29th Legislature, 2018
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Floor session convene times for March 1, 2018:
Senate: 11:30 a.m. | House of Representatives: 12:00 p.m.
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House District 4
Hawaii State Capitol
Room 302
phone: 808-586-6530
fax: 808-586-6531
repsanbuenaventura@Capitol.hawaii.gov
Member of the following committees:
EXPERIENCE:
• State House of Representative, District 4 (Puna makai) from 2014-present
• Vice-Chair, House Judiciary Committee
• Per Diem District Court Judge 1991-1995
• Lecturer, UH-Hilo Business law 1986-1987
• Attorney since 1985 to present, having successfully argued in front of the Hawaii Supreme Court, winning 3 out of 3 Petitions for Writ of Certiorori

EDUCATION:
• J.D. from University of California, Hastings College of the Law
• B.Sci. from University of Nevada, Las Vegas
• McKinley High School graduate

COMMUNITY:
• Volunteer attorney with Self-Help Center
• Volunteer mediator with Ku'ikahi Mediation Center
• Member of Hawaii State Bar Association
• Member of Hawaii County Bar Association
• Current member of Hawaii Photo Shooters
• Former president and former member of Hilo Photography Club
Measures Introduced
 Title
HB79 RELATING TO FAMILY LAW.
HB80 HD1 RELATING TO ANNULMENT, DIVORCE, AND SEPARATION.
HB81 RELATING TO CHECK CASHING.
HB170 RELATING TO THE SCHEDULING OF MARIJUANA.
HB171 RELATING TO FORFEITURE.
HB172 HD2 RELATING TO PRIVATE PROPERTY.
HB173 RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
HB187 RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
HB188 RELATING TO HONOKOHAU SMALL BOAT HARBOR.
HB193 HD1 RELATING TO PROPERTY.
HB194 RELATING TO MEDICAL MARIJUANA COLLECTIVES.
HB195 RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
HB196 RELATING TO WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT.
HB197 RELATING TO ADMINISTERING, DISPENSING, OR PRESCRIBING NARCOTIC DRUGS FOR USE IN MAINTENANCE OR DETOXIFICATION TREATMENT TO A NARCOTIC DEPENDENT PERSON.
HB198 RELATING TO FUEL TAXES.
HB251 RELATING TO MARIJUANA.
HB383 RELATING TO LAW ENFORCEMENT CAMERAS.
HB385 HD1 RELATING TO AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS.
HB413 HD1 RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.
HB422 HD1 RELATING TO SELECTIVE SERVICE.
HB450 HD1 SD1 RELATING TO CORAL.
HB454 RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES.
HB455 HD1 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
HB474 HD1 RELATING TO RAT LUNGWORM DISEASE.
HB481 HD1 SD1 RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES.
HB487 HD1 RELATING TO THE CONVEYANCE TAX.
HB489 RELATING TO CESSPOOLS.
HB491 RELATING TO SIDEWALKS.
HB533 HD1 SD1 RELATING TO CHARTER SCHOOLS.
HB551 RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB590 HD1 SD1 RELATING TO THE CREATIVE MEDIA INDUSTRY.
HB592 HD1 SD1 RELATING TO ENERGY.
HB604 HD1 SD1 RELATING TO LANDSCAPING.
HB613 RELATING TO HEARING AIDS.
HB616 HD1 RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.
HB663 HD1 RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB664 RELATING TO IN VITRO FERTILIZATION INSURANCE COVERAGE.
HB665 HD2 RELATING TO VICTIMS OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE.
HB666 RELATING TO CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES.
HB667 HD1 RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB670 HD1 RELATING TO TAXATION.
HB671 RELATING TO EQUAL PAY.
HB672 HD2 SD2 RELATING TO SCHOOL-BASED HEALTH SERVICES.
HB695 RELATING TO HOME AND COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICES.
HB696 SD1 RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB718 RELATING TO THE HAWAII HOUSING FINANCE AND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.
HB721 HD1 RELATING TO PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION INCENTIVES.
HB722 HD1 RELATING TO SOLID WASTE.
HB767 HD1 RELATING TO PRESCRIPTIVE AUTHORITY FOR CERTAIN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGISTS.
HB773 HD2 RELATING TO INDUSTRIAL HEMP.
HB835 RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE FOURTH REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT.
HB836 HD1 RELATING TO MARIJUANA.
HB837 RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB848 HD2 SD2 RELATING TO ENERGY MODERNIZATION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII SYSTEM.
HB854 RELATING TO MOBILE ELECTRONIC DEVICES.
HB886 HD1 RELATING TO FILIPINO VETERANS.
HB1004 HD1 RELATING TO RAPID OHIA DEATH.
HB1006 HD1 SD2 RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES.
HB1199 RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
HB1200 HD1 SD1 MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR A FEASIBILITY STUDY AND PLANS FOR A SWIM AREA IN POHOIKI.
HB1226 MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES.
HB1247 HD1 RELATING TO RAPID OHIA DEATH.
HB1271 RELATING TO PRIVATE CHILD DAY CARE CENTERS.
HB1272 HD1 SD1 RELATING TO IMPROVING ACCESS TO PSYCHIATRIC CARE FOR MEDICAID PATIENTS.
HB1273 RELATING TO HIGHWAY SAFETY.
HB1274 HD1 RELATING TO COURTS.
HB1275 RELATING TO PRIVATE ROADS.
HB1310 HD1 RELATING TO THE WAIAKEA PENINSULA REDEVELOPMENT DISTRICT.
HB1365 PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE XVII OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII FOR REFERENDUM.
HB1388 RELATING TO FOSTER CARE SERVICES.
HB1454 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
HB1463 RELATING TO MARIJUANA.
HB1464 RELATING TO MARIJUANA.
HB1469 HD1 SD2 CD1 RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDS.
HB1489 HD1 RELATING TO CIVIL RIGHTS.
HB1491 RELATING TO THE OFFENSE OF ABUSE OF FAMILY OR HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS.
HB1500 RELATING TO CRIMINAL TRESPASS.
HB1522 HD1 RELATING TO SUSTAINABILITY.
HB1541 RELATING TO LEGISLATIVE ALLOWANCE FOR EXPENSES WHILE TRAVELING WITHIN THE STATE.
HB1547 HD1 RELATING TO REMOTE TESTIMONY.
HB1587 HD1 SD1 RELATING TO TAXATION.
HB1591 HD2 RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII PROMISE PROGRAM.
HB1593 HD1 SD2 RELATING TO GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE.
HB1595 RELATING TO PUBLIC ORDER.
HB1598 HD1 RELATING TO THE SPACE INDUSTRY.
HB1613 RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
HB1614 HD1 RELATING TO AUTOMATIC RESTRAINING ORDERS.
HB1615 RELATING TO ADULT DENTAL SERVICES.
HB1616 HD1 RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB1617 RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE FOURTH REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT.
HB1633 RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
HB1637 HD1 RELATING TO HOUSING.
HB1703 RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB1704 RELATING TO SUICIDE PREVENTION.
HB1706 HD1 RELATING TO APPROPRIATIONS TO ADDRESS HOMELESSNESS.
HB1757 HD1 RELATING TO COFFEE LABELING.
HB1806 HD1 RELATING TO FOOD DONATION.
HB1821 RELATING TO FIRE SAFETY.
HB1822 HD1 RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
HB1911 HD2 RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB1944 HD1 RELATING TO FILIPINO VETERANS BURIAL ASSISTANCE.
HB1965 HD2 RELATING TO VETERANS TREATMENT COURT.
HB1967 HD2 RELATING TO HEALTHCARE PRECEPTOR TAX CREDITS.
HB2012 HD2 RELATING TO THE TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX.
HB2021 HD1 RELATING TO HOMELESS INDIVIDUALS WITH SEVERE MENTAL ILLNESS.
HB2031 RELATING TO CANNABIS.
HB2032 RELATING TO CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES.
HB2033 HD1 RELATING TO MANNER OF SERVICE.
HB2034 RELATING TO HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATIONS.
HB2040 RELATING TO BOATING.
HB2041 HD1 RELATING TO AQUACULTURE.
HB2047 RELATING TO THE INSTITUTE FOR ASTRONOMY.
HB2077 HD1 RELATING TO EMPLOYEE TRAINING.
HB2078 RELATING TO CYBERSECURITY.
HB2079 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
HB2080 HD1 RELATING TO TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT.
HB2101 HD1 RELATING TO THE HAWAII ASSOCIATION OF CONSERVATION DISTRICTS.
HB2103 HD1 RELATING TO PESTICIDES.
HB2104 HD1 RELATING TO RAT LUNGWORM DISEASE.
HB2105 HD1 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
HB2125 HD1 RELATING TO PRESCRIPTION DRUGS.
HB2126 HD1 RELATING TO HEALTH INSURANCE.
HB2127 RELATING TO HEALTH CARE.
HB2128 HD2 RELATING TO VICTIMS OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE.
HB2129 RELATING TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.
HB2130 RELATING TO AUTOMATIC RESTRAINING ORDERS.
HB2131 HD1 RELATING TO SEXUAL ASSAULT.
HB2132 RELATING TO ADDRESS CONFIDENTIALITY.
HB2133 RELATING TO POLICE DEPARTMENTS.
HB2134 RELATING TO VIOLATION OF PRIVACY.
HB2135 HD1 RELATING TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.
HB2136 RELATING TO FAMILY LEAVE.
HB2137 HD1 RELATING TO EQUAL PAY.
HB2138 RELATING TO PROTECTION OF CHILDREN.
HB2139 HD1 RELATING TO DISCRIMINATION IN EDUCATION.
HB2164 HD1 MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION.
HB2165 HD1 RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII PROMISE PROGRAM.
HB2170 HD1 RELATING TO EARLY EDUCATION.
HB2215 RELATING TO BICYCLES.
HB2219 RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT.
HB2223 PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE STATE CONSTITUTION ESTABLISHING THE RIGHT TO BE FORGOTTEN.
HB2226 RELATING TO QUEEN LILI‘UOKALANI DAY.
HB2265 HD1 RELATING TO COMMERCIAL OCEAN RECREATION.
HB2266 RELATING TO THE TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX.
HB2269 HD1 RELATING TO MOBILE CLINICS.
HB2270 HD1 RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.
HB2277 HD1 RELATING TO CHILD WELFARE SERVICES.
HB2278 HD1 RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB2279 HD1 RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB2280 HD2 RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB2281 HD1 RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.
HB2436 RELATING TO MOPEDS.
HB2465 HD1 RELATING TO MEDICAL EDUCATION.
HB2474 HD1 RELATING TO THE HAWAII PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY.
HB2483 HD1 RELATING TO COUNTIES.
HB2497 HD1 RELATING TO THE HAWAII FARM TO SCHOOL PROGRAM.
HB2506 HD1 RELATING TO RAT LUNGWORM DISEASE.
HB2508 HD1 RELATING TO CHARTER SCHOOLS.
HB2509 HD1 RELATING TO CHARTER SCHOOLS.
HB2510 HD1 RELATING TO SCHOOLS.
HB2533 RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB2569 RELATING TO RAT LUNGWORM DISEASE CONTAINMENT.
HB2570 HD1 RELATING TO ROAD REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE IN HOUSING SUBDIVISIONS.
HB2571 RELATING TO GUARDS.
HB2572 HD1 RELATING TO THE MEDICAL USE OF CANNABIS.
HB2573 HD2 RELATING TO CESSPOOLS.
HB2584 RELATING TO MARIJUANA DECRIMINALIZATION.
HB2606 HD1 RELATING TO TROPIC CARE.
HB2608 PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO ARTICLES VIII AND X OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII TO AUTHORIZE THE LEGISLATURE TO ESTABLISH A SURCHARGE ON RESIDENTIAL INVESTMENT PROPERTY AND VISITOR ACCOMMODATIONS TO INCREASE FUNDING FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION.
HB2609 RELATING TO SHORT-TERM LOANS.
HB2611 HD1 RELATING TO SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT.
HB2612 HD1 RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT.
HB2619 RELATING TO CONDOMINIUM GOVERNING INSTRUMENTS.
HB2626 HD1 RELATING TO CESSPOOLS.
HB2711 RELATING TO PUBLIC ACCESS TO BEACHES.
HB2738 HD1 RELATING TO CHILDREN'S HEALTH CARE.
HB2743 HD1 AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING.
HB2744 HD1 RELATING TO HOUSING ASSISTANCE.
HB2745 HD1 RELATING TO THE RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.
HB2746 HD1 RELATING TO RENTAL HOUSING.
HB2747 HD1 RELATING TO HOMEOWNERSHIP.
HB2751 HD1 RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.
HB2752 RELATING TO THE COMMUNITY COURT OUTREACH PROJECT.
HCR16 URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES, AND JUDICIARY TO PERMANENTLY ESTABLISH AND PARTICIPATE IN THE HAWAII INTERAGENCY STATE YOUTH NETWORK OF CARE TO BETTER SERVE YOUTH AND FAMILIES WITH COMPLEX NEEDS IN THE STATE.
HCR17 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY, TO WORK WITH THE FAMILY REUNIFICATION WORKING GROUP AND OTHER COMMUNITY STAKEHOLDERS TO DEVELOP A PLAN TO ESTABLISH VISITATION CENTERS AT ALL STATE CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES AND JAILS.
HCR18 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO CONVENE A WORKING GROUP TO REVIEW AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS IN HAWAII'S PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND TO ESTABLISH AN AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM ADVISORY COUNCIL.
HCR20 REQUESTING AN INCREASED HONOLULU POLICE DEPARTMENT PRESENCE IN THE CHINATOWN AND DOWNTOWN HONOLULU AREAS.
HCR22 REQUESTING THE CONVENING OF A TASK FORCE TO CONDUCT A STUDY ON IMPOSING MANDATORY ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION TO RESOLVE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION DISPUTES.
HCR23 URGING THE GOVERNOR AND THE DIRECTOR OF HUMAN SERVICES TO ADD $4,000,000 TO FUND ADULT DENTAL SERVICES TO THE EXECUTIVE SUPPLEMENTAL BUDGET FOR THE 2019 FISCAL YEAR.
HCR29 URGING THE UNITED STATES FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, THE UNITED STATES SURGEON GENERAL, AND HAWAII'S CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO CONSIDER WHETHER PRODUCTS CONTAINING OXYBENZONE SHOULD INCLUDE A WARNING LABEL THAT ADDRESSES HUMAN HEALTH CONCERNS.
HCR34 URGING THE DIVISION OF STATE PARKS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO ASSESS POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS OCEAN CONDITIONS AT BEACH PARKS AND ENSURE THAT SAFETY CONCERNS ARE ADDRESSED PRIOR TO UNDERTAKING ACCESS IMPROVEMENTS THAT WILL INCREASE USE, AND TO PROVIDE INFORMATION ABOUT POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS AT STATE BEACH PARKS ON THE DIVISION'S WEBSITE AND IN ITS PRINTED MATERIALS.
HCR37 REQUESTING THE CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION OF HAWAII AND THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO OPPOSE "CONCEALED CARRY RECIPROCITY" LEGISLATION.
HR8 RECOGNIZING AND HONORING MAYOR MARIA CRISTINA C. ANGELES AND THE TARLAC CITY GOVERNMENT DELEGATION ON THEIR GOODWILL VISIT TO HAWAII AND THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND CONTRIBUTIONS OF HAWAII PHILIPPINE CONSUL GENERAL DR. GINA ALAGON JAMORALIN FOR ENHANCING RELATIONS BETWEEN THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES AND THE STATE OF HAWAII AND PROMOTING THE CULTURE, HISTORY, HERITAGE, AND SIGNIFICANT IMPACT OF FILIPINO PEOPLE IN HAWAII.
HR13 URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES, AND JUDICIARY TO PERMANENTLY ESTABLISH AND PARTICIPATE IN THE HAWAII INTERAGENCY STATE YOUTH NETWORK OF CARE TO BETTER SERVE YOUTH AND FAMILIES WITH COMPLEX NEEDS IN THE STATE.
HR14 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY, TO WORK WITH THE FAMILY REUNIFICATION WORKING GROUP AND OTHER COMMUNITY STAKEHOLDERS TO DEVELOP A PLAN TO ESTABLISH VISITATION CENTERS AT ALL STATE CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES AND JAILS.
HR15 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO CONVENE A WORKING GROUP TO REVIEW AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS IN HAWAII'S PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND TO ESTABLISH AN AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM ADVISORY COUNCIL.
HR16 REQUESTING AN INCREASED HONOLULU POLICE DEPARTMENT PRESENCE IN THE CHINATOWN AND DOWNTOWN HONOLULU AREAS.
HR18 REQUESTING THE CONVENING OF A TASK FORCE TO CONDUCT A STUDY ON IMPOSING MANDATORY ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION TO RESOLVE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION DISPUTES.
HR19 URGING THE GOVERNOR AND THE DIRECTOR OF HUMAN SERVICES TO ADD $4,000,000 TO FUND ADULT DENTAL SERVICES TO THE EXECUTIVE SUPPLEMENTAL BUDGET FOR THE 2019 FISCAL YEAR.
HR23 URGING THE UNITED STATES FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, THE UNITED STATES SURGEON GENERAL, AND HAWAII'S CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO CONSIDER WHETHER PRODUCTS CONTAINING OXYBENZONE SHOULD INCLUDE A WARNING LABEL THAT ADDRESSES HUMAN HEALTH CONCERNS.
HR28 URGING THE DIVISION OF STATE PARKS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO ASSESS POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS OCEAN CONDITIONS AT BEACH PARKS AND ENSURE THAT SAFETY CONCERNS ARE ADDRESSED PRIOR TO UNDERTAKING ACCESS IMPROVEMENTS THAT WILL INCREASE USE, AND TO PROVIDE INFORMATION ABOUT POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS AT STATE BEACH PARKS ON THE DIVISION'S WEBSITE AND IN ITS PRINTED MATERIALS.
HR29 REQUESTING THE CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION OF HAWAII AND THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO OPPOSE "CONCEALED CARRY RECIPROCITY" LEGISLATION.