT ASSESSMENT ON PERSONNEL SALARIES OR WAGES PAID FROM THE GENERAL FUND.
SCR150 HD1 REQUESTING THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION TO REPORT CRIMES OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE UNDER THE UNIFORM CRIME REPORTING SYSTEM.
SCR152 REQUESTING THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII TO CONVENE A TASK FORCE TO REVIEW ITS CURRENT POLICY ON AFFIRMATIVE CONSENT.
SCR185 SD1 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO ORGANIZE AND COORDINATE OUT-OF-SCHOOL PROGRAMS FOR KINDERGARTEN THROUGH TWELFTH GRADE AND IDENTIFY FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR CURRENT AND FUTURE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION OUT-OF-SCHOOL PROGRAMS.
SR8 REQUESTING THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII TO AFFIRM ITS COMMITMENT TO ENDING ALL FORMS OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE, SEXUAL HARASSMENT, DATING VIOLENCE, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, AND STALKING ON HAWAII CAMPUSES.
SR20 SD2 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS TO CONVENE A WORKING GROUP TO EVALUATE THE LICENSING OF PRIVATE TRADE, VOCATIONAL, AND TECHNICAL SCHOOLS.
SR24 SD1 REQUESTING THE AHA MOKU ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO ENGAGE STAKEHOLDERS IN ORDER TO DEVELOP AND ADOPT RULES FOR ITS OPERATION AND ADMINISTRATION.
SR47 REQUESTING THE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO REVIEW WHETHER THE STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE TO THE BOARD SHOULD BE GIVEN VOTING RIGHTS.
SR48 REQUESTING THE COMMITTEE ON WEIGHTS AND THE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO CONSIDER THE UNIQUE NEEDS OF REMOTE SCHOOLS WHEN REEVALUATING THE WEIGHTED STUDENT FORMULA.
SR51 SD1 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO ESTABLISH A HAWAII PUBLIC SCHOOLS FINANCIAL LITERACY TASK FORCE.
SR68 REQUESTING THE GOVERNOR AND THE DEPARTMENT OF BUDGET AND FINANCE TO INCLUDE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IN THE SIX-YEAR PROGRAM AND FINANCIAL PLAN AND VARIANCE REPORT.
SR69 REQUESTING THE 2015 TAX REVIEW COMMISSION TO UPDATE THE STUDY OF THE DISTRIBUTION OF STATE AND LOCAL TAX BURDEN BY INCOME CLASS.
SR70 REQUESTING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF POSITION COUNT CEILINGS FOR PERMANENT AND TEMPORARY POSITIONS IN THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH AND A PROHIBITION ON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF "UNAUTHORIZED POSITIONS".
SR71 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF BUDGET AND FINANCE TO ESTABLISH A STATE DEBT MANAGEMENT POLICY AND SUBMIT DEBT AFFORDABILITY STUDIES.
SR85 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF BUDGET AND FINANCE TO CONSIDER ESTABLISHING A POLICY TO IMPOSE THE FRINGE BENEFIT ASSESSMENT ON PERSONNEL SALARIES OR WAGES PAID FROM THE GENERAL FUND.
SR92 REQUESTING THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION TO REPORT CRIMES OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE UNDER THE UNIFORM CRIME REPORTING SYSTEM.
SR94 REQUESTING THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII TO CONVENE A TASK FORCE TO REVIEW ITS CURRENT POLICY ON AFFIRMATIVE CONSENT.
SR120 SD1 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO ORGANIZE AND COORDINATE OUT-OF-SCHOOL PROGRAMS FOR KINDERGARTEN THROUGH TWELFTH GRADE AND IDENTIFY FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR CURRENT AND FUTURE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION OUT-OF-SCHOOL PROGRAMS.