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House District 28
Sand Island, Iwilei, Chinatown
Room: 425
Phone: 808-586-6180
Fax: 808-586-6189
[email protected]
Representative Daniel Holt is dedicated to make the community where he was born and raised, as well as the entire state of Hawai'i, a better place to live for all its residents. He is privileged to represent District 29, which includes Kalihi, Pālama, Iwilei and Chinatown and currently serves as the Vice Chairman of the Tourism & International Affairs committee as well as a member of both the Finance committee and the Agriculture committee. In Representative Holt’s first term as a legislator, he has taken a strong stance against crime in his communities as well as advocating for increased funding for social services for our most vulnerable populations. He continues fighting for a safer community in his second term.

Daniel is a graduate of the Kapālama Campus of Kamehameha Schools and later furthered his education at the University of the Pacific where he earned a Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration.

The Holt 'Ohana has been deeply rooted in the Kalihi community for three generations, living in the same family home for well over 50 years. His father is former Hawai'i State Legislator Milton Holt who represented Kapālama, Kalihi, 'Alewa Heights, and Chinatown as both a Representative and Senator between 1978 to 1996. Representative Daniel Holt is a member of the Kalihi Pālama Hawaiian Civic Club and formerly served as the Chairman of the Kalihi - Pālama Neighborhood Board.

After returning home from college, Daniel worked at Horizon Lines (now PASHA) for a couple of years before beginning his journey at the legislature. Representative Holt held many positions in the legislature including bills researcher for the Senate Ways and Means Committee, legislative aide to late Senator Gilbert Kahele, committee clerk the Senate Special Committee on Accountability, legislative director in the Senate President's office and in 2014, he was appointed by the Hawai'i State Senate to serve as the Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms. These prior experiences give Daniel a unique perspective on the legislative process which allows him to more effectively & efficiently serve his constituents.

January 30, 2019

HOUSE COMMITTEE APPROVES BILL TO INCREASE OHA FUNDING

The House Committee on Water, Land & Hawaiian Affairs today passed out HB 402 which establishes $35 million as the Office of Hawaiian Affairs' pro rata share of the public land trust and transfers a lump sum of $139 million to OHA for underpayment of the public land trust funds.
The bill also requires the Department of Land and Natural Resources to provide an annual accounting of receipts from lands described in section 5(f) of the Admissions Act and establishes a committee to recommend the annual amount of the income and proceeds from the public land trust that OHA will receive annually. Representative Daniel Holt (Kalihi, Pālama, Iwilei, Chinatown), co-chair of the Hawaiian Caucus, issued the following statement: “This is a matter of fairness and our ability as a governing body to 'auamo kuleana (the responsibility we carry on our shoulders), this measure brings equity to decades long discussions and debates,” said Rep. Holt. The bill now moves to the Finance Committee. View news release here

Jun 5, 2018

End of the Session Legislative Review

The 29th Legislature is done. We have had a very productive session, moving our community forward - - $570 million for affordable rentals, $30 million for Ohana Zones, UH promise program, law enforcement standards, and over $64.3 million for capital improvement projects for District 29 - - a body of work that I am proud to stand behind.

View news release here

March 8, 2018

Representative Holt's Tax Bill Moves to Senate

View news release here

March 2, 2018

10th Annual 'Art at the Capitol' Event Set for April 6

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March 1, 2018

Representative Holt Seeks Increased Police Presence in Chinatown

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February 8, 2018

Kalihi Lawmaker Introduces Bills on Voter Registration, Rental Tax Credits, and Resolution on Police Presence in Chinatown.

View news release here

January 26, 2017

News Release - For immediate release : Honolulu, Hawaii - State Representative Daniel Holt (Kalihi, Palama, Iwilei, Chinatown) has introduced eleven bills for the 2017 Legislative Session, including measures on community-based policing and payday lending.

HAWAII HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
News Release - For immediate release
January 26, 2017


Contact: Daniel Holt 808-586-6180
[email protected]
Media Contact: Carolyn Tanaka 808-586-6133, 808-381-7752
[email protected]

FRESHMAN KALIHI LAWMAKER SEEKS EXPANDED COMMUNITY-BASED POLICING, FAIRER PAYDAY LOAN RATES,
Rep. Holt introduces his eleven bills for the 2017 Legislative Session

Honolulu, Hawaii - State Representative Daniel Holt (Kalihi, Palama, Iwilei, Chinatown) has introduced eleven bills for the 2017 Legislative Session, including measures on community-based policing and payday lending.
HB 653 which appropriates funds to maintain and expand the Weed and Seed program, a U.S. Department of Justice initiative that involves city, state and federal law enforcement agencies, social service agencies, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and residents to reclaim, restore, and rebuild communities by "weeding" out the criminal element, then "seeding" the community with the appropriate services.
"The Weed and Seed strategy first started in the Kalihi-Palama/Chinatown area in the early 90's and has proven to be very successful in the community," said Holt. "Throughout the years, it expanded to Wahiawa, Waipahu, 'Ewa Beach, and Wai'anae. Crime rates, drug abuse, and gang activity has gone down tremendously since then and I want to make sure that this program continues to get funding so we can continue to keep our communities safe and expand it to other areas that need it as well," Holt said.
Rep. Holt also introduced HB 380 reduces the maximum fee a check casher or payday lender may charge for deferring the deposit of a check from 15 percent to 7 percent of the face value of the check.
"Payday lending provides short-term, unsecured loans to the most vulnerable populations of our community and while it may seem to ease a hardship for the short-term, taking on these loans will create a further hardship on their financial situation. There is a disproportionate number of payday lending locations in my district and I am looking to protect our constituents from these excessively high fees," said Holt.
Holt also introduced bills regarding contractor licensing, workers' compensation, and government accountability. To see the complete list of Representative Holt's bills, go to https://goo.gl/vhxL8s.

 Measures Introduced in 2023
Measure and Title
HB84 HD1
RELATING TO COUNTIES.
HB85 HD1
RELATING TO SINGLE-USE PLASTICS.
HB86
RELATING TO SAFETY AT HOME.
HB87 HD1
RELATING TO PLASTIC BOTTLES.
HB211 HD1
RELATING TO TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS.
HB212
RELATING TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
HB213
RELATING TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
HB214
RELATING TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
HB259 HD1
RELATING TO CONSUMER PROTECTION.
HB264 SD1
RELATING TO CRIMES AGAINST SPORTS OFFICIALS.
HB265
RELATING TO CRIMES.
HB266
RELATING TO THE LABELING OF PRODUCTS.
HB267
RELATING TO THE JUDICIARY'S ‘OLELO HAWAI‘I INITIATIVES.
HB268 HD1
RELATING TO DISPOSABLE WIPES.
HB269 HD1
RELATING TO THE HAWAII THEATRE CENTER.
HB270
RELATING TO HOUSING.
HB275 HD1
RELATING TO TARO.
HB284 HD2
RELATING TO TARO.
HB286
RELATING TO THE CONVEYANCE TAX.
HB302 HD1
RELATING TO WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT.
HB303
RELATING TO BEACHES.
HB305 HD1
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
HB307 HD1
RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL PARK LEASES.
HB308 HD1 SD1
RELATING TO SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEMS.
HB309 HD1
RELATING TO IRRIGATION.
HB310 HD1
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE EDUCATION.
HB311 HD1
RELATING TO KALO FARMING.
HB312 HD1
RELATING TO PESTICIDES.
HB314 HD1 SD2
RELATING TO FOOD BANKS.
HB332 HD1
RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.
HB337 HD1
RELATING TO CAPITAL GAINS.
HB387
RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
HB388 HD1 SD1
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
HB390 HD1
RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII PROMISE PROGRAM.
HB391 HD1
RELATING TO CHILD CARE.
HB393
RELATING TO THE JUDICIARY.
HB394
RELATING TO THE FESTIVAL OF PACIFIC ARTS.
HB395 HD1
RELATING TO THE HAWAII TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.
HB396 HD1
RELATING TO THE HAWAII TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.
HB397 HD1
RELATING TO THE HAWAII TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.
HB398 HD1
RELATING TO TAXATION.
HB399
RELATING TO TAX CREDITS.
HB400 HD2
RELATING TO TAXATION.
HB430
RELATING TO FIREARMS.
HB438 HD1
RELATING TO YOUTH PROGRAMS.
HB439 HD1
RELATING TO IMMIGRANT SERVICES.
HB463 SD1
RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
HB492
RELATING TO TAXATION.
HB493 HD2
RELATING TO TAXATION.
HB494 HD1 SD1
RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES.
HB497 HD1
RELATING TO HOUSING.
HB501
RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
HB504 HD1
RELATING TO CHILD CARE.
HB538 HD1
RELATING TO RESIDENTIAL REAL PROPERTY.
HB540 HD1
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
HB542 HD2
RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.
HB567 HD2 SD1
RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS.
HB568
RELATING TO INTERIM ADMINISTRATIVE RULES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS.
HB569
RELATING TO HISTORIC PRESERVATION REVIEWS.
HB570
RELATING TO NATIVE HAWAIIAN HEALTH.
HB571 HD1
RELATING TO THE KAHO‘OLAWE ISLAND RESERVE COMMISSION.
HB573 SD1
RELATING TO FENTANYL TEST STRIPS.
HB574
RELATING TO MOPEDS.
HB587 HD1
RELATING TO WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT.
HB592 HD1
RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL AND AGRICULTURAL PROTECTION.
HB593 HD1
RELATING TO POLICE REPORTS.
HB594 HD1
RELATING TO LEAF BLOWERS.
HB595 HD1
RELATED TO RECYCLING.
HB596
RELATING TO INTOXICATING LIQUOR.
HB597
RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB605 HD1
RELATING TO INFRASTRUCTURE.
HB606 HD1
RELATING TO MEAT PROCESSING.
HB609 HD2 SD1
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
HB610 HD2
RELATING TO TAXATION.
HB611 HD2
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
HB612 HD2 SD1
RELATING TO TAXATION.
HB614
RELATING TO HOUSING.
HB615 HD1
RELATING TO RESTRICTIONS ON AGRICULTURAL USES AND ACTIVITIES.
HB616
RELATING TO THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING REVOLVING FUND.
HB617 HD1 SD1
RELATING TO ORAL HEALTH.
HB619 HD2
RELATING TO TAXATION.
HB620
RELATING TO SCHOOL MEALS.
HB648 HD1
RELATING TO KUPUNA HOUSING.
HB649
RELATING TO THE HAWAII STATE HEALTH INSURANCE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.
HB650 HD2 SD1
RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB651
RELATING TO CARE FACILITY INSPECTIONS.
HB652 HD2 SD1
RELATING TO CAREGIVERS.
HB653 HD1
RELATING TO HIGHWAYS.
HB690 HD1 SD1
RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
HB695 HD2
RELATING TO FENCES.
HB696
RELATING TO MEDICAL CANNABIS DISPENSARIES.
HB697
RELATING TO FEDERAL LANDS.
HB698
RELATING TO THE TRANSFER OF NON-AGRICULTURAL PARK LANDS.
HB753 HD1
RELATING TO AN INCOME TAX CREDIT.
HB782 HD1
RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.
HB819 HD2
RELATING TO LIMU KALA.
HB820 HD1
RELATING TO THE TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX.
HB821
RELATING TO THE SALE OF ANIMALS.
HB847 HD1
RELATING TO SEARCH AND RESCUE.
HB849
RELATING TO ANIMALS.
HB851
RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY INSPECTIONS.
HB852 HD1
RELATING TO STATE ENTERPRISE ZONES.
HB853
RELATING TO BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENTS.
HB871 HD1
RELATING TO SERVICE ANIMALS.
HB872 HD1 SD1
RELATING TO THE HAWAII HEALTHY AGING PARTNERSHIP.
HB881
RELATING TO COMMERCIAL ACTIVITIES ON BEACHES.
HB885 HD1
RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB905 HD1
RELATING TO SUSTAINABLE GROUNDWATER YIELDS.
HB913 HD2
RELATING TO THE NATURAL ENERGY LABORATORY OF HAWAII AUTHORITY.
HB914 HD1 SD1
RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB918
RELATING TO GAMING.
HB932 HD1
RELATING TO THE MOTION PICTURE, DIGITAL MEDIA, AND FILM PRODUCTION INCOME TAX CREDIT.
HB935
RELATING TO HEARING AIDS.
HB936 HD1
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
HB948 HD2 SD1
RELATING TO CHILD AND ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH.
HB949 HD2
RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.
HB950 HD1 SD1
RELATING TO ASSISTED COMMUNITY TREATMENT ORDERS.
HB951 HD1 SD1
RELATING TO HOUSING.
HB952 HD1
RELATING TO NATURAL RESOURCES.
HB953 HD1
RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES.
HB954 HD2
RELATING TO TAXATION.
HB960 HD1 SD1
RELATING TO THE SCHOOL FACILITIES AUTHORITY.
HB961 HD1 SD1
RELATING TO EARLY LEARNING.
HB962
RELATING TO HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE PROGRAMS.
HB1128 HD2
RELATING TO SUPPORT FOR TRADITIONAL NATIVE SPEAKERS OF HAWAIIAN.
HB1183 HD1 SD1
RELATING TO STATE PARKS.
HB1184 HD1 SD1
RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.
HB1185 HD1
RELATING TO TRANSIT-ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT.
HB1186 HD1
RELATING TO LIABILITY.
HB1187 HD1
RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
HB1193 HD1 SD1
RELATING TO THE TAX CREDIT FOR RESEARCH ACTIVITIES.
HB1194 HD2
RELATING TO AN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT PLANNING ORGANIZATION.
HB1201 HD1 SD1
RELATING TO NOISE POLLUTION.
HB1203 HD2
RELATING TO TAXATION.
HB1204 HD1 SD1
RELATING TO PUBLIC EDUCATION.
HB1236 HD2
RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.
HB1238 HD1
RELATING TO TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS HOSTING PLATFORMS.
HB1239 HD1
RELATING TO TOURISM.
HB1248 HD1
RELATING TO SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM INCENTIVES.
HB1251
RELATING TO THE SEEKING OF ASSISTANCE.
HB1259 HD1
RELATING TO DIRECT SHIPPING OF LIQUOR.
HB1261 HD2
RELATING TO SPECIAL PURPOSE DIGITAL CURRENCY LICENSURE.
HB1263 HD2 SD1
RELATING TO THE HAWAII ABLE SAVINGS PROGRAM.
HB1265
RELATING TO PSYCHOLOGY.
HB1266 HD2
RELATING TO FOOD DONATIONS.
HB1267 HD1
RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES.
HB1268 HD1
RELATING TO AQUACULTURE.
HB1269
RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL DISTRICTS.
HB1300 HD2 SD1
RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH.
HB1301 HD1 SD1
RELATING TO CANCER.
HB1328 HD1
RELATING TO CHARTER SCHOOLS.
HB1330 HD1 SD1
RELATING TO SCHOOL BUS SERVICES.
HB1351
RELATING TO THE CONVEYANCE TAX.
HB1354
RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT EARNINGS.
HB1370 HD1
RELATING TO THE STATE ARCHIVES.
HB1371 HD1
RELATING TO THE SAND ISLAND STATE RECREATION AREA.
HB1372
RELATING TO THE TIP CREDIT.
HB1373 HD2
RELATING TO WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT.
HB1374 HD1
RELATING TO THE COUNTIES.
HB1384 HD1 SD1
RELATING TO MANUFACTURING.
HB1385 HD2 SD1
RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDS.
HB1388
RELATING TO THE TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX.
HB1394 HD1
RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES.
HB1395 HD1 SD2
RELATING TO HOUSING.
HB1396 HD2 SD1
RELATING TO CESSPOOLS.
HB1405 HD1
RELATING TO NATURAL RESOURCES.
HB1408 HD3
RELATING TO DIGITAL EQUITY.
HB1409 HD2 SD1
RELATING TO EMPLOYEE BENEFITS.
HB1410 HD1
RELATING TO DEPOSIT BEVERAGE CONTAINERS.
HB1411
RELATING TO PUBLIC NOTICES.
HB1424 HD1
RELATING TO HEMP.
HB1425
RELATING TO CANNABIS.
HB1427
RELATING TO REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CARE.
HCR11
URGING THE COUNTIES TO DEVOTE SUFFICIENT FUNDING TO THEIR RESPECTIVE COUNTY ETHICS BOARDS OR COMMISSIONS.
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.
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.
HR8
URGING THE COUNTIES TO DEVOTE SUFFICIENT FUNDING TO THEIR RESPECTIVE COUNTY ETHICS BOARDS OR COMMISSIONS.
HR9
ESTABLISHING THE HOUSE SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON RED HILL TO ADDRESS ISSUES RELATED TO THE RED HILL BULK FUEL STORAGE FACILITY, WATER CONTAMINATION AND REMEDIATION, AND ALL RELATED IMPACTS.
HR10
ESTABLISHING A LEGISLATIVE WORKING GROUP TO OVERSEE THE DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS' EXECUTION OF FUNDS APPROPRIATED PURSUANT TO ACT 279, SESSION LAWS OF HAWAII 2022, TO ADDRESS THE BENEFICIARY WAITING LIST.
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.
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.
HR221
COMMENDING THE HEROES AND PROTECTORS OF O‘AHU'S DRINKING WATER.