Senator 
Donna Mercado Kim 
Senator Donna Mercado Kim currently serves as chair of the Ways and Means committee. She also chaired the Senate Special Investigative Committee and Task Force on Reinventing Government. With the State facing tough economic times, Kim has focused on important issues such as fiscal accountability by examining mismanagement practices, contracting procedures, and wasteful spending.

Senator Kim represents Hawai`i's 14th Senatorial District and has served in the Hawai`i State Senate since 2000. Kim served on the Honolulu City Council from 1984 to 2000 and represented Moanalua, Aiea, and Kalihi communities as a State Representative from 1982 to 1984.

Senator Kim is a graduate of Farrington High School, attended the University of Hawai`i, and received a B.A. from Washington State University in 1974.

Donna Mercado Kim
Senatorial District 14
Hawaii State Capitol, Room 210
phone: 808-587-7200
fax: 808-587-7205
senkim@Capitol.hawaii.gov

DISTRICT INFORMATION
14th Senatorial District Map - Moanalua, 'Aiea, Fort Shafter, Kalihi Valley, Halawa Valley

Neighborhood Boards
Kalihi/Palama No. 15
Kalihi Valley No. 16
Aiea No. 20

DOCUMENTS AND LINKS

EXPERIENCE
Previous Leadership Assignments
• Vice President, Hawai`i State Senate (2003-2008)
• Chair, Committee on Tourism (2003-2006)
• Chair, Committee on Tourism and Intergovernmental Affairs (2001-2002)

Community Activity
• Member, Kalihi Business Association
• Member, Filipino Chamber of Commerce
• Honorary Member, Hawai`i Korean Chamber of Commerce
• Member, Moanalua Lions Club
• Board of Trustees, Palama Settlement
• Member, Hawai`i Korean Millenium Commission
• Member, Special Committee on Studying Effects of Economy on Judiciary

ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Awards and Recognition
• Outstanding City and County Administrator, American Society for Public Administration (1997)
• Outstanding Alumni Award, Farrington High School (1997)
• Hawai`i Jaycee's Three Outstanding Young Persons (1988)

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Monday, October 4

October 2010 Community Report

News highlights include information on the two Constitutional Amendments to be on the ballot, congratulations to Red Hill Elementary for meeting AYP goals, free flu vaccines for kids, an update on Kuhio Park Terrace, the First Annual Appreciation Day Celebration, and a schedule of town events and community meetings. Read more in the October 2010 Community Report.


Thursday, August 26

KITV story on Senate investigation of DOT

"The embattled deputy state transportation director in charge of airports abruptly stepped down last week with just five days' notice. Brian Sekiguchi's management skills and ethics have come under fire by a key state senator...At a July 19 hearing, State Senate Ways and Means Chairwoman Donna Mercado Kim accused Sekiguchi of taking at least one day of vacation in April of 2009 without putting in for vacation time..." View full article


Wednesday, August 25

Summer 2010 Community Bulletin

Included are: highlights and accomplishments of the 2010 Legislative Session, community survey results, Senator Kim on the Hot Seat, 2010 Donna Mercado Kim Aloha Spirit Awards. Read more


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  Measures Introduced
MeasureTitle
SB176 RELATING TO INFORMATION PRACTICES.
SB177 RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.
SB178 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO FOOD WASTE RECYCLING.
SB289 RELATING TO STATE BONDS.
SB290 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB291 RELATING TO STATE FINANCES.
SB293 RELATING TO THE STATE BUDGET.
SB294 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO STATE DEPARTMENTS.
SB302 RELATING TO THE LEGISLATURE.
SB404 SD1 RELATING TO THE EMERGENCY AND BUDGET RESERVE FUND.
SB405 SD1 RELATING TO GASOLINE.
SB406 RELATING TO WORKS OF ART SPECIAL FUND.
SB407 PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE V, SECTION 6, OF THE HAWAII CONSTITUTION, TO PROVIDE FOR THE ELECTION OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL.
SB408 RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
SB409 RELATING TO THE LEGISLATURE.
SB576 RELATING TO FOOD.
SB597 RELATING TO NOISE.
SB604 SD2 RELATING TO EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTIVES FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT SURVIVORS.
SB702 RELATING TO SPECIAL FUNDS.
SB703 RELATING TO THE STATE OF HAWAII.
SB704 RELATING TO NON-GENERAL FUNDS.
SB705 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO HAWAII PUBLIC PROCUREMENT CODE.
SB706 RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS.
SB1102 RELATING TO PUBLIC DEFENDER SERVICES.
SB1103 SD1 RELATING TO EFFECTIVE LEGISLATION.
SB1104 RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE INSURANCE.
SB1105 SD2 HD1 CD1 RELATING TO LEGISLATIVE HEARINGS AND PROCEDURES.
SB1117 RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE FIFTEENTH SENATORIAL DISTRICT.
SB1216 RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE INSURANCE.
SB1237 PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII TO LEGALIZE SLOT MACHINE GAMBLING AND GAMBLING BY VIDEO POKER MACHINES.
SB1238 RELATING TO GAMING.
SB1239 RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.
SB1270 RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE FOURTEENTH SENATORIAL DISTRICT.
SB1271 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYEES.
SB1272 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB1334 SD2 RELATING TO HAWAIIAN MUSIC AND DANCE.
SB1624 SD1 PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE HAWAII CONSTITUTION TO ALLOW THE LEGISLATURE TO EITHER FUND THE TAX CREDIT UNDER ARTICLE VII, SECTION 6 OF THE CONSTITUTION, OR DEPOSIT THE SAME AMOUNT INTO THE EMERGENCY AND BUDGET RESERVE FUND.
SB1666 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE TO NEEDY FAMILIES.
SB1667 RELATING TO GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES.
SB1668 SD2 RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.
SB1669 SD2 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB1670 PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE V, SECTION 6, OF THE HAWAII CONSTITUTION, TO CLARIFY THE GUBERNATORIAL APPOINTMENT PROCESS.
SB1671 SD1 HD2 RELATING TO FOSSIL FUELS.
SB1672 SD1 RELATING TO HISTORIC STRUCTURES.
SB1675 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.
SB1680 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO TECHNOLOGY.
SB2173 SD1 HD1 CD1 RELATING TO STATE BONDS.
SB2391 SD2 RELATING TO STATE FINANCES.
SB2395 SD2 HD1 CD1 RELATING TO THE BUDGET.
SB2396 RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
SB2397 RELATING TO SALARY AND PENSION PAYMENTS.
SB2398 MAKING APPROPRIATIONS TO PROVIDE FOR THE EXPENSES OF THE LEGISLATURE, THE AUDITOR, THE LEGISLATIVE REFERENCE BUREAU, AND THE OMBUDSMAN.
SB2399 SD1 HD1 CD1 RELATING TO MIXED MARTIAL ARTS.
SB2400 SD1 HD1 CD1 RELATING TO FUNDS.
SB2401 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO STATE FINANCES.
SB2402 SD1 HD1 CD1 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB2403 RELATING TO STATE DEPARTMENTS.
SB2533 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO AN AUDIT OF CONTRACTS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY WITH THE CORRECTIONS CORPORATION OF AMERICA AND THE FEDERAL DETENTION CENTER.
SB2615 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB2616 RELATING TO FIREWORKS.
SB2617 SD1 RELATING TO PUBLIC AGENCY MEETINGS.
SB2624 RELATING TO HAWAII TELEVISION AND FILM DEVELOPMENT.
SB2625 SD2 RELATING TO OUT-OF-STATE OFFICES.
SB2626 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO PUBLIC SERVICE.
SB2627 RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE FOURTEENTH SENATORIAL DISTRICT.
SB2628 RELATING TO REVENUE FOR DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION BUDGETED EXPENSES.
SB2629 RELATING TO HAWAII TOURISM AUTHORITY.
SB2807 SD2 HD2 CD1 PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE VII, SECTION 6, OF THE HAWAII CONSTITUTION, RELATING TO THE TAX REBATE REQUIREMENT.
SB2886 PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE I, SECTION 23, OF THE HAWAII STATE CONSTITUTION TO SPECIFICALLY RESERVE MARRIAGE TO OPPOSITE-SEX COUPLES.
SB2887 SD2 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB2888 RELATING TO THE PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
SB2941 RELATING TO THE HAWAII COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY.
SB2942 SD2 HD2 RELATING TO THE ALOHA TOWER DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.
SB2943 RELATING TO MIXED MARTIAL ARTS CONTESTS.
SB2944 RELATING TO THE STATE OFFICE OF CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS.
SB2954 SD2 RELATING TO TRANSFER OF STATE HIGHWAYS.
SB2955 RELATING TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY.
SB2956 RELATING TO THE BOARD OF EDUCATION.
SB2957 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT.
SB2958 PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE X, SECTION 2, OF THE HAWAII CONSTITUTION, TO CHANGE THE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO AN APPOINTED BOARD.
SB2959 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB2960 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.
SB2961 PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE X, SECTION 3, OF THE HAWAII CONSTITUTION, TO REMOVE THE POWER OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO APPOINT THE SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION, TO ENABLE THE GOVERNOR TO APPOINT THE SUPERINTENDENT AS PROVIDED BY LAW.
SCR75 SD1 REQUESTING GOVERNOR LINDA LINGLE TO RECOGNIZE LOCAL KOREANS BY ALLOWING A COMMEMORATIVE PLAQUE DESIGNATING THE FORMER SITE OF THE KOREAN NATIONAL ASSOCIATION.
SCR78 SD1 REQUESTING A MANAGEMENT AND FINANCIAL AUDIT OF DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION CONTRACTS.
SCR129 REQUESTING THE LEGISLATIVE REFERENCE BUREAU TO STUDY, ANALYZE, AND PROVIDE A RECOMMENDATION ON THE MOST COST EFFECTIVE HEALTH BENEFIT INSURANCE PLAN TO PROVIDE TO ALL GOVERNMENT WORKERS THAT ARE CURRENTLY COVERED BY THE EMPLOYER-UNION HEALTH BENEFITS TRUST FUND.
SCR130 REQUESTING A STUDY TO DETERMINE IF SAVINGS MAY BE ACHIEVED BY HAVING THE HIGHWAYS, HARBORS, AND AIRPORTS DIVISIONS SHARE CERTAIN COMMON FUNCTIONS.
SCR131 SD1 REQUESTING A COST-BENEFIT STUDY TO DETERMINE WHETHER LEASING INCOME CAN BE MAXIMIZED FROM AIRPORT AND HARBOR SPACE THROUGH THE USE OF RETAIL LEASING AGENTS.
SCR132 REQUESTING A STUDY TO FORMULATE AN EQUITABLE AND OBJECTIVE MEASURE FOR DISTRIBUTING TRANSPORTATION TAX REVENUE AND FEDERAL FUNDING FOR AIRPORT, HARBOR, AND HIGHWAY PROJECTS TO THE COUNTIES.
SCR133 ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO STUDY AND ASSESS HOW THE DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND TOURISM MAY BE RESTRUCTURED AND ITS MISSION REDIRECTED.
SCR134 REQUESTING A FEASIBILITY STUDY TO DETERMINE WHETHER THE STATE PROCUREMENT OFFICE SHOULD CENTRALIZE THE PROVISION OF COMPLEX PROCUREMENT SERVICES.
SCR135 REQUESTING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A JOINT GOVERNMENT AND PRIVATE SECTOR HUMAN RESOURCES TASK FORCE TO STUDY THE SIMPLIFICATION OF JOB CLASSIFICATIONS WITHIN STATE GOVERNMENT AND THE STREAMLINING OF OPERATIONS BETWEEN THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT AND LINE DEPARTMENTS.
SCR136 REQUESTING A STUDY OF STATE LAND ASSETS AND NATURAL RESOURCES AND A DETERMINATION OF THEIR UTILIZATION AND POTENTIAL FOR REVENUE GENERATION.
SCR137 REQUESTING THE CONVENING OF A JOINT PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTOR TASK FORCE TO ASSESS AND IDENTIFY WHICH CORE SERVICES SHOULD BE PROVIDED BY THE GOVERNMENT, THE APPROPRIATE LEVEL OF GOVERNMENT TO PROVIDE THOSE SERVICES, AND WHICH SERVICES MAY BE BETTER PROVIDED BY THE PRIVATE SECTOR OR THROUGH PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS.
SCR177 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTING AND GENERAL SERVICES TO WORK WITH THE HAWAII LAW ENFORCEMENT MEMORIAL FOUNDATION, THE COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENTS, THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY, THE UNITED STATES MARSHAL FOR THE DISTRICT OF HAWAII, THE STATE OF HAWAII ORGANIZATION OF POLICE OFFICERS, AND THE CONCERNS OF POLICE SURVIVORS INCORPORATED, TO PLAN AND CONSTRUCT A HAWAII STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT MEMORIAL.
SR31 SD1 REQUESTING GOVERNOR LINDA LINGLE TO RECOGNIZE LOCAL KOREANS BY ALLOWING A COMMEMORATIVE PLAQUE DESIGNATING THE FORMER SITE OF THE KOREAN NATIONAL ASSOCIATION.
SR57 REQUESTING THE LEGISLATIVE REFERENCE BUREAU TO STUDY, ANALYZE, AND PROVIDE A RECOMMENDATION ON THE MOST COST EFFECTIVE HEALTH BENEFIT INSURANCE PLAN TO PROVIDE TO ALL GOVERNMENT WORKERS THAT ARE CURRENTLY COVERED BY THE EMPLOYER-UNION HEALTH BENEFITS TRUST FUND.
SR58 REQUESTING A STUDY TO DETERMINE IF SAVINGS MAY BE ACHIEVED BY HAVING THE HIGHWAYS, HARBORS, AND AIRPORTS DIVISIONS SHARE CERTAIN COMMON FUNCTIONS.
SR59 SD1 REQUESTING A COST-BENEFIT STUDY TO DETERMINE WHETHER LEASING INCOME CAN BE MAXIMIZED FROM AIRPORT AND HARBOR SPACE THROUGH THE USE OF RETAIL LEASING AGENTS.
SR60 REQUESTING A STUDY TO FORMULATE AN EQUITABLE AND OBJECTIVE MEASURE FOR DISTRIBUTING TRANSPORTATION TAX REVENUE AND FEDERAL FUNDING FOR AIRPORT, HARBOR, AND HIGHWAY PROJECTS TO THE COUNTIES.
SR61 ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE TO STUDY AND ASSESS HOW THE DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND TOURISM MAY BE RESTRUCTURED AND ITS MISSION REDIRECTED.
SR62 REQUESTING A FEASIBILITY STUDY TO DETERMINE WHETHER THE STATE PROCUREMENT OFFICE SHOULD CENTRALIZE THE PROVISION OF COMPLEX PROCUREMENT SERVICES.
SR63 REQUESTING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A JOINT GOVERNMENT AND PRIVATE SECTOR HUMAN RESOURCES TASK FORCE TO STUDY THE SIMPLIFICATION OF JOB CLASSIFICATIONS WITHIN STATE GOVERNMENT AND THE STREAMLINING OF OPERATIONS BETWEEN THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT AND LINE DEPARTMENTS.
SR64 REQUESTING A STUDY OF STATE LAND ASSETS AND NATURAL RESOURCES AND A DETERMINATION OF THEIR UTILIZATION AND POTENTIAL FOR REVENUE GENERATION.

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