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House District 21
St. Louis Heights, Pālolo Valley, Maunalani Heights, Wilhelmina Rise, Kaimukī
Room: 406
Phone: 808-586-6900
Fax: 808-586-6910
[email protected]
Rep. Sayama is a proud fourth generation Japanese-American, born and raised in St. Louis Heights. Graduating from Punahou, Rep. Sayama went to China where he attended the New York University of Shanghai. After gaining a global perspective, Rep. Sayama returned home and found that many of his family, friends, and neighbors moved to the mainland. With a hope to build a Hawaii where local families can thrive, Rep. Sayama d edicated himself to public service.

Having served on his neighborhood board and as Vice-Chairman of the Labor and Tourism Committee, Rep. Sayama understands the importance of listening to his constituents to create sound policies and take action. In his first term, Rep. Sayama spearheaded legislation to address the rampant catalytic converter thefts and introduced legislation to improve afterschool care programs. In the district, Rep. Sayama has organized a COVID vaccination event and served hundreds of residents and has continued to engage teachers and principals on school improvements.

April 5, 2023

AFFORDABLE HOUSING



To better understand what affordable housing in Kaimukī might look like, Representative Sayama visited Hale Kālele with Vice Speaker Greggor Ilagan. We were impressed with the affordability of units, accommodations, and management of the facility. While Rep. Sayama does not intend to emulate all aspects of Hale Kālele, such as its 20 story height, he hopes to use it as a model to maximize the utility of the Kaimukī property not only for housing and Pre-K classrooms, but also for community needs like public parking.
April 5, 2023

LIFESMARTS 2023



Congratulations to the 2023 Kalani High School Hawaiʻi LifeSmarts Team for reaching the state finals where they competed against teams from Maryknoll and Waipahū High School. Sponsored by the State Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs and Hawaiʻi Credit Union League, LifeSmarts is a national competition that tests the students’ knowledge of personal finance, health and safety, the environment, technology, and consumer rights and responsibilities.
March 8, 2022

HB 1860 (2022) Relating to Catalytic Converters

During the 2022 Legislative Session, Rep. Sayama reintroduced a bill relating to catalytic converters. This bill aimed to stop the ongoing catalytic converter thefts in the State by adding more requirements for catalytic converter sales and increase the penalty of converter theft.
Click here to see the video
January 8, 2022

COVID-19 Clinics



With the surge of the Omicron variant, Rep. Sayama partnered with Department of Health, Project Vision and other community organizations to host two COVID-19 clinics where they offered vaccinations, boosters and rapid testing. From the hard work and dilligence of the volunteers and staff, they were able to test and vaccinate hundreds of residents.
February 11, 2022

After School Care Program



Rep. Sayama visited schools within District 20 and spoke with the organizers in charge of the afterschool care programs; they discussed how COVID-19 has impacted the faculty and students, the application process parents undergo and how Rep. Sayama can better help with legislation.
February 4, 2022

Sterling Higa: Those Struggling To Get By Are Hardest Hit by Catalytic Converter Thefts

[Rep.] Sayama says he heard about catalytic converter theft from Alan Nakamura, the owner of Kaimuki Auto Repair. That conversation led Sayama to research catalytic converter theft, which he found was a problem not only in his district, but nationwide.

Last year, Sayama introduced HB 446, which sought to establish a new offense for theft of a catalytic converter. HB 446 also required businesses engaged in the sale or purchase of used motor vehicle parts to keep more detailed records and report attempted sales of undocumented parts to the police.

'It’s an incredibly disruptive crime to a working family,' says Sayama. He’s confident that a bill related to catalytic converter theft will pass this session. 'If not my bill, at least someone else’s.'

Sayama admits that his bill won’t eliminate catalytic converter theft, but it can help to eliminate the local market for catalytic converters. Local buyers act as a medium between thieves and the international buyers of precious metals, says Sayama. Increasing the friction of buying and selling decreases profits, and the added risk of criminal penalty should discourage would-be thieves.

'We’re just trying to make it a lot less attractive.'

To read the full article click here
April 5, 2021

Rep. Sayama Introduces Bill To Alleviate Catalytic Converter Thefts



Freshman Hawai'i State Rep. Jackson Sayama and several state lawmakers introduced House Bill 446 that would help alleviate the increasing thefts of catalytic converters from vehicles. The bill passed first reading in the House and has been assigned to committees. Catalytic converters contain precious metals that thieves steal and then sell as the price of metal skyrockets, according to police.

The bill calls for new requirements on the buyer and seller of catalytic converters and increases fines for violators. Businesses that buy used parts and metals would be required to refuse the purchase of used motor vehicle parts or accessories and report the attempted sale to police if a seller does not provide appropriate information at the time of the attempted sale.

The bill would help protect families dependent on their vehicles to go to work and take their children to school, said Sayama (D-20, St. Louis Heights, Palolo, Maunalani Heights, Wilhelmina Rise, Kaimuki).

"Many families are already struggling with the pandemic and don't have an extra $1,000 to $2,000 to replace their stolen catalytic converter," Sayama said. "Just as the legislature cracked down on the theft of copper in 2013, we must place safeguards to prevent the illegal trade and theft of catalytic converters now."
 Measures Introduced in 2024
Measure and Title
HB54 HD1
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
HB69 HD1 SD1
RELATING TO AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS.
HB72
RELATING TO ANIMALS.
HB216
RELATING TO FIREWORKS.
HB262 HD1
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
HB282
RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH.
HB308 HD1 SD2
RELATING TO SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEMS.
HB321
RELATING TO HOUSING.
HB322
RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB323
RELATING TO NOISE.
HB337 HD1
RELATING TO CAPITAL GAINS.
HB338
RELATING TO SPECIAL NUMBER PLATES.
HB390 HD1
RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII PROMISE PROGRAM.
HB392
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
HB393
RELATING TO THE JUDICIARY.
HB400 HD2
RELATING TO TAXATION.
HB424
RELATING TO AN OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS.
HB425
RELATING TO FIREARMS.
HB427
RELATING TO FIREARMS.
HB428
RELATING TO FIREARMS.
HB429
RELATING TO FIREARMS.
HB430
RELATING TO FIREARMS.
HB468
RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
HB483
RELATING TO CHILDHOOD SEXUAL ABUSE.
HB490
RELATING TO FAMILY LEAVE.
HB492
RELATING TO TAXATION.
HB493 HD2
RELATING TO TAXATION.
HB497 HD1
RELATING TO HOUSING.
HB498 HD1
RELATING TO THE COUNTIES.
HB499 HD1
RELATING TO SPECIAL NUMBER PLATES.
HB500 HD1
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
HB501
RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
HB519 HD1
RELATING TO DENTISTS AND DENTAL HYGIENISTS.
HB535 HD1
RELATING TO HUNTING.
HB537 HD2
RELATING TO ELECTRONIC SMOKING DEVICES.
HB539
RELATING TO MEDICARE SUPPLEMENT INSURANCE.
HB548
RELATING TO SEXUAL VIOLENCE PREVENTION EDUCATION.
HB551 HD1
RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB571 HD1
RELATING TO THE KAHO‘OLAWE ISLAND RESERVE COMMISSION.
HB572 HD1
RELATING TO ADMINISTRATIVE RULEMAKING.
HB573 SD1
RELATING TO FENTANYL TEST STRIPS.
HB574
RELATING TO MOPEDS.
HB595 HD1
RELATED TO RECYCLING.
HB616
RELATING TO THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING REVOLVING FUND.
HB617 HD1 SD2
RELATING TO ORAL HEALTH.
HB641
RELATING TO ACUPUNCTURE.
HB642 HD2
RELATING TO CONSUMER PROTECTION.
HB643 HD1
RELATING TO DECEPTIVE TRADE PRACTICES.
HB645
RELATING TO THE MODEL STATE RIGHT-TO-REPAIR LAW.
HB647 HD1 SD1
RELATING TO ALCOHOL.
HB649
RELATING TO THE HAWAII STATE HEALTH INSURANCE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.
HB652 HD2 SD1
RELATING TO CAREGIVERS.
HB658
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
HB666 HD1
RELATING TO THE INTERSTATE MEDICAL LICENSURE COMPACT.
HB667
RELATING TO THE NURSE LICENSURE COMPACT.
HB741 HD1
RELATING TO CIVIC EDUCATION.
HB742
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII TO AMEND THE QUALIFYING AGE OF VOTERS FOR ANY STATE OR LOCAL ELECTION.
HB753 HD1
RELATING TO AN INCOME TAX CREDIT.
HB909 HD1
RELATING TO WATER CONSERVATION.
HB920 HD1
RELATING TO THE HAWAII STATE BUILDING CODE.
HB931
RELATING TO MENSTRUAL PRODUCTS.
HB936 HD1
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
HB949 HD2
RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.
HB951 HD1 SD1
RELATING TO HOUSING.
HB952 HD1
RELATING TO NATURAL RESOURCES.
HB962
RELATING TO HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE PROGRAMS.
HB967
RELATING TO PUBLIC FINANCING FOR CANDIDATES TO ELECTED OFFICE.
HB1116 HD1
RELATING TO SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY.
HB1180
RELATING TO HEALTH CARE.
HB1198
RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH.
HB1204 HD1 SD1
RELATING TO PUBLIC EDUCATION.
HB1218
RELATING TO MEDICAL CANNABIS.
HB1219 HD1
RELATING TO CANNABIS FOR MEDICAL USE.
HB1242
RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH.
HB1248 HD1 SD1
RELATING TO SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM INCENTIVES.
HB1261 HD2
RELATING TO SPECIAL PURPOSE DIGITAL CURRENCY LICENSURE.
HB1262
RELATING TO BROADBAND SERVICE PROVIDERS.
HB1263 HD2 SD2
RELATING TO THE HAWAII ABLE SAVINGS PROGRAM.
HB1264
RELATING TO NURSES.
HB1265
RELATING TO PSYCHOLOGY.
HB1343 HD1
RELATING TO REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CARE ACCESS.
HB1348 HD2
RELATING TO LABELING OF MACADAMIA NUTS.
HB1379
RELATING TO A STATEWIDE DATA HUB.
HB1385 HD2 SD2
RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDS.
HB1388
RELATING TO THE TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX.
HB1404 HD1
RELATING TO THE COMMUNITY COURT OUTREACH PROJECT.
HB1405 HD1
RELATING TO NATURAL RESOURCES.
HB1406 HD1 SD1
RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.
HB1423
RELATING TO ELECTRONIC SMOKING DEVICES.
HB1427
RELATING TO REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CARE.
HB1428
RELATING TO HEALTH CARE.
HB1438
RELATING TO MEDICAL CARE.
HB1439 HD2 SD2
RELATING TO EVICTION MEDIATION.
HB1442 HD2 SD1
RELATING TO REHABILITATION.
HB1505 HD1
RELATING TO THE HAWAII EMPLOYER-UNION HEALTH BENEFITS TRUST FUND.
HB1541
RELATING TO SUICIDE PREVENTION AND AWARENESS MONTH.
HB1562 HD1
RELATING TO DRIVING WITHOUT A LICENSE.
HB1573
RELATING TO CONSUMER PROTECTION.
HB1593 HD1
RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
HB1608 HD2
RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC DEFENDER.
HB1647
RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
HB1648 HD1
RELATING TO SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY.
HB1649 HD1
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
HB1650 HD1
RELATING TO THE BOARD OF EDUCATION.
HB1656 HD1
RELATING TO SCHOOL BUS SERVICES.
HB1665
RELATING TO WARNING SIRENS.
HB1669
RELATING TO CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES.
HB1671
RELATING TO ANIMAL ENDANGERMENT.
HB1692
RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
HB1767 HD1
RELATING TO SCHOOL BUS SERVICES.
HB1768
RELATING TO FAMILY LEAVE.
HB1769 HD2
RELATING TO TAXATION.
HB1771 HD1
RELATING TO THE HAWAI'I HEALTH AGING PARTNERSHIP.
HB1772 HD1
RELATING TO FALL PREVENTION.
HB1773 HD1
RELATING TO DEMENTIA.
HB1774 HD2
RELATING TO MISSING PERSONS.
HB1775 HD1
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
HB1777 HD1
RELATING TO DENTAL HYGIENISTS.
HB1778 HD2
RELATING TO TOBACCO PRODUCTS.
HB1817
RELATING TO TAX AMNESTY.
HB1826 HD1
RELATING TO EDUCATION FOR MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS.
HB1827 HD2
RELATING TO HEALTHCARE WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT.
HB1828 HD1
RELATING TO ENERGY-EFFICIENCY PORTFOLIO STANDARDS.
HB1830 HD2
RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH.
HB1832 HD1
RELATING TO HIRING.
HB1833 HD1
RELATING TO THE RENTAL HOUSING REVOLVING FUND.
HB1834 HD1
RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES.
HB1835 HD1
RELATING TO DISTRIBUTION MANAGEMENT.
HB1836 HD2
RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB1837 HD1
RELATING TO SCHOOL SAFETY.
HB1838 HD2
RELATING TO ZONING.
HB1839 HD2
RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT.
HB1840 HD2
RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT.
HB1841 HD2
RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES.
HB1842 HD1
RELATING TO FIRE PREVENTION.
HB1843 HD2
RELATING TO FIRE PROTECTION.
HB1844 HD1
RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
HB1899
RELATING TO STATE SNAILS.
HB1900 HD1
RELATING TO HYDROLOGIC DATA COLLECTION.
HB1902 HD1
RELATING TO EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT.
HB1908 HD1
RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION.
HB1921 HD1
RELATING TO MOBILE VACCINATIONS.
HB1931
RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
HB1933 HD1
RELATING TO SOBRIETY CHECKS.
HB1934 HD2
RELATING TO DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED.
HB1956 HD1
RELATING TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
HB1958
RELATING TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
HB1964 HD2
RELATING TO EARLY CHILD CARE.
HB1965
RELATING TO ABUSIVE LITIGATION.
HB1966
RELATING TO HEALTH CARE.
HB1967 HD1
RELATING TO THE HUMAN TRAFFICKING VICTIM SERVICES FUND.
HB1968 HD2
RELATING TO SEXUAL ABUSE OF MINORS.
HB1980 HD1
RELATING TO ANIMAL CRUELTY.
HB2003 HD1
RELATING TO MENSTRUAL PRODUCTS.
HB2014
RELATING TO HARASSMENT.
HB2042 HD1
RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH.
HB2043 HD3
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
HB2044
RELATING TO THE HAWAII BROADBAND AND DIGITAL EQUITY OFFICE.
HB2083 HD3
RELATING TO SCHOOL MEALS.
HB2102
RELATING TO ELECTRIC UTILITIES.
HB2111
RELATING TO MEDICAID.
HB2112 HD2
RELATING TO MOPED INSURANCE.
HB2113 HD1
RELATING TO PHARMACY.
HB2120
RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES.
HB2132 HD1
RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES.
HB2147
RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB2158
RELATING TO THE NURSE LICENSURE COMPACT.
HB2191 HD1
RELATING TO FERAL ANIMALS.
HB2192 HD1
RELATING TO CEMETERIES.
HB2193 HD1
RELATING TO FIREWORKS.
HB2194
RELATING TO HEALTH INSURANCE.
HB2224 HD2
RELATING TO LONG-TERM CARE.
HB2228
RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS AND REHABILITATION.
HB2240 HD1
RELATING TO HAWAII EDUCATOR LOANS.
HB2253 HD2
RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB2254 HD1
RELATING TO EMPLOYEES.
HB2256
RELATING TO SCHOOL MEALS.
HB2257
RELATING TO PUBLIC EDUCATION.
HB2298 HD1
RELATING TO CONSUMER PROTECTION.
HB2537
RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES.
HB2549 HD1
RELATING TO MAUI'S PERMANENT HOUSING RECOVERY.
HB2552 HD1
RELATING TO EMPLOYEE BENEFITS.
HB2553 HD2
RELATING TO PHARMACISTS.
HB2572 HD1
RELATING TO TEACHER LOANS.
HB2577 HD1
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
HB2612
RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
HB2622 HD1
RELATING TO FIREARMS.
HB2640
RELATING TO RECYCLING.
HB2641 HD1
RELATING TO APPRAISAL MANAGEMENT COMPANIES.
HB2642 HD2
RELATING TO EVICTION MEDIATION.
HB2643
RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
HB2672 HD1
RELATING TO LITTLE FIRE ANTS.
HB2676
RELATING TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
HB2686 HD1
RELATING TO THE STABILIZATION OF PROPERTY INSURANCE.
HB2690 HD2
RELATING TO WATER.
HB2691
RELATING TO THE RED HILL REMEDIATION AUTHORITY.
HB2757 HD1
RELATING TO PAID FAMILY LEAVE.
HB2758 HD2
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
HB2759 HD2
RELATING TO SCHOOL-BASED HEALTH SERVICES.
HCR3
URGING EACH COUNTY TO ESTABLISH AN EMERGENCY ZONING CODE FOR POST-DISASTER USE.
HCR4
REQUESTING HAWAII'S CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO AMEND THE WILDLAND FIRE PROTECTION AGREEMENT TO ALLOW HAWAII TO JOIN AS A MEMBER.