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House District 16
Wailua, Hanamā‘ulu, Kapaia, Līhu‘e , Puhi, portion of ‘Ōma‘o
Room: 305
Phone: 808-586-6270
Fax: 808-586-6271
[email protected]
Representative Luke A. Evslin was born and raised on Kaua'i and has lived most of his life within District 16. He grew up in Wailua with his three siblings, and he currently lives in Līhu‘e with his wife, Sokchea, and their two children. In 2023, he was appointed by Governor Josh Green to represent District 16.

Prior to serving in the legislature, Representative Evslin served four years on the Kaua'i County Council, he co-founded a Kailua based outrigger canoe manufacturing company, he taught high school civics, American government, and Hawaiian history, and he worked as a columnist where he focused on land use and energy.

He is a graduate of Kaua'i High School and the University of Hawaii at Manoa and he has a Masters degree in Public Administration with a certificate in public policy from the University of Southern California.

Representative Evslin is an avid canoe paddler, photographer, and hiker.
Previous experience:
Chair: Hawai'i Community Foundation Advisory Board and the Safe Routes to School Working Group
- Councilmember, County of Kaua'i
- Finance and Economic Development Committee Chair, County of Kaua'i
- Columnist, Civil Beat
- Commissioner, County of Kaua'i Open Space, Natural Resources and Environmental Preservation Commisssion
- Citizen's Advisory Committee member, Kaua'i General Plan
- Board member, Kaiola Canoe Club
- Board member and treasurer, Malama Hule'ia
- Business owner, Kamanu Composites
- Board member, Hawai'i Lifeguard Association
- Teacher, Island School

 Measures Introduced in 2023
Measure and Title
HCR32 HD1
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO CONVENE AN ORAL HEALTH TASK FORCE TO REVIEW INFORMATION ON THE STATUS OF ORAL HEALTH IN THE STATE AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS TO IMPROVE ORAL HEALTH INFRASTRUCTURE IN HAWAII.
HCR34 HD1
REQUESTING THE EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF AGING TO CONDUCT A STUDY ON THE ADEQUACY OF ELDER CARE ON MOLOKAI AND LANAI, AND IN EAST MAUI.
HCR38
URGING THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE OF THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO ISSUE ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR THE GUS SCHUMACHER NUTRITION INCENTIVE PROGRAM TO PROVIDE MATCHING FUNDS FOR THE EXPANSION OF THE STATE DOUBLE UP FOOD BUCKS PROGRAM TO ALL APPROVED SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM RETAIL OUTLETS THROUGHOUT THE STATE.
HCR41 SD1
URGING THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION TO OPEN A NEW PROCEEDING RELATING TO THE REMOVAL OF ABANDONED OR DOUBLE UTILITY POLES, LINES, AND EQUIPMENT.
HCR55
URGING THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT MANOA JOHN A. BURNS SCHOOL OF MEDICINE TO PRIORITIZE EFFORTS TO STRENGTHEN HAWAII'S REPRODUCTIVE CARE WORKFORCE, PARTICULARLY FOR RURAL AND REMOTE AREAS OF THE STATE.
HCR56 HD1
REQUESTING THE HAWAII BROADBAND AND DIGITAL EQUITY OFFICE TO INCREASE ACCESS TO WI-FI IN PUBLIC PARKS THROUGHOUT THE STATE.
HCR75 HD1
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO CONTRACT WITH A QUALIFIED NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION TO ESTABLISH AQUATIC SAFETY EDUCATION PROGRAMS IN CERTAIN DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION SCHOOLS.
HCR76
URGING THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII TO ESTABLISH A RESTORATIVE JUSTICE RESEARCH INSTITUTE, OR HOOKAULIKE, AT THE WILLIAM S. RICHARDSON SCHOOL OF LAW.
HCR80
DESIGNATING HAWAII'S CORAL REEFS AS CRITICAL NATURAL INFRASTRUCTURE AND STRONGLY SUPPORTING NATURE-BASED SOLUTIONS SUCH AS CORAL REEF RESTORATION FOR RISK REDUCTION.
HCR81
RECOGNIZING AUGUST 8, 2023, AS HAWAIIAN HONEYCREEPERS CELEBRATION DAY.
HCR86 HD1 SD1
REQUESTING THE LEGISLATIVE REFERENCE BUREAU TO REPORT ON SYSTEMS OF FIREARMS INSURANCE AND OTHER FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY REQUIREMENTS PERTAINING TO FIREARMS.
HCR103 HD1
URGING ALL BRANCHES OF THE UNITED STATES MILITARY OPERATING IN HAWAII TO IMPLEMENT CHANGES IN THEIR POLICIES TO REDUCE, TO THE EXTENT POSSIBLE, THE USE OF PRODUCTS CONTAINING PERFLUOROALKYL AND POLYFLUOROALKYL SUBSTANCES.
HCR112 HD1
REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO CONDUCT A SOCIAL AND FINANCIAL ASSESSMENT OF PROPOSED MANDATORY HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR VARIOUS SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CARE SERVICES.
HCR128
REQUESTING INCREASED INTERAGENCY COORDINATION AND COLLABORATION BETWEEN COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES, SOCIAL SERVICE PROVIDERS, AND OTHER STAKEHOLDERS TO ASSIST AND DIVERT MORE INDIVIDUALS FROM THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM.
HCR156
REQUESTING THE VARIOUS STATE DEPARTMENTS TO REEXAMINE THEIR WORK FROM HOME POLICIES TO ALLOW GREATER FLEXIBILITY TO WORK FROM HOME.
HCR160 HD1
URGING THE MAYORS AND COUNCILS OF THE CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU, COUNTY OF MAUI, COUNTY OF HAWAII, AND COUNTY OF KAUAI TO ESTABLISH BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS AS SPECIAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS.
HCR179
REAFFIRMING THE COMMITMENT TO INCREASE THE STATE'S AFFORDABLE HOUSING STOCK BY NOT ALLOCATING SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS AND DISCOURAGING THE USE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS.
HCR192
URGING THE HAWAI‘I CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION AND ADAPTATION COMMISSION TO DEVELOP A PROACTIVE AND COMPREHENSIVE COMMUNICATION STRATEGY TO EDUCATE HAWAII'S RESIDENTS ABOUT THE HEALTH IMPACTS OF THE CLIMATE CRISIS.
HCR193
URGING THE GOVERNOR AND STATE DEPARTMENTS TO INVESTIGATE OPPORTUNITIES PROVIDED BY THE DIRECT PAY PROVISION IN THE INFLATION REDUCTION ACT THAT ALLOWS FOR DIRECT PAYMENT OF CLEAN ENERGY INCENTIVES TO STATE GOVERNMENT ENTITIES FOR THE COST OF INSTALLING SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS IN STATE FACILITIES.
HCR199 HD1
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES TO STUDY PROVIDING CERTAIN HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR ALL CHILDREN AND PREGNANT PERSONS WHO WOULD OTHERWISE QUALIFY FOR COVERAGE IF NOT FOR THEIR IMMIGRATION STATUS.
HR33 HD1
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO CONVENE AN ORAL HEALTH TASK FORCE TO REVIEW INFORMATION ON THE STATUS OF ORAL HEALTH IN THE STATE AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS TO IMPROVE ORAL HEALTH INFRASTRUCTURE IN HAWAII.
HR35 HD1
REQUESTING THE EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF AGING TO CONDUCT A STUDY ON THE ADEQUACY OF ELDER CARE ON MOLOKAI AND LANAI, AND IN EAST MAUI.
HR42
URGING THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE OF THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO ISSUE ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR THE GUS SCHUMACHER NUTRITION INCENTIVE PROGRAM TO PROVIDE MATCHING FUNDS FOR THE EXPANSION OF THE STATE DOUBLE UP FOOD BUCKS PROGRAM TO ALL APPROVED SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM RETAIL OUTLETS THROUGHOUT THE STATE.
HR45
URGING THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION TO REEVALUATE AND ADOPT ADMINISTRATIVE RULES RELATING TO THE REMOVAL OF ABANDONED OR DOUBLE UTILITY POLES, LINES, AND EQUIPMENT.
HR57
URGING THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT MANOA JOHN A. BURNS SCHOOL OF MEDICINE TO PRIORITIZE EFFORTS TO STRENGTHEN HAWAII'S REPRODUCTIVE CARE WORKFORCE, PARTICULARLY FOR RURAL AND REMOTE AREAS OF THE STATE.
HR58 HD1
REQUESTING THE HAWAII BROADBAND AND DIGITAL EQUITY OFFICE TO INCREASE ACCESS TO WI-FI IN PUBLIC PARKS THROUGHOUT THE STATE.
HR76 HD1
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO CONTRACT WITH A QUALIFIED NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION TO ESTABLISH AQUATIC SAFETY EDUCATION PROGRAMS IN CERTAIN DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION SCHOOLS.
HR77
URGING THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII TO ESTABLISH A RESTORATIVE JUSTICE RESEARCH INSTITUTE, OR HOOKAULIKE, AT THE WILLIAM S. RICHARDSON SCHOOL OF LAW.
HR85
DESIGNATING HAWAII'S CORAL REEFS AS CRITICAL NATURAL INFRASTRUCTURE AND STRONGLY SUPPORTING NATURE-BASED SOLUTIONS SUCH AS CORAL REEF RESTORATION FOR RISK REDUCTION.
HR86
RECOGNIZING AUGUST 8, 2023, AS HAWAIIAN HONEYCREEPERS CELEBRATION DAY.
HR93 HD1
REQUESTING THE LEGISLATIVE REFERENCE BUREAU TO REPORT ON SYSTEMS OF FIREARMS INSURANCE AND OTHER FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY REQUIREMENTS PERTAINING TO FIREARMS.
HR109 HD1
URGING ALL BRANCHES OF THE UNITED STATES MILITARY OPERATING IN HAWAII TO IMPLEMENT CHANGES IN THEIR POLICIES TO REDUCE, TO THE EXTENT POSSIBLE, THE USE OF PRODUCTS CONTAINING PERFLUOROALKYL AND POLYFLUOROALKYL SUBSTANCES.
HR118 HD1
REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO CONDUCT A SOCIAL AND FINANCIAL ASSESSMENT OF PROPOSED MANDATORY HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR VARIOUS SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CARE SERVICES.
HR129
REQUESTING INCREASED INTERAGENCY COORDINATION AND COLLABORATION BETWEEN COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES, SOCIAL SERVICE PROVIDERS, AND OTHER STAKEHOLDERS TO ASSIST AND DIVERT MORE INDIVIDUALS FROM THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM.
HR157
REQUESTING THE VARIOUS STATE DEPARTMENTS TO REEXAMINE THEIR WORK FROM HOME POLICIES TO ALLOW GREATER FLEXIBILITY TO WORK FROM HOME.
HR161 HD1
URGING THE MAYORS AND COUNCILS OF THE CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU, COUNTY OF MAUI, COUNTY OF HAWAII, AND COUNTY OF KAUAI TO ESTABLISH BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS AS SPECIAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS.
HR165
URGING THE HAWAII HOUSING FINANCE AND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION TO ENCOURAGE THE DEVELOPMENT OF ACCESSORY DWELLING UNITS TO ABET HAWAII'S HOUSING CRISIS.
HR184
REAFFIRMING THE COMMITMENT TO INCREASE THE STATE'S AFFORDABLE HOUSING STOCK BY NOT ALLOCATING SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS AND DISCOURAGING THE USE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS.
HR197
URGING THE HAWAI‘I CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION AND ADAPTATION COMMISSION TO DEVELOP A PROACTIVE AND COMPREHENSIVE COMMUNICATION STRATEGY TO EDUCATE HAWAII'S RESIDENTS ABOUT THE HEALTH IMPACTS OF THE CLIMATE CRISIS.
HR198
URGING THE GOVERNOR AND STATE DEPARTMENTS TO INVESTIGATE OPPORTUNITIES PROVIDED BY THE DIRECT PAY PROVISION IN THE INFLATION REDUCTION ACT THAT ALLOWS FOR DIRECT PAYMENT OF CLEAN ENERGY INCENTIVES TO STATE GOVERNMENT ENTITIES FOR THE COST OF INSTALLING SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS IN STATE FACILITIES.
HR203 HD1
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES TO STUDY PROVIDING CERTAIN HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR ALL CHILDREN AND PREGNANT PERSONS WHO WOULD OTHERWISE QUALIFY FOR COVERAGE IF NOT FOR THEIR IMMIGRATION STATUS.