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45
Schofield, Mokuleia, Waialua, Kunia, Waipio Acres, Mililani
Representative Lauren Cheape Matsumoto traces her roots in Hawai‘i back to 1859. She is the 6th generation to be born and raised in the islands and is a member of the prestigious Daughters of Hawai‘i. Her great-grandfather founded Peterson’s Upland Farm in 1910, and the farm continues the over 100-year-long family-run business of supplying fresh eggs to our communities.

Lauren is a product of the Hawai‘i public school system, having attended Mililani Waena Elementary School, Mililani Middle School, and Mililani High School. After graduating from Mililani High, Lauren spent time volunteering at an orphanage in Malawi, Africa. When she returned, Lauren attended the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, where she earned a BA in Film Production from the Academy of Creative Media and minored in both Business and Japanese. Lauren was a four-year Division I scholar-athlete, playing Wahine (Women's) Water Polo. She also served on the Student Athletic Advisory Committee. Continuing her education, in 2015 she earned an MBA from Hawaii Pacific University, where she was a Valedictorian and was selected as the commencement speaker. Lauren is continuing her studies, currently pursuing a doctorate in Organizational Development.

After graduating from the University of Hawai‘i, Lauren went on to win the title of Miss Hawai‘i 2011. She represented our state at the Miss America pageant in Las Vegas, where she was a Quality of Life Finalist (recognizing community service efforts) and was awarded for raising the most money nationally for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. She also won the talent portion of the pageant by performing a jump rope routine to the theme of Hawai‘i 5-0. To this day, Lauren continues to perform her jump rope routine while speaking to children across the state and encouraging them to lead a healthy lifestyle and volunteer in their community.

Representative Matsumoto's political career followed soon after Miss Hawaii. She began serving in the House of Representatives in 2012 at the age of 25. She is an active member of the Council of State Government (CSG) and was selected to attend their Western Legislative Academy program in 2014. She was then named a Toll Fellow in 2015, participating in CSG’s selective leadership development program for state officials. In 2015 she was also chosen to be a part of Governing Institute inaugural class of women in government. In addition, she was elected as the Western Regional Board director on the Women In Government National Board, having previously served as the Hawaii State Director. Lauren also serves as a founding member of the Echelon Board of the Salvation Army - Hawaiian and Pacific Islands.

Outside of the legislature Lauren enjoys spending time with her family and lifelong hobbies. She shares her love for dance as a professional hula dancer in Waikiki. Lauren is an active member of her church, One Love, where she met her husband Scott Matsumoto, a firefighter with the Honolulu Fire Department. In August of 2017 they were blessed with the birth of their first child, Noah Matsumoto. The couple reside in Mililani, in the heart of District 45.

 Measures Introduced in 2019
Measure and Title
HB343 HD1
RELATING TO A SMALL CRAFT BEER PRODUCER TAX CREDIT.
HB379 HD1
RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB380
RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB382
RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.
HB383 HD1
RELATING TO CHILD WELFARE SERVICES.
HB386
RELATING TO SEXUAL VIOLENCE PREVENTION EDUCATION.
HB436
RELATING TO CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE RESILIENCY.
HB465 HD1 SD2
RELATING TO AGING.
HB466 HD1 SD1
MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE AGING AND DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER.
HB467 HD1 SD2
RELATING TO THE KUPUNA CAREGIVERS PROGRAM.
HB468 HD1 SD2
RELATING TO THE HEALTHY AGING PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM.
HB469 HD1 SD1
RELATING TO HEARING AIDS.
HB471 HD1 SD1 CD1
RELATING TO AGING.
HB472
RELATING TO ACTIVE AGING.
HB473
RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.
HB474
RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB481 HD2 SD1
RELATING TO INSURANCE.
HB482
RELATING TO SEXUAL VIOLENCE.
HB484 HD2
RELATING TO CLINICAL VICTIM SUPPORT SERVICES.
HB485
RELATING TO HUMAN TRAFFICKING.
HB486 HD1 SD1
RELATING TO PROSTITUTION.
HB488 HD2 SD1
RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES.
HB489
RELATING TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.
HB490 HD1
RELATING TO THE LICENSURE OF MIDWIVES.
HB605
RELATING TO DOWN PAYMENTS.
HB606
RELATING TO RENT TO BUILD EQUITY.
HB607
RELATING TO CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION.
HB608
RELATING TO DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION FUNDING.
HB609
RELATING TO RESIDENCY PROGRAMS FOR HAWAII MEDICAL SCHOOL GRADUATES.
HB610
RELATING TO GENERAL EXCISE TAX EXEMPTIONS.
HB657
RELATING TO BULLYING.
HB725 HD1
RELATING TO STANDARDIZED TESTING.
HB733
RELATING TO THE CHIEF DATA OFFICER.
HB734
RELATING TO CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES.
HB735
RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB736
RELATING TO ADULT CARE HOMES.
HB737
RELATING TO AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER.
HB835
RELATING TO VEHICLES.
HB836
RELATING TO NOISE.
HB840
RELATING TO THE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.
HB890
RELATING TO THE PM ZIPPER LANE.
HB1063
RELATING TO CIVIC EDUCATION.
HB1105
RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.
HB1145
RELATING TO GRANT IN AID.
HB1146 HD1 SD1
RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.
HB1147 HD1
RELATING TO INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE.
HB1148
RELATING TO HEALTH CARE COVERAGE.
HB1149
RELATING TO ON-SITE CHILDHOOD FACILITIES.
HB1156 HD1
RELATING TO BROADBAND SERVICE INFRASTRUCTURE.
HB1157 HD1 SD2 CD1
RELATING TO POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION STUDENT IMMUNIZATIONS.
HB1177 HD1
RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.
HB1181
RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES.
HB1183
RELATING TO AUTONOMOUS MOTOR VEHICLES.
HB1184
RELATING TO BORN ALIVE INFANTS.
HB1185
RELATING TO ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TASK FORCE.
HB1192 HD2 SD2
RELATING TO EQUAL PAY.
HB1196 HD1
RELATING TO CIVIL SERVICE.
HB1200
RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT.
HB1275 HD1
RELATING TO EDUCATION.
HB1277 HD1
RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII PROMISE PROGRAM.
HB1343 HD1 SD2
RELATING TO FAMILY LEAVE.
HB1435 HD2
RELATING TO GENDER EQUITY.
HB1465 HD2
RELATING TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
HB1529
RELATING TO STUDENT JOURNALISTS.
HB1536 HD1
RELATING TO EQUAL PAY.
HB1551 HD1
RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.
HB1552 HD2 SD2 CD1
RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.
HB1590
RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE FORTY-FIFTH REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT.
HB1591
RELATING TO TAXES.
HB1592
RELATING TO GENERAL EXCISE TAX EXEMPTIONS.
HB1593 HD1 SD1
RELATING TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY.
HB1594
RELATING TO LICENSED CRISIS RESIDENTIAL SHELTERS.
HCR5
REQUESTING MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO AMEND FEDERAL LAW TO ENSURE THAT VICTIMS OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND SEXUAL ASSAULT WHO MIGHT OTHERWISE BE FORCED INTO ARBITRATION AND SILENCE INSTEAD HAVE ACCESS TO THE COURTS.
HCR16 HD1
DESIGNATING MARCH AS BLEEDING DISORDERS AWARENESS MONTH.
HCR36
URGING THE GOVERNOR'S COORDINATOR ON HOMELESSNESS AND THE CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU TO COME TOGETHER AND PRIORITIZE THEIR HOMELESSNESS EFFORTS IN THE AREA SURROUNDING THE HAWAI‘I CHILDREN'S DISCOVERY CENTER BY CONVENING A TASK FORCE.
HCR56 HD1 SD1
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO ESTABLISH TRAINING PROGRAMS TO EMPOWER PARENTS, TEACHERS, STUDENTS, AND ADMINISTRATORS ON HOW TO PREVENT, IDENTIFY, REPORT, AND MITIGATE ALL FORMS OF CHILD ABUSE THAT MAY TAKE PLACE.
HCR57
DESIGNATING THE FIRST WEEK OF MAY AS TARDIVE DYSKINESIA AWARENESS WEEK.
HCR58
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO DEVELOP A MOBILE APPLICATION FOR REPORTING CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT.
HCR93
REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO ASSESS THE SOCIAL AND FINANCIAL EFFECTS OF REQUIRING HEALTH INSURERS TO PROVIDE COVERAGE FOR CLINICAL VICTIM SUPPORT SERVICES FOR VICTIMS OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE AND ABUSE.
HCR124 HD1
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO ESTABLISH THE HAUULA BEACH PARK MARINE LIFE CONSERVATION DISTRICT.
HCR174
URGING THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES TO CALL A CONVENTION FOR PROPOSING AMENDMENTS PURSUANT TO ARTICLE V OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION LIMITED TO PROPOSING AMENDMENTS THAT IMPOSE FISCAL RESTRAINTS ON THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, LIMIT THE POWER AND JURISDICTION OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, AND LIMIT THE TERMS OF OFFICE FOR ITS OFFICIALS AND FOR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS.
HCR178
URGING THE REAL ESTATE COMMISSION TO DEVELOP TRAINING FOR CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION BOARD MEMBERS.
HCR191
REQUESTING THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION TO MONITOR COMPLIANCE WITH THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION MANDATES FOR THE DEPLOYMENT OF BACKUP POWER GENERATORS FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS PROVIDERS AND COLLECT AND PUBLISH DATA ON CELLULAR TOWER BACKUP CAPACITY.
HCR196
REQUESTING THE BOARD OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO PRIORITIZE STREAM RESTORATION AND PROTECTION WHEN DISCUSSING AND MAKING WATER AND LAND USE DECISIONS AFFECTING THE ENVIRONMENT AND DRINKING WATER.
HR6
REQUESTING MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO AMEND FEDERAL LAW TO ENSURE THAT VICTIMS OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND SEXUAL ASSAULT WHO MIGHT OTHERWISE BE FORCED INTO ARBITRATION AND SILENCE INSTEAD HAVE ACCESS TO THE COURTS.
HR17 HD1
DESIGNATING MARCH AS BLEEDING DISORDERS AWARENESS MONTH.
HR57 HD1
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO ESTABLISH TRAINING PROGRAMS FOR THE PREVENTION, IDENTIFYING AND REPORTING CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT.
HR58
DESIGNATING THE FIRST WEEK OF MAY AS TARDIVE DYSKINESIA AWARENESS WEEK.
HR59
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO DEVELOP A MOBILE APPLICATION FOR REPORTING CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT.
HR88
REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO ASSESS THE SOCIAL AND FINANCIAL EFFECTS OF REQUIRING HEALTH INSURERS TO PROVIDE COVERAGE FOR CLINICAL VICTIM SUPPORT SERVICES FOR VICTIMS OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE AND ABUSE.
HR114 HD1
REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO ESTABLISH THE HAUULA BEACH PARK MARINE LIFE CONSERVATION DISTRICT.
HR160
URGING THE REAL ESTATE COMMISSION TO DEVELOP TRAINING FOR CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION BOARD MEMBERS.
HR172
REQUESTING THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION TO MONITOR COMPLIANCE WITH THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION MANDATES FOR THE DEPLOYMENT OF BACKUP POWER GENERATORS FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS PROVIDERS AND COLLECT AND PUBLISH DATA ON CELLULAR TOWER BACKUP CAPACITY.
HR177
REQUESTING THE BOARD OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO PRIORITIZE STREAM RESTORATION AND PROTECTION WHEN DISCUSSING AND MAKING WATER AND LAND USE DECISIONS AFFECTING THE ENVIRONMENT AND DRINKING WATER.
HR219
HONORING AND COMMENDING THE NORTH SHORE COMMUNITY LAND TRUST FOR THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS TO LAND CONSERVATION.