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Senate District 12
Waikīkī, Ala Moana, Kaka‘ako, McCully
Room: 215
Phone: 808-586-6740
Fax: 808-586-6829
[email protected]
Senator Sharon Moriwaki was elected in 2018 to represent Waikīkī, Ala Moana, Kaka‘ako, McCully, Mō‘ili‘ili, and part of Makiki in the State Senate.

Born and raised in the Sheridan area and on St. Louis Heights, Sharon was student body secretary at Kaimuki High, a major figure in the 1979 Statewide Women's Conference, chaired the 90th anniversary celebration of Okinawan arrival in Hawai‘i, and coordinated Hawai‘i's Dukakis for President Campaign (Dukakis won the state). Throughout her career, Sharon has held people accountable and worked collaboratively with diverse groups—to get things done!

After she returned from California with a University of Southern California doctorate and a Loyola (L.A.) law degree and was working in a private Honolulu law firm, Governor Waihe‘e chose Sharon to be part of his first cabinet as Labor Department Deputy Director. Four years later, Waihe‘e appointed Sharon as his Director of Human Resources, where she instituted major personnel system reforms. Sharon's subsequent leadership included serving as Hawaii Court System Administrative Director and as UH Assistant Vice President.

Sharon's passionate advocacy for community included caring for the Makiki Stream and ahupua‘a, preserving Kaka‘ako's makai shoreline, and bringing people together to develop and implement Hawai‘i's clean energy goals and projects. She co-hosts ThinkTech Hawai‘i's television show, "Hawai‘i: The State of Clean Energy," is vice-president of the Hawai‘i Technology Institute, which primarily helps disadvantaged native Hawaiians, and volunteers with her church's program aiding houseless families. Sharon helped organize and run the Good Neighbor Store, a Democratic Party program helping over 1000 underprivileged and abused children.

Sharon moved to Kaka‘ako ten years ago, becoming founding president of Kaka‘ako United, fighting for a better life in our Senate district. She is also vice president of the One Waterfront Towers condominium board.
•  University of Hawai‘i: Co-chair, Hawai‘i Energy Policy Forum; Associate Director, Social Science Public Policy Center; UH Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs; Assistant Director & Associate Researcher, Hawai’i Gerontology Center.
•  Judiciary: Administrative Director of the Courts, chief of staff to the Chief Justice, responsible for administering the Hawai‘i State Judiciary Branch.
•  Governor Waihe‘e's 2nd Cabinet: Director, Department of Human Resources Development; Chair of the Conference of Personnel Directors; and Chair of the State Deferred Compensation Board.
•  Governor Waihe‘e's 1st Cabinet: Deputy Director, Department of Labor and Industrial Relations.
•  State Government: Administrator, Labor Department's Older & Non-English Speaking Service.
•  Law: Associate, Cades Schutte LLP.

Education
•  Kaimuki High School
•  University of Southern California, BA, MA, PhD
•  Loyola Law School, JD

Service/Awards
•  President, Kaka‘ako United, citizens working for quality development in Kaka‘ako.
•  Organizer/co-host “Hawai‘i: The State of Clean Energy” ThinkTech Hawai‘i television show
•  Vice-president, Hawai‘i Technology Institute, helping disadvantaged Native Hawaiians, others
•  Vice-president, One Waterfront Towers Condominium Board
•  Volunteer, Family Promise, Church of the Crossroads helping houseless families
•  Makiki Stream Stewards, organized stream clean up and revival with students from Washington Middle, McKinley High and Ka‘ahumanu Elementary, receiving City's Good Neighborhood Award for "environmental team leadership"
•  Facilitator, Hawai‘i State Senate Working Group on Family Court Legal Interventions, helping children in high conflict divorces, earning Children's Rights Council Award
•  Organizer and co-chair, Good Neighbor Store, Democratic Party program helping over 1000 underprivileged and abused children.
•  "Unsung Hero" Award, Hawai‘i's Thousand Friends
•  UH Robert Clopton Award for Outstanding Community Service
•  National Education Association Ellison Onizuka Memorial Award for work that significantly impacts education for Asians and Pacific Islanders.
•  Hawai‘i State Public Administration Award from the American Society for Public Administration for "innovative management of the Department of Personnel Services”
•  Eugene Rooney Leadership Award from the National Association of State Personnel Executives for "her dynamism and outstanding leadership in human resources development"

For current information, please visit our website at senatormoriwaki.com.

2024 Committee Member of
 2024 Allowance Report
 Measures Introduced in 2024
Measure and Title
SB114
RELATING TO AQUACULTURE.
SB168
RELATING TO STATE LICENSED CARE FACILITIES.
SB284 SD2 HD1
RELATING TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY.
SB285 SD2 HD2
RELATING TO WASTEWATER SYSTEMS.
SB294
RELATING TO THE CHILD WELFARE SERVICES.
SB297 SD2 HD1
RELATING TO GRANTS-IN-AID.
SB298 SD1 HD1
RELATING TO THE HAWAII EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY.
SB301
RELATING TO APPROPRIATIONS.
SB304 SD2 HD3
RELATING TO VISITOR IMPACT FEES.
SB305
RELATING TO CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION.
SB308
RELATING TO SEXUAL VIOLENCE PREVENTION EDUCATION.
SB337
RELATING TO HAWAII COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY.
SB391 SD2 HD1
RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII COMMUNITY COLLEGE WORKFORCE TRAINING.
SB426 SD2 HD2
RELATING TO CESSPOOLS.
SB584
RELATING TO CONDOMINIUM PROXY VOTING.
SB585
RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
SB586 SD2 HD1
RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
SB587 SD2 HD1
RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
SB589
RELATING TO NOISE CONTROL.
SB590
RELATING TO NOISE.
SB591 SD1
RELATING TO GAMBLING.
SB592
RELATING TO HEALTH.
SB593
RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
SB594
RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
SB595
RELATING TO HEALTH.
SB596
RELATING TO HAWAII RETIREMENT SAVINGS.
SB597 SD1
RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB598
RELATING TO COUNTY ORDINANCES.
SB628
RELATING TO NOISE.
SB685
RELATING TO FIREARMS.
SB717 SD1 HD1
RELATING TO ALCOHOL.
SB718
RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYEES.
SB719
RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF INFORMATION PRACTICES.
SB720 SD1
RELATING TO GOVERNMENT RECORDS.
SB721
RELATING TO PARENTAL PARITY.
SB722 SD2 HD1
RELATING TO OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH.
SB723
RELATING TO LEAF BLOWERS.
SB724 SD2 HD1
RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT.
SB725 SD2 HD2
RELATING TO TELEWORKING.
SB727
RELATING TO OCCUPATIONAL LICENSURE.
SB728
RELATING TO AIR POLLUTION.
SB752 SD1 HD1
RELATING TO TELECOMMUNICATION.
SB773
RELATING TO WATER POLLUTION.
SB786 SD1 HD2
RELATING TO SEARCH AND RESCUE.
SB856
RELATING TO PROPERTY MANAGEMENT.
SB864 SD1
RELATING TO HOUSING.
SB875 SD1
RELATING TO THE COUNTIES.
SB879 SD1 HD1
RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS.
SB880
RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH.
SB881 SD1
RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.
SB882
RELATING TO FIREARMS.
SB883
RELATING TO FIREARMS.
SB884 SD1
RELATING TO LEASEHOLD CONVERSION.
SB885
RELATING TO THE NONPROFIT CORPORATIONS ACT.
SB886
RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
SB887
RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
SB888
RELATING TO PLANNED COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS.
SB889
RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES.
SB899
RELATING TO HEALTH.
SB901
RELATING TO CARE FACILITY INSPECTIONS.
SB902 SD1
RELATING TO CAREGIVERS.
SB1019
RELATING TO HEALTH.
SB1118
RELATING TO GENERAL EXCISE TAX.
SB1181
RELATING TO ENERGY.
SB1196 SD1 HD1
RELATING TO BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS.
SB1201 SD1
RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
SB1202
RELATING TO CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATIONS.
SB1418 SD2 HD2
RELATING TO NOISE POLLUTION.
SB1419
RELATING TO THE HAWAII HEALTHY AGING PARTNERSHIP.
SB1433
RELATING TO SENTENCES OF IMPRISONMENT.
SB1434
RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE TWELFTH SENATORIAL DISTRICT.
SB1442 SD2 HD2
RELATING TO OHANA ZONES.
SB1483
RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.
SB1492 SD2 HD2
RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH.
SB1528
PROPOSING A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO PROTECT THE RIGHT TO REPRODUCTIVE FREEDOM.
SB1544
RELATING TO FRAUD.
SB1591
RELATING TO THE SECURITY OF PUBLIC PLACES.
SB1593
RELATING TO MEDICAL CARE.
SB1594 SD2 HD1
RELATING TO CRISIS INTERVENTION.
SB1595
RELATING TO THE UNIFORM GUARDIANSHIP, CONSERVATORSHIP, AND OTHER PROTECTIVE ARRANGEMENTS ACT.
SB2020 SD1
RELATING TO DECEPTIVE TRADE PRACTICES.
SB2023
RELATING TO ACCESS TO TREATMENT FOR TERMINALLY ILL PATIENTS.
SB2042 SD1
RELATING TO HOUSING.
SB2045 SD1
RELATING TO HOUSING.
SB2048
RELATING TO EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES.
SB2050 SD1
RELATING TO MARINE LIFE CONSERVATION DISTRICTS.
SB2052
RELATING TO CIVIC ENGAGEMENT.
SB2061
RELATING TO THE SCHOOL BUS DRIVER CERTIFICATION SUBSIDY PILOT PROGRAM.
SB2079
RELATING TO THE IMPORTATION OF PLANTS AND ANIMALS.
SB2083 SD1
RELATING TO RESTORATIVE AQUACULTURE.
SB2088 SD1
RELATING TO VEGETATION MANAGEMENT.
SB2108 SD1
RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY TAX CREDITS.
SB2110
RELATING TO THE TAX CREDIT FOR RESEARCH ACTIVITIES.
SB2111 SD1
RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES.
SB2113 SD1
RELATING TO HAWAII TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.
SB2119
RELATING TO OUT-OF-STATE PRESCRIPTIONS.
SB2121 SD1
RELATING TO THE MORTGAGE LOAN RECOVERY FUND.
SB2132 SD1
RELATING TO THE RESIDENTIAL LANDLORD-TENANT CODE.
SB2133
RELATING TO HOUSING.
SB2146
RELATING TO DECLARATION OF WATER SHORTAGE AND EMERGENCY.
SB2155 SD1
RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL LAND USE POTENTIAL.
SB2156 SD2
RELATING TO PORT INFRASTRUCTURE.
SB2159 SD2
RELATING TO FOOD SUSTAINABILITY.
SB2162 SD1
RELATING TO THE CONSERVATION AND RESOURCES ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM.
SB2163
RELATING TO THE GREEN JOBS YOUTH CORPS.
SB2168
RELATING TO SEARCH AND RESCUE.
SB2171
RELATING TO GENERAL EXCISE TAX.
SB2176
RELATING TO TORT LIABILITY.
SB2182
RELATING TO OCEAN STEWARDSHIP.
SB2183 SD1
RELATING TO RESTORATION OF BEACH LANDS.
SB2184 SD1
RELATING TO ADAPTATION PATHWAYS PLANNING.
SB2244
RELATING TO KUPUNA HOUSING.
SB2245 SD1
RELATING TO THE CHILD PROTECTIVE ACT.
SB2285 SD2
RELATING TO THE STATE HEALTH PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY.
SB2286 SD2
RELATING TO INTERNSHIPS.
SB2287 SD2
RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF ENTERPRISE TECHNOLOGY SERVICES.
SB2289 SD2
RELATING TO KALAUPAPA.
SB2290
RELATING TO WASTE DISPOSAL FACILITIES.
SB2302
RELATING TO LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES.
SB2305 SD1
RELATING TO MISSING PERSONS.
SB2306 SD1
RELATING TO AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATORS.
SB2308
RELATING TO SPEEDING.
SB2312
RELATING TO SCHOOL SECURITY.
SB2313
RELATING TO FIRE PREVENTION.
SB2314
RELATING TO DIGITAL IDENTIFICATION.
SB2315
RELATING TO LICENSED PROFESSIONALS.
SB2317 SD1
RELATING TO STATE CAPITOL TOURS.
SB2318
RELATING TO SOCIAL SERVICES.
SB2319
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE VI, SECTION 3, OF THE HAWAII STATE CONSTITUTION TO INCREASE THE MANDATORY RETIREMENT AGE FOR STATE JUSTICES AND JUDGES.
SB2322 SD1
RELATING TO WATER QUALITY.
SB2326
RELATING TO TEACHERS.
SB2337 SD1
RELATING TO HOUSING.
SB2339
RELATING TO STATE FINANCES.
SB2343
RELATING TO LONG-TERM CARE.
SB2344 SD1
RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.
SB2345 SD2
RELATING TO CRISIS INTERVENTION.
SB2346 SD1
RELATING TO FIREARMS.
SB2347
RELATING TO CRIME.
SB2348 SD1
RELATING TO PHOTO RED LIGHT IMAGING DETECTOR SYSTEMS.
SB2349 SD1
RELATING TO LEAF BLOWERS.
SB2350 SD1
RELATING TO NOISE POLLUTION.
SB2351 SD1
RELATING TO WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT.
SB2352 SD1
RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT.
SB2353
RELATING TO DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION FACILITIES.
SB2354 SD1
RELATING TO ALCOHOL.
SB2370
RELATING TO WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT.
SB2382
RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH.
SB2402
RELATING TO KIMCHI DAY.
SB2407
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB2443 SD1
RELATING TO HIGHWAY SAFETY.
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 SD1
RELATING TO FAMILY LEAVE.
SB2486
RELATING TO MISSING PERSONS.
SB2497 SD1
RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB2501 SD1
RELATING TO THE HAWAII INVASIVE SPECIES COUNCIL.
SB2504 SD2
RELATING TO STATE PROGRAMS.
SB2507
RELATING TO CIVIL SERVICE.
SB2508
RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII REVENUE BONDS.
SB2526 SD1
RELATING TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY.
SB2527 SD1
RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB2528
RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB2529 SD1
RELATING TO PROVIDER ORDERS FOR LIFE SUSTAINING TREATMENT FORM.
SB2530
RELATING TO THE HAWAII EMPLOYER-UNION HEALTH BENEFITS TRUST FUND BOARD OF TRUSTEES.
SB2531
RELATING TO HEALTH BENEFITS.
SB2532 SD1
RELATING TO CRIME.
SB2533
RELATING TO COMMERCIAL PROPERTY ASSESSED FINANCING.
SB2534
RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
SB2537 SD2
RELATING TO ENERGY.
SB2541
RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.
SB2543 SD1
RELATING TO SEARCH AND RESCUE.
SB2545 SD1
RELATING TO RECYCLING.
SB2548 SD1
RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
SB2549
RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
SB2550
RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
SB2551
RELATING TO INSURANCE.
SB2552
RELATING TO DEMENTIA.
SB2553 SD1
RELATING TO HAWAII RETIREMENT SAVINGS ACT.
SB2554
RELATING TO AIR POLLUTION.
SB2555
RELATING TO STATE BOATING FACILITIES.
SB2556 SD2
RELATING TO THE COMMUNITY OUTREACH COURT.
SB2557 SD1
RELATING TO LEGAL REPRESENTATION.
SB2600
RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
SB2609
RELATING TO MINIMUM WAGE.
SB2611
RELATING TO CARE HOMES.
SB2613
RELATING TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY.
SB2634
RELATING TO HEALTH CARE EDUCATION.
SB2712
RELATING TO WAREHOUSE WORKERS.
SB2715 SD1
RELATING TO UNFAIR LABOR PRACTICES.
SB2719 SD1
RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT.
SB2721 SD1
RELATING TO OCEAN RECREATION.
SB2722 SD1
RELATING TO CANCER.
SB2723
RELATING TO COUNTY ORDINANCES.
SB2724
RELATING TO VICTIM RESTITUTION.
SB2725
RELATING TO PASS-THROUGH ENTITY TAXATION.
SB2726 SD1
RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
SB2727 SD2
RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
SB2730 SD1
RELATING TO TRANSPARENCY.
SB2739
RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
SB2769 SD1
RELATING TO CLIMATE CHANGE.
SB2775
RELATING TO HEALTH CARE.
SB2807
RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB2814
RELATING TO WATER INFRASTRUCTURE.
SB2841
RELATING TO WATER SAFETY DAY.
SB2845 SD1
RELATING TO FIREARMS.
SB2847
RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.
SB2852
RELATING TO THE EXECUTIVE OFFICE ON AGING.
SB2864
RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.
SB2879
RELATING TO TECHNOLOGY.
SB2880 SD1
RELATING TO CHILD CARE.
SB2885 SD1
RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.
SB2886
RELATING TO STATE EMPLOYMENT.
SB2887
RELATING TO INSURANCE.
SB2888
RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES.
SB2889 SD1
RELATING TO EXCESSIVE NOISE.
SB2890 SD1
RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS.
SB2921
RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS.
SB2939
RELATING TO THE HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE COLLEGE REVOLVING FUND AND THE HAWAIIAN EARLY LEARNING TRUST FUND.
SB2942 SD1
RELATING TO THE EMPLOYMENT OF A MINOR.
SB2964 SD1
RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.
SB2968
RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.
SB2975
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB2976
RELATING TO WATER.
SB2982
RELATING TO REGENERATIVE TOURISM.
SB2990
RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES.
SB2991 SD2
RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING UNIT CREATION.
SB2992 SD1
RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH.
SB2993
RELATING TO CONSUMER PROTECTION.
SB3006 SD2
RELATING TO THE CONVENTION CENTER.
SB3011 SD1
RELATING TO NOISE.
SB3194 SD1
RELATING TO ENERGY.
SB3195 SD2
RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.
SB3197 SD1
RELATING TO ADVERTISING.
SB3204
RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
SB3205
RELATING TO CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATIONS.
SB3206
RELATED TO HOUSING.
SB3211
RELATING TO THE RESIDENTIAL LANDLORD-TENANT CODE.
SB3224
RELATING TO CARE HOMES.
SB3225
RELATING TO HEALTHCARE WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT.
SB3254
RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.
SB3282 SD2
RELATING TO ENERGY.
SB3292
RELATING TO CIGARETTE TAXES.
SB3293
RELATING TO WAGES AND HOURS OF EMPLOYEES ON PUBLIC WORKS.
SB3296 SD1
RELATING TO REMOTE WORK.
SB3297 SD1
RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT.
SB3305
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB3313
RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT.
SB3328 SD1
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB3331
RELATING TO THE LANDLORD-TENANT CODE.
SB3332 SD1
RELATING TO EVICTION MEDIATION.
SB3353
RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
SB3354
RELATING TO KAWEHEWEHE BEACH.
SB3364 SD2
RELATING TO DESTINATION MANAGEMENT.
SB3370 SD1
RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT.
SB3371 SD2
RELATING TO TELEWORKING.
SB3383 SD1
RELATING TO LONG-TERM CARE.