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Senate District 3
Kona, Ka‘ū, Volcano
Room: 206
Phone: 808-586-9385
Fax: 808-586-9391
[email protected]
In 2018, Senator Dru Mamo Kanuha was elected to the Hawai‘i State Senate to represent Kona and Ka‘ū.

Over the course of three decades, Senator Kanuha has served tireless years as a public servant and advocate for The Betty Kanuha Foundation, Kai ‘Ōpua Canoe Club, Kealakehe High School Waveriders Against Drugs, and other numerous community organizations. Later in Senator Kanuha's political career, he served on the National Association of Counties and Hawai‘i State Association of Counties. In 2012, Senator Kanuha was elected to represent Kona on the Hawai‘i County Council and, thereafter, served two re-elected terms. In 2014, Senator Kanuha was elected by his County Council peers as the first-ever Council Chair from Kona.

With deep roots on the Big Island, Senator Kanuha was born in Kealakekua and raised near the shore in the ahupua‘a of Hōlualoa. Senator Kanuha's father, Jerome Kanuha, a well-known carpenter, has lineage that goes back many generations in the Keōpū ahupua‘a. Senator Kanuha's mother, Debbie Mogel, born in Pennsylvania, moved to Rodondo, California, where she spent most of her childhood before moving to Kona more than 40 years ago. Senator Kanuha has only one sibling, his sister, Lelia Kanuha, one brother-in-law Aaron, and two nephews, Kamoa and Kahana.

Senator Kanuha attended Moku‘aikaua Preschool, Kahakai Elementary, and Kealakehe Intermediate and High Schools. He went on to attend the University of San Diego, earning his degree in Political Science and Business Administration.
EDUCATION
•  Mokuaikaua Church Preschool
•  Kahakai Elementary School
•  Kealakehe Intermediate and High School
•  University of San Diego - Political Science, B.A., with a Minor in Business Administration

PUBLIC SERVICE EXPERIENCE
•  Member, CSG-West (Council of State Governments, West)
•  President, HSAC (Hawaii State Association of Counties)
•  Member, WIR Board (Western Interstate Region, an affliate of NACo)
•  Member, Board of Directors, NACo (National Association of Counties)
•  Volunteer Instructor, children's tennis at the Old Kona Airport
•  Volunteer, Kealakehe High School Waveriders Against Drugs
•  Kona Representative, Hawai‘i Island Burial Council (2010-2011)
•  Member, Board of Directors, Kai ‘O Pua Canoe Club
•  Founding Member, The Betty Kanuha Fundation, Inc. (formed in 2001 as a tribute to Dru's Grandmother), a non-profit organization supporting literacy and cultural programs
•  Vice Chair, 2011 Hawai‘i County Redistricting Commission

EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE
•  Majority Leader, 2021-Present, Hawai‘i State Senate
•  Majority Caucus Leader, 2018-2021, Hawai‘i State Senate
•  Vice Chair of the Committee on Housing, 2018-Present, Hawai‘i State Senate
•  Member of the Committee on Ways and Means, 2018-Present, Hawai‘i State Senate
•  Chair and Presiding Officer of the County Council, 2014-2016 Hawai‘i County Council
•  Chair of the Committee on Public Works and Parks and Recreation, 2012-2014 Hawai‘i County Council
•  Vice Chair of the Committee on Environmental Management, 2012-2014 Hawai‘i County Council
•  Water and Agricultural Resources, Kamehameha Schools-Land Assets Division, Hawai‘i Island (supporting Kamehameha Schools' Strategic Agricultural Plan)
•  Legislative Aide, Judiciary and Labor Committee (Senator Clayton Hee, Chair), Hawai‘i State Legislature

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

HAWAI‘I ISLAND FOOD RESOURCES

Vibrant Hawai‘i has assembled resources for families on Hawai‘i Island, including food resources.

Hawai‘i Island Food Basket
The Hawai‘i Island Food Basket has adjusted its services to address the needs of Big Island residents during the COVID-19 pandemic, working closely with government and community partners on the implementation of its island-wide emergency drive-thru food distribution sites, ‘Ohana Food Drop(s). At designated locations around the island, anyone in need can pick up food free of charge on a first come, first serve basis from the comfort of their car.

To view the Food Basket's ‘Ohana Food Drop Schedule, please visit: hawaiifoodbasket.org.

If you or someone you know is experiencing food insecurity, please call (808) 933-6030 or use fill out the contact form. In West Hawai‘i, you can also call the Hawai‘i Island Food Basket's Kona Warehouse at (808) 322-1418.

Boys & Girls Club of the Big Island (BGCBI): Community Meal Support Initiative
Since the beginning of April, the BGCBI have produced, transported, and delivered over 30,000 meals to support children, kūpuna, peoples experiencing homelessness, and struggling families in our communities. In West Hawai‘i, BGCBI has worked closely with Hope Services to operate out of its Kona Kitchen. All meals are free of charge. For more information, please contact BGCBI directly at (808) 961-4436.

The Salvation Army – Kona Corps
The Salvation Army – Kona Corps (75-223 Kalani Street, Kailua-Kona, 96740) is providing food, emergency assistance, and other available services. Food pantry bags are distributed on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11am to 1pm. Meals to go are provided Thursdays and Saturdays at 6pm. Emergency food bags are also available M-F by appointment. To make an appointment, please call (808) 440-1800.

Activate Hawai‘i Aid – Keiki Care Packs
Activate Hawai‘i Aid's first focus is to provide food assistance and establish community feeding sites to ensure keiki are getting ongoing food assistance during the extended school closures, and potentially beyond. Activate Hawai‘i Aid will be distributing emergency food boxes, which contain a two-week supply of non-perishable goods, fresh produce and activities such as coloring sheets. Recipients are notified by text or email the day before of when and where the pickup is in their neighborhood.

To RSVP for Keiki Care Packs, complete Activate Hawai‘i Aid's Community Pulse Survey by selecting "Request Assistance." If you or someone you know does not have internet access or needs help completing the survey by phone, please call the hotline at: (808) 793-5703 on Monday or Tuesday between 8am and 12pm for assistance. If you do not get an answer, your call will be returned.

Living Stones Church of Kona
Volunteers with Living Stones Church of Kona are providing services to those who require assistance with errands (prescriptions/groceries/mail pickup, etc.) and those experiencing hunger. To request assistance, please click here.

‘O Ka‘ū Kākou
For the Ka‘ū community, ‘O Ka‘ū Kākou is providing fresh fish free of charge to kupuna and other families in need. To be placed on the wait-list, please contact Jana Kaniho at (808) 936-8949.

Hawai‘i Island Humane Society Pet Pantry – Kona
The Hawai‘i Island Humane Society's (HIHS) Community Pet Pantry serves pet parents who have been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Generous donations have allowed HIHS to provide free dog, cat, puppy and kitten food (*as supplies allow) to those experiencing loss of income, senior citizens, immunocompromised or otherwise high-risk individuals, and front-line healthcare workers. For the safety of employees, food pick-ups are Monday – Friday from 8am-5:30pm by appointment only.

To schedule an appointment, please call HIHS at: (808) 329-1175.

*This list will be updated as new sites are confirmed or established.




Wednesday, January 6, 2021

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Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Valuable COVID-19 Resources

STATE RESOURCES

Office of Governor David Ige
•   Seventeenth Supplementary Proclamation for COVID-19: December 16, 2020

General Services
•   Hawai‘i Online Services Government Directory
•   Economic & Community Recovery Navigator
•   County of Hawai‘i COVID-19 Resources

Judiciary
•   Judiciary News Regarding COVID-19
•   Third Circuit Court COVID-19 Advisory (Kona)
•   Third Circuit Court (Hawai‘i Island) Contact Information

Hawaii State Legislature COVID-19 Committees
•   Senate Special Committee on COVID-19 Website
•   Stay Connected with the Hawai‘i State Senate on YouTube
•   House Select Committee on COVID-19 Economic and Financial Preparedness

Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR)
•   How to Apply for Unemployment Insurance
•   U.I. Contact Information
•   COVID-19 Labor FAQs
•   Instructions for Filing Unemployment Insurance Online
•   Unemployment Insurance Claims Process for COVID-19 Claims
•   Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) Contact Support
•   Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) vs. Unemployment Insurance (U.I.)
•   Instructions for Pandemic Extended Unemployment Compensation (PEUC)
•   Breakdown of H.R. 133 (passed December 2020) as it pertains to Unemployment
•   COVID-19 Employee Temporary Disability FAQs
•   Occupational Safety & Health (OSHA) Resources for Employees
•   Occupational Safety & Health (OSHA) Resources for Employers

Department of Health (DOH)
•   How to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19
•   Latest Statistics on COVID-19 in Hawai‘i
•   Find Out More About Mental Health and Self-Care Considerations During a Pandemic (from HPHI)
•   Current Travel Advisories
•   Telehealth
•   Protecting Those At Risk – General COVID-19 Information
•   Hawai‘i State Coalition Against Domestic Violence Statewide Resources
•   Hawai‘i Island District Health Office Contact Information
•   Order Birth & Marriage Certificates

Department of Education (HIDOE)
•   HIDOE COVID-19 Information and Updates
•   ‘Ohana Help Desk
•   HIDOE Student/Parent/Caregiver Continuity of Education Resource
•   Hawai‘i Children's Action Network COVID-19 Resources
•   Return to Learn School Reopening Plan
•   Information About Various School Models
•   Honokaa-Kealakehe-Kohala-Konawaena Complex Area School Models
•   HSTA and HIDOE Reach Agreement on Distancing of Students in Classrooms
•   HSTA, HGEA, UHPA, UPW Issue Joint Statement on Furloughs
•   Board of Education (BOE) Comes out Strongly Against Furloughs

Department of Transportation (DOT)
•   DOT Coronavirus Info and Resources
•   State of Hawai‘i Travel Requirements
•   State of Hawai‘i Travel FAQs
•   Safe Travels Web Application
•   State of Hawai‘i Trusted Travel Partners
•   County of Hawai‘i Critical Infrastructure & Medical Travel Exemption Request

Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA)
•   Landlord-Tenant Code
•   COVID-19 Landlord-Tenant FAQs
•   Assistance from Legal Aid Society of Hawai‘i
•   How to File a Complaint with DCCA
•   Beware of Looming COVID-19 Vaccine Scams

Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism (DBEDT)
•   Buy Hawai‘i, Give Aloha
•   Daily Air Travel Passenger Counts
•   Weekly Unemployment Statistics
•   COVID-19 Hawai‘i Business Resources
•   COVID-19 & Hawai‘i's Economy
•   State Economic Recovery Draft Strategy Plan

Department of Agriculture (HDOA)
•   HDOA COVID-19 Information

Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL)
•   DHHL COVID-19 Updates

Department of Human Services (DHS)
•   COVID-19 Information Resources (Community Providers, Vendors, and Contractors)
•   Domestic Violence Resources
•   Med-QUEST Vital Information Amid COVID-19
•   Statewide SNAP (Food Stamps) and Financial Assistance Processing Centers
•   Pandemic EBT (P-EBT), Food and Financial Assistance Amid the COVID-19 Crisis
•   Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) Status Lookup
•   Apply for Public Housing
•   Child Care Connection Hawai‘i

University of Hawai‘i (UH)
•   UH COVID-19 Updates
•   UH COVID-19 Guidelines
•   UH System Canceled/Postponed Events
•   Modified Quarantine Program Information

FEDERAL RESOURCES

U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI)
•   Coronavirus Constituent Resource Guide
•   Congress Restores Medicaid Eligibility to COFA Recipients

U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI)
•   Information on How to Access Federal Resources
•   Breakdown of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (December 2020)
•   Breakdown of the COVID-19 Relief Package (December 2020)

U.S. Congressman Ed Case (D-HI)
•   COVID-19 Resources and Assistance

U.S. Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI)
•   COVID-19 Response Information and Resources

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
•   General Information about Economic Impact Payments

Small Business Administration (SBA)
•   Hawaiʻi SBA-Approved Banks

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
•   General Information and Current Recommendations
•   How to Wear a Cloth Covering
•   Updated CDC Guidelines on COVID-19 Symptoms
•   Updated U.S. COVID-19 Case Numbers
•   COVID-19 Self-Checker/Assessment
•   COVID-19 Vaccine Information
•   Information About New COVID-19 Variant in UK

MISC. RESOURCES

Employment Connections
•   HireNet Hawai‘i
•   Hawai‘i Jobs on Demand/Kama‘āina Jobs




Friday, August 16, 2020

COUNTY OF HAWAI‘I CARES RESOURCES: INDIVIDUALS, BUSINESSES AND NONPROFITS URGED TO APPLY

For its COVID-19 response efforts, the County of Hawai‘i will receive $80 million in Federal CARES Act funding and has partnered with local organizations to provide direct relief programs for residents of Hawai‘i Island who have been impacted by the pandemic. If you or your business has been struggling financially due to COVID-19, please consider submitting applications for the following resources that may be relevant to your particular situation:

County of Hawai‘i Financial Navigator Program
This free program was established to help residents navigate critical financial issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. This service can help residents access available programs and services to manage income disruptions and other financial concerns. Financial Navigators help residents one-on-one to triage personal financial issues, identify immediate action steps to manage expenses and maximize income, and make referrals to other services. The County of Hawai‘i will offer these Financial Navigator services in partnership with Hawai‘i First Federal Credit Union and its non-profit arm. Call 808-933-6600 or visit: https://www.hawaiifirstfcu.com/community-resource-center/ to connect with a Navigator.

County of Hawai‘i Rent and Mortgage Assistance Program (RMAP)
Provides up to $2,000 per month (March-December 2020) for eligible households at or below 140% of the area median index (AMI) for eligible applicants who have had their income impacted due to COVID-19. For more information visit https://sites.google.com/view/hawaiicountyrmap.

County of Hawai‘i Non-Governmental Utilities Assistance Program
Provides up to $500 in utilities (gas, electric or non-government water) bill assistance for households at or below 100% of the area median index (AMI) who have had their income impacted due to COVID-19. For more information and to apply on-line at https://hceoc.net/.

County of Hawai‘i Holomua Hawaii Small Business Relief and Recovery Fund
Provides one-time reimbursement grants up to $10,000 to County businesses and nonprofit organizations for costs incurred from business interruption due to the COVID-19 emergency (beginning March 23, 2020). Read information before applying here: https://www.holomuahawaii.com/index.html.

Rapid Response Landlord Tenant Mediation Program
West Hawai‘i and Ku‘ikahi Mediation Center(s) are offering rapid-response mediation services for landlord-tenant relationships strained by COVID-19 conditions. Call (808) 885‑5525 or (808) 935-7844. For information visit the websites at: https://whmediation.org/our-services/landlord-tenant/ or https://hawaiimediation.org/landlordtenant/.




Friday, April 3, 2020

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Needed



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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Aloha Senate District 3 ‘Ohana,

On Monday, March 23, Governor David Ige signed a third supplemental proclamation regarding our State of Emergency, ordering residents in the State of Hawai‘i to stay-at-home, work-from-home effective tonight; 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, March 25, 2020. This proclamation will be in effect until April 30, 2020.

In order for the state to provide essential services, there are exemptions in the following categories: Healthcare services, grocery stores and pharmacies, food production and farming, public and private schools, restaurants offering take-out services, hotels and motels, construction, and essential government functions. I realize that the responsibilities we have as employees working in the state of Hawai‘i can be taxing and very important. However, for the foreseeable future, we should do our part to limit the spread of COVID-19 and perform any work we can from home.

While we are strongly urged to remain in our homes for the duration of the mandate, the following outdoor tasks are permitted: accessing healthcare, purchasing food, medicine, and gasoline, taking care of the elderly, minors, and those with disabilities, returning to a place of residence outside of Hawai‘i, picking up educational materials for distance learning, receiving meals and any other related services, and outdoor exercise – including surfing, swimming and walking pets on a leash.

Any non-compliance of Governor Ige's mandate can be punishable by a fine of up to $5,000 or up to one year in jail or both, but the most compelling reason to pitch in and do our part is crystal-clear: our actions will protect the most vulnerable members of our families. For the next 36 days, please join me and do your part: stay at home, work from home, monitor your health for symptoms and look after each other.

‘A‘ohe hana nui ke alu ‘ia – No task is too big when done together by all.

Mahalo,

Senator Dru Mamo Kanuha
Senatorial District 3 | Kona, Ka‘ū

*For questions about exemptions, email [email protected].

**Those who would like to volunteer ideas or resources to assist in the response effort should email [email protected].




Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Apply for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Assistance



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Friday, March 20, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): How to Keep You and Your ‘Ohana Safe



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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

March 2020 Newsletter



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Monday, March 16, 2020

STATE OF EMERGENCY: COVID-19 A.K.A. "CORONAVIRUS"

The Department of Health (DOH) is committed to sharing information about COVID-19 as it becomes available. Everyone can help prevent the spread of COVID-19 with these daily actions:

 • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
 • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
 • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
 • Stay home when you are sick
 • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
 • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe
 • CDC does not recommend people who are well to wear a facemask to protect themselves from COVID-19. Keep in mind that supplies are limited, and we need to make sure that there are enough masks for our front-line health care workers. If you are sick, then wear a mask to protect the people around you

Prepare for the possibility that people may want to stay home or may be asked to stay home to prevent the spread of illness

REMINDER: COVID-19 is an emerging disease and there is more to learn about its transmission, severity, and how it will take shape in Hawai‘i. Everyone can do their part to help plan, prepare, and respond to this emerging public health thread. Sign up for daily COVID-19 notifications at: health.hawaii.gov/news/covid-19-updates. To contact the DOH, please call (808) 586-4586




Thursday, February 27, 2020

Makalei ambulance bill advances (West Hawaii Today)

This is an excerpt of an article originally published by West Hawaii Today; click here to read the article on westhawaiitoday.com.

By Laura Ruminski, West Hawaii Today

Wednesday, February 26, 2020


An ambulance for the Makalei area moved one step closer to reality Tuesday after a measure to fund and staff the proposal was passed by the Senate Committee on Ways and Means.

In its latest form, Senate Bill 2618, does not includes an appropriation. However, Sen. Dru Kanuha, a Democrat representing Kona and Ka‘u who introduced the bill with co-sponsorship of other Big Island, Oahu and Maui legislators, said that amendment is a procedural way of negotiating with the House on ultimate funding.

"Although the measure still has a long road ahead, it was great to see SB2618 SD1 passed in the Senate Committee on Ways and Means today," Kanuha said Tuesday afternoon. "With Kona Community Hospital over 30 minutes away, I am very pleased that the Legislature is taking our community's access to essential emergency services seriously."

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Friday, February 7, 2020

Hawaii Senate bill aims to bolster teachers' pay (Hawaii Tribune-Herald)

This is a repost of an article originally published by the Hawaii Tribune-Herald; click here to read the article on hawaiitribune-herald.com.

By Stephanie Salmons, Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Thursday, February 6, 2020, 12:05 a.m.


Legislation proposed in the state Senate would help better fund teacher compensation if approved.

The current draft of Senate Bill 2488 would authorize a onetime $25 million appropriation from the state's general revenues to fund discretionary teacher salary adjustments as part of an "experimental modernization project" tackling teacher pay equity issues, pay differentials for certain teachers, or both.

"This bill is extremely important, as it addresses Hawaii's teacher shortage by providing adequate funds for teachers to receive more competitive salaries as well as pay differentials for years of service, special education, Hawaiian immersion, and hard-to-staff positions," said state Sen. Dru Kanuha, who represents Kona and Ka‘u and is a co-sponsor of the legislation. "The one-time appropriation of $25 million … is a start, but it will take consistent, long-term funding commitments to effectively resolve the needs of our hardworking public school teachers, and to provide our keiki with the quality education they deserve."

According to a Tuesday news release from the state Department of Education, an independent teacher compensation study commissioned by the department found that Hawaii's cost of living and compression of salaries for experienced educators are the top challenges in recruiting and retaining public school teachers.

The DOE launched a multi-phased initiative to address teacher compensation late last year, and on Jan. 7, a pay differential — approved by the state Board of Education in December — was implemented to increase pay for teachers in areas with the most severe shortages: special education, Hawaiian language immersion and geographically hard-to-staff schools.

For the second phase, the DOE is seeking funding for an "experimental modernization project" to address equity and compression in teacher salaries.

Pay compression happens when there is only a small difference in pay between employees, regardless of skills or experience.

The number of teachers on each step of the salary schedule is "inconsistent and compressed, contributing to senior teachers leaving the profession," according to the DOE.

This second phase will allow the department, at its discretion, to adjust pay for existing teachers if it's determined a salary is less than or equal to less experienced teachers in comparable positions.

Both the DOE and the Hawaii State Teachers Association supported SB 2488 in written testimony submitted before a Wednesday public hearing of the Senate Committee on Education.

State Superintendent Christina Kishimoto said in written testimony that the DOE will need $10.2 million in fiscal year 2020 and $30.7 million in fiscal year 2021 to implement the first phase.

"We believe the full amount is needed in order to address the issue of providing equity within our public schools," she wrote.

"Both the department and the Hawaii State Teachers Association agree that addressing the pay compression issue and teacher pay differentials will positively impact both teacher recruiting and retention," Kishimoto continued. "As such, the department is committed to phase II of the strategic initiative which will focus on the discussion on addressing this compression issue, a discussion which we look forward to having with valuable input from legislators, teachers and the community."

Other written testimony submitted before Wednesday's hearing was supportive of the funding measure.

"This salary adjustment is crucial if we want to solve the teacher shortage crisis," Hilo High School teacher Elizabeth Laliberte wrote in submitted testimony. "Good teachers want to stay in the profession but can't afford to because the high cost of living. This attrition leads to a high number of substitutes or emergency hires filling vacant positions.

"Our school has some teaching lines that haven't had a licensed teacher for almost five years," her testimony continued. "The toll this turnover takes is measured in lower morale for teachers and lowered expectations for student success. Many studies conducted on what makes effective teachers good at what they do highlight the importance of relationships. Meaningful relationships aren't possible when teachers are coming and going each year." Waiakea High School teacher Mireille Ellsworth, who said in testimony that she has gone into debt to make ends meet and stay in Hawaii, said the teacher shortage is evident in her classroom because she sees her 11th-grade English students "struggle even more so than in years past."

"Where is the political will to educate our keiki to reach their goals? Where is the incentive for our most experienced teachers to stay? Where is the incentive to encourage our youth to become teachers and stay in Hawaii?" she wrote. "Please support SB 2488 all the way through this session to become law! Our keiki need good teachers to stay and local talent to enter the teaching profession."

It was not immediately clear if the bill passed out of committee Wednesday afternoon.




Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Senator Dru Mamo Kanuha Supports the 2020 Joint Legislative Package

According to Aloha United Way's recent ALICE report, a family of four needs to earn $77,000 a year to survive in Hawai‘i. To address large cost drivers, such as taxes, housing, and childcare, I'm proud to support the 2020 Joint Legislative Package, which addresses income inequality by providing much-needed relief for working families across Hawai‘i.

This is the first time since 2004 that the Legislature has released a joint legislative package, and the first with the support of the Governor's office. The following four bills comprise the proposal:

SB3102 / HB2541       Relating to Helping Working Families
As taxation is one of the key drivers identified in the ALICE report that contributes to increasing the cost of living for Hawai‘i's working class, SB3102 and HB2451 were introduced to make our taxation system more fair for those who are paying a higher percentage of their income to taxes. These measures make the state earned income tax credit refundable and permanent, and increases the Refundable Food/Excise Tax Credit from $110 to $150, putting cash back into people's pockets. Beginning on January 1, 2020, the minimum wage will increase to $11.00, and will increase yearly until $13.00 on January 1, 2024.

SB3104 / HB2542       Relating to Land Development
In an attempt to mitigate Hawai‘i's population loss due to its high cost of living and lack of affordable dwellings, these measures were introduced to expedite the process for developers to develop affordable units. Firstly, the measure requires the Hawai‘i Housing Finance and Development Corporation (HHFDC) identify state lands that can be developed for 99-year leasehold units. At least half of those units will be available to working-class families that earn under 140% of the area median income. These measures also appropriate $75 million in general obligation bonds to develop affordable housing infrastructure on the neighbor islands.

SB3101 / HB2543       Relating to Access to Learning ("Learning to Grow")
Hawai‘i's current lack of affordable childcare services is another major barrier for working-class families. The "Learning to Grow" initiative will address this barrier by expanding access to early learning opportunities across Hawai‘i, creating a public-private model to fund expanding the capacity of existing private childcare facilities and develop new facilities for programs serving 3- and 4-year-old children.

SB3103 / HB2544       Relating to School Facilities Agency
The State aims to establish a new School Facilities Agency to oversee major construction and facility improvement projects in Hawai‘i's public schools assigned by the Legislature, Governor, or Board of Education. The proposed Agency will relieve the Department of Education of the responsibility, and allows for public input, strong oversight of proposed projects, and gives the department the ability to focus on its primary purpose—teaching our keiki.




Tuesday, January 28, 2020

January 2020 Newsletter



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Monday, July 8, 2019

July 2019 Newsletter



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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

West Hawai‘i Legislative Talk Story: A Success

Mahalo to everyone who showed up to the West Hawai‘i Civic Center Council Chambers on Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019 to get updates from myself, Representative Nicole Lowen, Councilwoman Rebecca Shute-Villegas, Councilwoman Karen Eoff, and Councilwoman Maile David. We had a great turnout and received a lot of questions and suggestions that my office will be working on this upcoming session. Looking forward to continuing the conversation regarding how to maintain our beautiful West Hawai‘i community. Stay tuned for the next talk story!




Tuesday, July 2, 2019

SB1406 SD1 HD2 becomes law as Act 181

A bill that I introduced this session to help address the State's physician shortage through clarifying the scope of the physician assistant (PA) practice in Hawaii was signed into law by Governor David Ige on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019.

Act 181 relieves administrative burden on PAs through allowing more flexibility within the medical review process, establishing continuing medical education requirements for the renewal of PA licenses, and clarifying conditions for forfeiture and reinstatement of licenses.

A big mahalo to Senator Rosalyn H. Baker (Chair of the Senate Committee on Consumer Protection and Health) and Representative John M. Mizuno (Chair of the House Committee on Health) for all of your work seeing this bill through this past legislative session. And special shoutout to Christina Starks, President of the Hawai‘i Academy of PA's, who tirelessly pushed for the passage of this bill at the State Capitol with her ‘ohana in tow.




Monday, April 29, 2019

Senator Kanuha's Live at the Legislature with Richard Rapoza




Wednesday, April 10, 2019

GOVERNOR RELEASES FUNDS FOR MILOLI‘I CENTER



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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

KONA HISTORICAL SOCIETY RECEIVES $600K GRANT FOR GALLERY AND MUSEUM



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Thursday, March 21, 2019

GOVERNOR RELEASES FUNDS FOR KONA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL RENOVATIONS



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Monday, March 11, 2019

Senator Kanuha's Live at the Legislature with Richard Rapoza

 2024 Allowance Report
 Measures Introduced in 2024
Measure and Title
SB59
RELATING TO HAWAII TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.
SB60
RELATING TO HEALTH.
SB62 SD2 HD1
RELATING TO MEDICAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING.
SB65
RELATING TO REGENERATIVE TOURISM.
SB70 SD1 HD1
RELATING TO THE CONSERVATION AND RESOURCES ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM.
SB75 SD2 HD1
RELATING TO HISTORIC PRESERVATION.
SB77 SD1
RELATING TO THE TRANSFER OF NON-AGRICULTURAL PARK LANDS.
SB78
RELATING TO THE STATE HISTORIC PRESERVATION DIVISION.
SB80
RELATING TO SEARCH AND RESCUE.
SB84 SD1
RELATING TO SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEMS.
SB85 SD1
RELATING TO LAND USE.
SB86 SD1 HD1
RELATING TO FOOD SUSTAINABILITY.
SB87 SD1
RELATING TO THE GREEN JOBS YOUTH CORPS.
SB104
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB106 SD2 HD2
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB107 SD1 HD1
RELATING TO THE BOARD OF EDUCATION.
SB108
RELATING TO INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS.
SB113 SD2 HD1
RELATING TO THE LABELING OF PRODUCTS.
SB114
RELATING TO AQUACULTURE.
SB115
RELATING TO AQUACULTURE.
SB116 SD1
RELATING TO SPECIAL NUMBER PLATES.
SB118
RELATING TO SPECIAL NUMBER PLATES.
SB139 SD2 HD1
RELATING TO IMPORTANT HOUSING LANDS.
SB140 SD1
RELATING TO THE HOUSING SHORTAGE.
SB153
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB154 SD1 HD1
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB156 SD1 HD1
RELATING TO THE BOARD OF EDUCATION.
SB158 SD1
RELATING TO DECEPTIVE TRADE PRACTICES.
SB280
RELATING TO DIRECT INSTRUCTIONAL SERVICES TO STUDENTS.
SB281 SD2 HD1
RELATING TO THE COLLEGE SAVINGS PROGRAM.
SB282
RELATING TO THE WORKS OF ART SPECIAL FUND.
SB283
RELATING TO PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL PER-PUPIL FUNDING.
SB284 SD2 HD1
RELATING TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY.
SB285 SD2 HD2
RELATING TO WASTEWATER SYSTEMS.
SB286
RELATING TO WASTEWATER SYSTEMS.
SB289
RELATING TO DIRECT INSTRUCTIONAL SERVICES TO STUDENTS.
SB290 SD2
RELATING TO DIRECT INSTRUCTIONAL SERVICES TO STUDENTS.
SB291 SD2 HD1
RELATING TO BUDGET-RELATED REPORTS.
SB292 SD2 HD1
RELATING TO BUDGET-RELATED REPORTS.
SB293 SD2 HD1
RELATING TO BUDGET-RELATED REPORTS.
SB294
RELATING TO THE CHILD WELFARE SERVICES.
SB296 SD2 HD1
RELATING TO SUBMISSION DEADLINES.
SB297 SD2 HD1
RELATING TO GRANTS-IN-AID.
SB298 SD1 HD1
RELATING TO THE HAWAII EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY.
SB299 SD2 HD1
RELATING TO BUDGET-RELATED SUBMISSIONS TO THE LEGISLATURE.
SB300 SD2 HD1
RELATING TO THE EXPENDITURE OF PUBLIC FUNDS FOR LAND IMPROVEMENTS.
SB301
RELATING TO APPROPRIATIONS.
SB302 SD2 HD1
RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB303 SD1 HD1
RELATING TO THE FUNDING OF GRANTS PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 42F, HAWAII REVISED STATUTES.
SB304 SD2 HD3
RELATING TO VISITOR IMPACT FEES.
SB305
RELATING TO CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION.
SB306 SD1 HD1
RELATING TO PUBLIC INFORMATION.
SB308
RELATING TO SEXUAL VIOLENCE PREVENTION EDUCATION.
SB309
RELATING TO HISTORIC PROPERTY.
SB333
RELATING TO HOUSING.
SB334
RELATING TO THE HAWAII INTERAGENCY COUNCIL FOR TRANSIT-ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT.
SB338 SD1
RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING.
SB340 SD2 HD1
RELATING TO HOUSING.
SB364
RELATING TO THE TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX.
SB368
RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT.
SB376 SD2 HD1
RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT.
SB378
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB386
RELATING TO WASTEWATER SYSTEMS.
SB387
RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.
SB388 HD1
RELATING TO WASTE DISPOSAL FACILITIES.
SB389 SD1 HD2
RELATING TO EQUITY.
SB405
RELATING TO CESSPOOLS.
SB420 SD2 HD1
RELATING TO SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEMS.
SB426 SD2 HD2
RELATING TO CESSPOOLS.
SB460 SD1 HD1
RELATING TO FOOD BANKS.
SB500 SD1 HD2
RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
SB522
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB523
RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT.
SB524 SD2
RELATING TO BUSINESS REGULATION.
SB525
RELATING TO COMMERCE.
SB526
RELATING TO COMMERCE.
SB527
RELATING TO CONSUMER PROTECTION.
SB528
RELATING TO CONSUMER PROTECTION.
SB529
RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION.
SB530
RELATING TO CHARTER SCHOOLS.
SB532
RELATING TO LIBRARIES.
SB533
RELATING TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
SB534
RELATING TO ENERGY.
SB535
RELATING TO THE ECONOMY.
SB536
RELATING TO TOURISM.
SB537
RELATING TO GOVERNMENT.
SB538
RELATING TO GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS.
SB539
RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.
SB540
RELATING TO HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS.
SB541 SD1
RELATING TO HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS.
SB542
RELATING TO HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS.
SB543
RELATING TO HEALTH.
SB544
RELATING TO HEALTH.
SB545 SD1
RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.
SB546
RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.
SB547 SD1
RELATING TO THE BOARD OF REGENTS.
SB548
RELATING TO THE RESEARCH CORPORATION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
SB549
RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
SB550
RELATING TO UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII ATHLETICS.
SB551 SD3
RELATING TO HOUSING.
SB552
RELATING TO HOUSING.
SB553
RELATING TO HOUSING.
SB554
RELATING TO COURTS.
SB555
RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE.
SB556
RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
SB557
RELATING TO ETHICS.
SB558
RELATING TO FIREARMS.
SB559
RELATING TO PENAL CODE.
SB560 SD2
RELATING TO LABOR.
SB561
RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT.
SB562
RELATING TO TECHNOLOGY.
SB563
RELATING TO COUNTIES.
SB564
RELATING TO MILITARY AFFAIRS.
SB565
RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.
SB566
RELATING TO CULTURE AND THE ARTS.
SB567
RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
SB568
RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
SB569
RELATING TO LAND.
SB570
RELATING TO SMALL BOAT HARBORS.
SB571
RELATING TO WATER.
SB572 SD2
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB573 SD1
RELATING TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
SB574
RELATING TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
SB575
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB576 SD3 HD1
RELATING TO GOVERNMENT.
SB577
RELATING TO GOVERNMENT.
SB578 SD3
RELATING TO GOVERNMENT.
SB579
RELATING TO HOUSING.
SB580 SD1
RELATING TO LAND USE.
SB581
RELATING TO TECHNOLOGY.
SB582 SD2
RELATING TO STATE BUDGET.
SB583
RELATING TO TOURISM.
SB630
RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB695
RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL PARK LEASES.
SB697
RELATING TO COMPENSATION BENEFITS.
SB698
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB700
MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION FOR UTILITIES AND SCHOOL FOOD SERVICES.
SB730 SD2 HD1
RELATING TO FISHPONDS.
SB734 SD1
RELATING TO BURIAL SITES.
SB735 SD1 HD2
RELATING TO THE DISPOSITION OF WATER RIGHTS.
SB736 SD1
RELATING TO HOUSING.
SB737
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB740 SD1
RELATING TO NATIVE HAWAIIAN BENEFICIARIES.
SB741 SD2
RELATING TO THE HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSION ACT.
SB742 SD1
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB744 SD1 HD1
RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES.
SB745 SD1 HD2
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB747
RELATING TO CONSUMER PROTECTION.
SB748
RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.
SB749 SD1
RELATING TO ADVANCING CIVIC ENGAGEMENT.
SB750
RELATING TO CIVIC EDUCATION.
SB751
RELATING TO EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIPS.
SB752 SD1 HD1
RELATING TO TELECOMMUNICATION.
SB753 SD2 HD1
RELATING TO ACCESSIBILITY.
SB754
RELATING TO BEHAVIORAL HEALTH.
SB755 SD2 HD1
RELATING TO DISABILITY HEALTH DISPARITY.
SB756 SD1
RELATING TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
SB757
RELATING TO EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES.
SB758
RELATING TO FAMILY PLANNING.
SB760 SD1
RELATING TO PSYCHOLOGISTS.
SB761
RELATING TO THE RETENTION OF HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS.
SB762 SD1
RELATING TO WATER CATCHMENT SYSTEMS.
SB763 SD2 HD2
RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.
SB765
RELATING TO COUNTY PERMITTING AND INSPECTION.
SB766 SD1
RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.
SB767
RELATING TO EMERGENCY POWERS.
SB768
RELATING TO LANGUAGE ACCESS.
SB769
RELATING TO DISTRICT BOUNDARY AMENDMENTS.
SB770 SD1
RELATING TO BEACH PARK RESTORATION.
SB771
RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES.
SB772 SD1
RELATING TO MARINE LIFE CONSERVATION DISTRICTS.
SB777 SD2 HD1
RELATING TO CESSPOOLS.
SB782 SD2 HD1
RELATING TO TARO.
SB783
RELATING TO EDUCATION FUNDING.
SB784 SD1 HD2
RELATING TO AIRLINES.
SB794
RELATING TO THE CESSPOOL CONVERSION FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PILOT PROGRAM.
SB879 SD1 HD1
RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS.
SB881 SD1
RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.
SB897
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII TO PROVIDE INDIVIDUALS WITH THE RIGHT TO MARRY ANY HUMAN BEING AND FOR THAT RIGHT NOT TO BE ABRIDGED BY THE STATE.
SB899
RELATING TO HEALTH.
SB901
RELATING TO CARE FACILITY INSPECTIONS.
SB902 SD1
RELATING TO CAREGIVERS.
SB1015 SD1
RELATING TO HEALTH CARE EDUCATION.
SB1066 SD2 HD1
RELATING TO FRESH WATER SECURITY.
SB1077
RELATING TO VOTING.
SB1099 SD1
RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB1106
RELATING TO TAXES.
SB1114
RELATING TO THE DWELLING UNIT REVOLVING FUND.
SB1116
RELATING TO TELEWORK.
SB1118
RELATING TO GENERAL EXCISE TAX.
SB1120 SD2
RELATING TO THE WORKS OF ART SPECIAL FUND.
SB1124
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB1125
RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.
SB1126
RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB1128
RELATING TO HEALTH CARE SERVICES.
SB1129 SD2 HD2
RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.
SB1143
RELATING TO HIGHWAYS.
SB1145 SD2
RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.
SB1183
RELATING TO TOURISM.
SB1228
RELATING TO GRANTS.
SB1229
RELATING TO GRANTS.
SB1238
RELATING TO ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE.
SB1239
RELATING TO GENERAL EXCISE TAX.
SB1470 SD2
RELATING TO CORRECTIONS.
SB1486 SD2 HD1
RELATING TO MEAT PROCESSING.
SB1488 SD2 HD3
RELATING TO LIVESTOCK.
SB1489
RELATING TO THE NATURAL ENERGY LABORATORY OF HAWAII AUTHORITY.
SB1504 SD2 HD1
RELATING TO A MODERN HAWAII HISTORY MUSEUM.
SB1510 SD1
RELATING TO UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII ASTRONOMY ENGINEERING AND INSTRUMENTATION.
SB1529
RELATING TO FERAL GAME MAMMALS.
SB1532 SD2 HD1
RELATING TO CULTURE AND ARTS.
SB1546
RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT HILO.
SB1573 SD2 HD1
RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.
SB1574
RELATING TO LABELING OF MACADAMIA NUTS.
SB1575
RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE THIRD SENATORIAL DISTRICT.
SB1580 SD1
RELATING TO LABOR STANDARDS AT HEALTH CARE FACILITIES.
SB1597
RELATING TO THE HAWAII ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY.
SB2048
RELATING TO EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES.
SB2049
RELATING TO PSYCHOLOGISTS.
SB2050 SD1
RELATING TO MARINE LIFE CONSERVATION DISTRICTS.
SB2051 SD1
RELATING TO DISABILITY HEALTH DISPARITY.
SB2052
RELATING TO CIVIC ENGAGEMENT.
SB2053 SD1
RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.
SB2054
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB2055
RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
SB2056
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 TO INCREASE FUNDING FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION.
SB2057 SD1
RELATING TO BEACH PARK RESTORATION.
SB2058 SD1
RELATING TO NEIGHBORHOOD BOARDS.
SB2059
RELATING TO ACCESSIBILITY.
SB2060 SD1
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB2061
RELATING TO THE SCHOOL BUS DRIVER CERTIFICATION SUBSIDY PILOT PROGRAM.
SB2069
RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.
SB2070 SD1
RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.
SB2103 SD1
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB2104
RELATING TO WATER CATCHMENT SYSTEMS.
SB2105
RELATING TO HIGHER EDUCATION.
SB2106 SD2
RELATING TO VALUE-ADDED PRODUCTION.
SB2113 SD1
RELATING TO HAWAII TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.
SB2121 SD1
RELATING TO THE MORTGAGE LOAN RECOVERY FUND.
SB2169
RELATING TO THE GENERAL EXCISE TAX.
SB2244
RELATING TO KUPUNA HOUSING.
SB2246 SD1
RELATING TO CRISIS INTERVENTION.
SB2253
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB2254
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB2255
RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT.
SB2256
RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT.
SB2257 SD3
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB2258
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB2259 SD2
RELATING TO HEALTH.
SB2260
RELATING TO HEALTH.
SB2261
RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.
SB2262
RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.
SB2263
RELATING TO HOUSING.
SB2264
RELATING TO UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII COMMUNITY COLLEGES.
SB2265
RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII BOARD OF REGENTS.
SB2266
RELATING TO CRIME.
SB2267
RELATING TO SENTENCING.
SB2268
RELATING TO THE JUDICIARY.
SB2269
RELATING TO EXONERATION.
SB2270
RELATING TO REDRESS FOR WRONGFUL CONVICTION AND IMPRISONMENT.
SB2271
RELATING TO LABOR.
SB2272
RELATING TO TECHNOLOGY.
SB2273
RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT.
SB2274
RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS AND REHABILITATION.
SB2275
RELATING TO INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS.
SB2276
RELATING TO GOVERNMENT.
SB2277
RELATING TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
SB2278
RELATING TO LAND USE.
SB2279 SD2
RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB2280 SD2
RELATING TO FINANCING.
SB2284 SD2
RELATING TO A WILDFIRE FORECAST SYSTEM FOR HAWAII.
SB2285 SD2
RELATING TO THE STATE HEALTH PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY.
SB2286 SD2
RELATING TO INTERNSHIPS.
SB2289 SD2
RELATING TO KALAUPAPA.
SB2291 SD2
RELATING TO ADVISORY BOARDS.
SB2302
RELATING TO LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES.
SB2322 SD1
RELATING TO WATER QUALITY.
SB2330
RELATING TO STUDENT TRANSPORTATION.
SB2337 SD2
RELATING TO HOUSING.
SB2344 SD1
RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.
SB2345 SD2
RELATING TO CRISIS INTERVENTION.
SB2353
RELATING TO DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION FACILITIES.
SB2361 SD1
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB2362 SD1
RELATING TO ORNAMENTAL GINGER.
SB2368 SD1
RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT.
SB2381 SD2
RELATING TO PUBLIC FINANCING FOR CANDIDATES TO ELECTED OFFICE.
SB2407
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB2460
RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH.
SB2470 SD1
RELATING TO THE HAWAI'I HEALTH AGING PARTNERSHIP.
SB2471 SD1
RELATING TO FALL PREVENTION.
SB2472
RELATING TO SOCIAL SERVICES.
SB2473 SD1
RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB2474 SD2
RELATING TO FAMILY LEAVE.
SB2481
RELATING TO CONSUMER PROTECTION.
SB2482 SD1
RELATING TO TELECOMMUNICATION.
SB2483 SD1
RELATING TO COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS.
SB2486
RELATING TO MISSING PERSONS.
SB2498 SD1
RELATING TO FINANCING.
SB2501 SD1
RELATING TO THE HAWAII INVASIVE SPECIES COUNCIL.
SB2511 SD1
RELATING TO THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION.
SB2535
RELATING TO TOURISM.
SB2556 SD2
RELATING TO THE COMMUNITY OUTREACH COURT.
SB2660
RELATING TO A CHILD TAX CREDIT.
SB2750
RELATING TO BRAILLE LITERACY.
SB2751
RELATING TO THE SUNSHINE LAW.
SB2752
RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF ELECTIONS.
SB2767 SD1
RELATING TO THE NATURAL ENERGY LABORATORY OF HAWAII AUTHORITY.
SB2768 SD1
RELATING TO GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS.
SB2797 SD1
RELATING TO WATER CATCHMENT.
SB2798
RELATING TO SEARCH AND RESCUE.
SB2799
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB2800
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB2801 SD1
RELATING TO FOOD SUPPLY.
SB2802
RELATING TO THE HAWAII HEALTHY FOOD INCENTIVE PROGRAM.
SB2807
RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB2808 SD1
RELATING TO STATEWIDE FIRE HELICOPTERS.
SB2809
RELATING TO THE STATE FIRE COUNCIL.
SB2810 SD1
RELATING TO THE POLOLU VALLEY MANAGEMENT EFFORTS ON HAWAII ISLAND.
SB2812
RELATING TO SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEMS.
SB2814 SD1
RELATING TO WATER INFRASTRUCTURE.
SB2815 SD1
RELATING TO INFRASTRUCTURE.
SB2816 SD1
RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR.
SB2817 SD2
RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII COLLEGE OF TROPICAL AGRICULTURE AND HUMAN RESOURCES.
SB2819 SD1
RELATING TO TRAFFIC SAFETY.
SB2842 SD2
RELATING TO WILDFIRE SAFETY AND PREVENTION.
SB2852
RELATING TO THE EXECUTIVE OFFICE ON AGING.
SB2917
RELATING TO ELECTRIC UTILITY LINEMAN.
SB2937 SD1
RELATING TO ACCESS TO LEARNING.
SB2938
RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT HILO.
SB2939
RELATING TO THE HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE COLLEGE REVOLVING FUND AND THE HAWAIIAN EARLY LEARNING TRUST FUND.
SB2988
RELATING TO THE HAWAII STATE PLANNING ACT.
SB3212
RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.
SB3213
RELATING TO HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS.
SB3290 SD2
RELATING TO AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE.
SB3308
RELATING TO THE STATE SEAL.
SB3309
RELATING TO ELECTRIC VEHICLES.
SB3310
RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE THIRD SENATORIAL DISTRICT.
SB3311
RELATING TO CIVIL RIGHTS.
SB3328 SD1
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB3335 SD2
RELATING TO CANNABIS.
SCR4
REQUESTING THE HAWAII STATE PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM TO ESTABLISH A HAWAII DEAF CULTURE DIGITAL LIBRARY FOR THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING COMMUNITY.
SCR5
URGING THE PROMPT IMPLEMENTATION OF THE HAWAII ELECTRONIC INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ACCESSIBILITY ACT ON OR BEFORE DECEMBER 31, 2024.
SCR16
REQUESTING THE HAWAII PROPERTY INSURANCE ASSOCIATION TO EXPAND COVERAGE TO COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES.
SCR17
REQUESTING THE HAWAII PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY TO UTILIZE THE STATE'S RENTAL SUPPLEMENT PROGRAM TO PROVIDE HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE PREMIUM ASSISTANCE TO HOUSING OWNERS WHO RENT OR LEASE TO QUALIFIED KUPUNA A MORTGAGE PROPERTY WITHIN DESIGNATED LAVA ZONES.
SR3
URGING THE UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY TO CONDUCT TOPOGRAPHICAL SURVEYS, PARTICULARLY WITHIN LAVA-FLOW HAZARD ZONES 1 AND 2, TO UPDATE ITS LONG-TERM LAVA-FLOW HAZARD MAP OF HAWAII ISLAND.
SR4
REQUESTING THE HAWAII STATE PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM TO ESTABLISH A HAWAII DEAF CULTURE DIGITAL LIBRARY FOR THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING COMMUNITY.
SR5
URGING THE PROMPT IMPLEMENTATION OF THE HAWAII ELECTRONIC INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ACCESSIBILITY ACT ON OR BEFORE DECEMBER 31, 2024.
SR8
REQUESTING THE HAWAII PROPERTY INSURANCE ASSOCIATION TO EXPAND COVERAGE TO COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES.
SR9
REQUESTING THE HAWAII PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY TO UTILIZE THE STATE'S RENTAL SUPPLEMENT PROGRAM TO PROVIDE HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE PREMIUM ASSISTANCE TO HOUSING OWNERS WHO RENT OR LEASE TO QUALIFIED KUPUNA A MORTGAGE PROPERTY WITHIN DESIGNATED LAVA ZONES.