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House District 41
Hawaii State Capitol
Room: 328
phone: 808-586-6080
fax: 808-586-6081
replopresti@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Member of the following committees:

EDUCATION
• Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Hawaii at Manoa
• M.A., Philosophy, University of Toledo
• B.A., History, University of Toledo
• B.A., Philosophy, University of Toledo

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS & FELLOWSHIPS
• 2014-Present Associate Professor of Philosophy and Humanities, Hawaii Pacific University
• 2010-2014 Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Humanities, HPU
• 2008-2010 Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Humanities, HPU
• 2007-2008 Visiting Instructor of Humanities, HPU
• 2004-2005 Pre-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Philosophy, West Virginia University
• 2003 Lecturer of Buddhist Philosophy, Antioch College, Buddhist Studies in India Program (Bodh Gaya, India & London, England)
• 2003 Language Fellow, Advanced Sanskrit Language Program, American Institute of Indian Studies: Deccan College (Pune, India)
• 2003 Infinity Foundation Graduate Fellowship for studies in Indian Philosophy, Infinity Foundation, Inc.

COMMUNITY SERVICE
• Member, Oahu Metropolitan Planning Organization (2014-2016)
• Vice-Chair, Executive Committee of the Sierra Club's Oahu Group, (2011-2015)
• Treasurer, Ewa Neighborhood Board (2011-2013)
• Volunteer, Ewa Beach Weed and Seed, Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii & Honolulu Police Department, Hale Pono Ewa Beach & City and County of Honolulu. 2011.
• President and Board Member, Townhomes at Ka Makana at Hoakalei (2010-Present)

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
• The Council of State Governments - West
• Member, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Committee
• National Conference of State Legislatures
• Member, Transportation and Economic Development Committee
• American Philosophical Association
• Center for Process Studies
• Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy
Measures Introduced
 Title
HB56 RELATING TO TAXATION.
HB59 RELATING TO INCOME TAX.
HB60 RELATING TO INCOME TAX CREDITS.
HB370 RELATING TO HAWAII PROPERTY INSURANCE ASSOCIATION.
HB371 RELATING TO FORECLOSURES.
HB376 HD2 RELATING TO THE CHIEF ELECTION OFFICER.
HB378 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
HB380 RELATING TO THE HAWAII PROPERTY INSURANCE ASSOCIATION.
HB392 RELATING TO ELECTRIC VEHICLES.
HB436 HD1 SD2 CD1 RELATING TO EMERGENCY VEHICLES.
HB437 HD1 MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE NATURAL RESOURCE GOALS OF THE ALOHA+ CHALLENGE.
HB440 HD1 SD1 RELATING TO LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES.
HB482 HD2 SD1 CD1 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
HB483 HD1 SD1 RELATING TO OCEAN RESOURCES.
HB484 HD2 RELATING TO ENERGY.
HB485 HD1 RELATING TO SMALL BOAT HARBORS.
HB486 RELATING TO SMALL BOAT HARBORS.
HB487 RELATING TO A STATE-FUNDED COLLEGE GRANT PROGRAM.
HB488 RELATING TO A LOAN FORGIVENESS PROGRAM.
HB489 RELATING TO VOTER REGISTRATION.
HB490 RELATING TO CAREGIVING.
HB494 MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION TO THE HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION.
HB544 SD1 RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII CANCER CENTER.
HB545 HD1 SD1 RELATING TO FUNDS.
HB546 HD1 RELATING TO EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS.
HB552 RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
HB560 RELATING TO UMBILICAL CORD BLOOD PRE-REGISTRATION FORMS.
HB561 HD1 SD1 RELATING TO SOCIAL MEDIA.
HB562 HD2 SD1 RELATING TO CROSSWALKS.
HB563 RELATING TO THE LEGISLATURE.
HB564 RELATING TO VIETNAM WAR COMMEMORATION.
HB565 RELATING TO THE TRAFFIC CODE.
HB566 RELATING TO THE CHIEF ELECTION OFFICER.
HB567 RELATING TO LOBBYISTS.
HB592 RELATING TO EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT.
HB593 RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDS.
HB594 RELATING TO MOTORCYCLES.
HB599 RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB602 RELATING TO UNFUNDED LIABILITIES.
HB604 RELATING TO SAKADA DAY.
HB619 HD3 RELATING TO THE MERGER, ACQUISITION, AND CONSOLIDATION OF ELECTRIC UTILITIES.
HB620 HD2 SD1 RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.
HB621 HD1 SD1 RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.
HB626 RELATING TO THE POSSESSION OF FIREARMS WHILE CONSUMING OR UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF AN INTOXICANT.
HB627 HD1 RELATING TO A FARM TO SCHOOL PROGRAM.
HB628 RELATING TO CAMPAIGN FINANCE.
HB629 RELATING TO THE PAPAHANAUMOKUAKEA MARINE NATIONAL MONUMENT.
HB630 HD1 RELATING TO CAMPAIGN FINANCE.
HB661 RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.
HB665 HD1 RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.
HB683 HD1 SD1 RELATING TO THE HAWAII CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION.
HB698 HD1 RELATING TO SCHOOL HEALTH.
HB707 SD1 CD1 RELATING TO NON-GENERAL FUNDS.
HB741 RELATING TO TOWING.
HB744 RELATING TO CHECK CASHING.
HB754 RELATING TO DISPOSABLE FOOD CONTAINERS.
HB810 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
HB811 HD1 RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
HB812 RELATING TO LIGHTING.
HB813 HD3 RELATING TO THE CODE OF ETHICS.
HB819 HD2 SD2 RELATING TO BULLYING.
HB821 HD1 SD1 RELATING TO EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION.
HB830 HD1 SD1 CD1 RELATING TO RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY.
HB843 HD1 RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
HB844 RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF LANGUAGE ACCESS.
HB845 RELATING TO STATE CERTIFICATION OF HEALTH CARE INTERPRETERS.
HB846 RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF LANGUAGE ACCESS.
HB885 RELATING TO WILDLIFE.
HB1000 HD1 RELATING TO FRANCHISES.
HB1005 HD1 SD1 MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE VETERANS TREATMENT COURT.
HB1008 HD1 RELATING TO BLIND PEDESTRIAN SAFETY.
HB1011 HD1 RELATING TO THE TRAFFIC CODE.
HB1019 RELATING TO ELECTION CANDIDATES.
HB1047 RELATING TO MANDATORY SICK LEAVE.
HB1048 RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
HB1049 RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT.
HB1055 RELATED TO ELECTIONS.
HB1065 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
HB1066 RELATING TO JUNIOR KINDERGARTEN.
HB1086 SD1 RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT.
HB1088 RELATING TO ENERGY.
HB1089 HD2 RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
HB1091 HD1 RELATING TO TAXATION.
HB1092 HD1 RELATING TO TAXATION.
HB1107 HD1 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
HB1132 RELATING TO THE MINIMUM WAGE.
HB1140 HD1 SD2 CD1 RELATING TO CESSPOOLS.
HB1153 SD2 CD1 RELATING TO VETERANS.
HB1154 HD1 RELATING TO FUNDING FOR PARKING FOR DISABLED PERSONS.
HB1199 RELATING TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.
HB1208 HD1 MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE SENIOR FARMERS' MARKET NUTRITION PROGRAM.
HB1211 RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
HB1260 RELATING TO PUBLIC ACCESS.
HB1261 RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE FORTY-FIRST REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT.
HB1262 RELATING TO METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATIONS.
HB1263 PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII RELATING TO THE RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT FOR MEMBERS OF THE LEGISLATURE.
HB1264 RELATING TO GREEN BUILDING CERTIFICATION.
HB1341 RELATING TO EMERGENCY SHELTERS.
HB1375 MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR A WAR MEMORIAL.
HB1376 RELATING TO AERONAUTICS.
HB1377 HD1 SD1 RELATING TO CHILD HEALTH.
HB1378 RELATING TO HOUSING.
HB1382 RELATING TO FOSTER CARE.
HB1401 RELATING TO PRESCHOOL.
HB1481 RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
HCR3 STRONGLY OPPOSING THE UNITED STATES ARMY'S PROPOSED FORCE REDUCTION OF SCHOFIELD BARRACKS AND FORT SHAFTER BASES.
HCR41 URGING APPROPRIATE STATE AND COUNTY AGENCIES TO COLLABORATE TO ISSUE MULTI-DESIGNATION SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES TO PERSONS WHO QUALIFY FOR MORE THAN ONE SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE.
HCR48 HD1 REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO CONDUCT AN ANALYSIS OF THE NEED FOR THE LICENSING AND REGULATION OF TRANSIENT VACATION RENTALS.
HCR53 HD1 REQUESTING THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO CONVENE A CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION TO PROPOSE A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO OVERTURN THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT'S DECISION IN CITIZENS UNITED V. FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION.
HCR71 URGING CONGRESS AND THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES TO SUPPORT THE PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION TO EXPEDITE FAMILY REUNIFICATION FOR CERTAIN FILIPINO VETERANS OF WORLD WAR II.
HCR72 APPROVING AND AUTHORIZING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A STATE-PROVINCE AFFILIATION BETWEEN THE STATE OF HAWAII OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE PROVINCE OF BOHOL OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES.
HCR90 HD1 URGING THE GOVERNOR, BOARD OF EDUCATION, THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, AND THE HAWAII STATE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION TO ESTABLISH A MINIMUM MEDIAN SALARY, ADJUSTED FOR THE COST OF LIVING, THAT IS NOT THE LOWEST IN THE NATION AMONG METROPOLITAN AREAS, IN THE NEXT COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT.
HCR91 URGING THE HAWAII STATE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION AND THE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO IMPLEMENT COMPENSATION FOR ANCILLARY ACTIVITIES FOR TEACHERS IN THE NEXT COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT.
HCR92 HD1 URGING THE GOVERNOR, THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, THE HAWAII STATE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION AND THE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO IMPLEMENT COMPENSATION FOR ANCILLARY ACTIVITIES AND OVERTIME FOR TEACHERS IN THE NEXT COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT.
HCR93 URGING THE STATE AND COUNTY TO REQUIRE THAT THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF PUBLIC BUILDINGS, FACILITIES, AND SITES MEET OR EXCEED THE LEADERSHIP IN ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN SILVER OR TWO GREEN GLOBES RATING SYSTEM.
HCR94 URGING ALL STATE AGENCIES TO RETROFIT STREET LIGHTS AND OTHER OUTDOOR LAMP LIGHTING FIXTURES WITH ENERGY EFFICIENT LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE BULBS, WHERE APPROPRIATE.
HCR98 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO CONVENE A WORKING GROUP TO INVESTIGATE AND ASSESS SAFETY CONCERNS AND POTENTIAL IMPROVEMENTS FOR QUEEN KAAHUMANU HIGHWAY FROM MAKALA BOULEVARD TO HENRY STREET ON THE ISLAND OF HAWAII.
HCR108 SD1 REQUESTING THE CONVENING OF A CLIMATE CHANGE AND HEALTH WORKING GROUP TO ASSESS THE SCOPE AND RISKS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON THE HEALTH OF HAWAII'S RESIDENTS AND TO DEVELOP A STRATEGIC PLAN TO ADDRESS CLIMATE CHANGE RISKS TO HEALTH STATEWIDE.
HCR109 ENCOURAGING FOOD SERVICE FACILITIES IN THE STATE THAT OFFER A CHILDREN'S MENU OF MEAL OPTIONS, OR A MEAL THAT IS REPRESENTED AS A CHILDREN'S MEAL, TO SERVE CHILDREN'S MEALS WITH HIGHER NUTRITIONAL QUALITY AND INCLUDE ONLY BOTTLED WATER OR LOW-FAT MILK AS THE DEFAULT BEVERAGE IN THE MEAL OR MENU OPTION.
HCR118 REQUESTING THE HAWAII SISTER-STATE COMMITTEE TO EVALUATE AND DEVELOP RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE INITIATION OF A SISTER-STATE RELATIONSHIP WITH THE STATE OF GOA IN THE COUNTRY OF INDIA AND FORWARD ITS RECOMMENDATION TO THE LEGISLATURE, PURSUANT TO SECTION 229-3, HAWAII REVISED STATUTES, FOR FURTHER ACTION.
HCR119 SD1 REQUESTING A REPORT OF RECOMMENDATIONS TO STOP THE DECLINE AND REPLENISH THE SUPPLY OF LIMU AND REEF FISH IN CERTAIN AREAS OF THE EWA COAST OF OAHU.
HCR145 SD1 REQUESTING THE CONVENING OF A FAMILY CAREGIVERS WORKING GROUP TO EXAMINE AND ASSESS LEGISLATION RELATING TO THE ROLE OF CAREGIVERS OF PATIENTS DISCHARGED FROM HOSPITALS.
HCR146 HD2 SD1 REQUESTING THE CONVENING OF A WORKING GROUP TO EXAMINE SMARTER SENTENCING TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY AND RELIABILITY OF STATE CRIMINAL SENTENCING PRACTICES.
HCR166 REQUESTING THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII TO EXPAND ITS SENIOR CITIZEN VISITOR PROGRAM TO ALL ITS UNIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE CAMPUSES.
HCR170 REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO CONVENE A WORKING GROUP TO EXAMINE THE STATUS AND PROGRESS OF THE HONOLULU RAIL TRANSIT PROJECT.
HCR171 REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO PERFORM AN AUDIT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION'S EFFORTS AND EFFICIENCY IN SUPPORTING STUDENTS WITH DYSLEXIA.
HCR177 URGING THE GOVERNOR TO REESTABLISH AN INTRA-ISLAND FERRY TO REDUCE TRAFFIC GRIDLOCK BETWEEN THE EWA REGION ALONG THE LEEWARD COAST OF OAHU AND DOWNTOWN HONOLULU BY 2016.
HCR179 URGING CONGRESS TO COVER THE COSTS OF TRANSPORTING THE REMAINS OF FILIPINO-AMERICAN VETERANS OF WORLD WAR II TO THE PHILIPPINES AND FOR FUNERAL AND BURIAL SERVICES IN THE PHILIPPINES.
HCR180 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO ESTABLISH AN UMBILICAL CORD BLOOD AWARENESS CAMPAIGN.
HCR183 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO CONVENE A TASK FORCE TO EXAMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF TRANSFERRING THE PLANT QUARANTINE BRANCH FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.
HCR184 REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO CONDUCT A FINANCIAL AND MANAGEMENT AUDIT OF THE PLANT QUARANTINE BRANCH OF THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND EVALUATE A PROPOSAL TO MOVE THE PLANT QUARANTINE BRANCH TO THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.
HCR198 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND TOURISM TO PRIORITIZE THE DEVELOPMENT OF KAPOLEI INTO A JOB CENTER IN SUPPORT OF THE STATE AND THE CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU'S POLICIES TO DEVELOP KAPOLEI INTO OAHU'S "SECONDARY URBAN CENTER".
HR22 HD1 REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO CONDUCT AN ANALYSIS OF THE NEED FOR THE LICENSING AND REGULATION OF TRANSIENT VACATION RENTALS.
HR37 URGING CONGRESS AND THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES TO SUPPORT THE PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION TO EXPEDITE FAMILY REUNIFICATION FOR CERTAIN FILIPINO VETERANS OF WORLD WAR II.
HR38 APPROVING AND AUTHORIZING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A STATE-PROVINCE AFFILIATION BETWEEN THE STATE OF HAWAII OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE PROVINCE OF BOHOL OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES.
HR49 HD1 URGING THE GOVERNOR, BOARD OF EDUCATION, THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, AND THE HAWAII STATE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION TO ESTABLISH A MINIMUM MEDIAN SALARY, ADJUSTED FOR THE COST OF LIVING, THAT IS NOT THE LOWEST IN THE NATION AMONG METROPOLITAN AREAS, IN THE NEXT COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT.
HR50 URGING ALL STATE AGENCIES TO RETROFIT STREET LIGHTS AND OTHER OUTDOOR LAMP LIGHTING FIXTURES WITH ENERGY EFFICIENT LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE BULBS, WHERE APPROPRIATE.
HR52 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO CONVENE A WORKING GROUP TO INVESTIGATE AND ASSESS SAFETY CONCERNS AND POTENTIAL IMPROVEMENTS FOR QUEEN KAAHUMANU HIGHWAY FROM MAKALA BOULEVARD TO HENRY STREET ON THE ISLAND OF HAWAII.
HR61 REQUESTING THE CONVENING OF A CLIMATE CHANGE AND HEALTH WORKING GROUP TO ASSESS THE SCOPE AND RISKS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON THE HEALTH OF HAWAII'S RESIDENTS AND TO DEVELOP A STRATEGIC PLAN TO ADDRESS CLIMATE CHANGE RISKS TO HEALTH STATEWIDE.
HR62 ENCOURAGING FOOD SERVICE FACILITIES IN THE STATE THAT OFFER A CHILDREN'S MENU OF MEAL OPTIONS, OR A MEAL THAT IS REPRESENTED AS A CHILDREN'S MEAL, TO SERVE CHILDREN'S MEALS WITH HIGHER NUTRITIONAL QUALITY AND INCLUDE ONLY BOTTLED WATER OR LOW-FAT MILK AS THE DEFAULT BEVERAGE IN THE MEAL OR MENU OPTION.
HR71 REQUESTING A STUDY OF LIMU AND REEF FISH DECLINE IN CERTAIN AREAS OF THE EWA COAST OF OAHU.
HR87 HD2 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY TO FORM A WORKING GROUP TO EXAMINE SMARTER SENTENCING TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY AND RELIABILITY OF STATE CRIMINAL SENTENCING PRACTICES.
HR103 REQUESTING THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII TO EXPAND ITS SENIOR CITIZEN VISITOR PROGRAM TO ALL ITS UNIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE CAMPUSES.
HR106 REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO CONVENE A WORKING GROUP TO EXAMINE THE STATUS AND PROGRESS OF THE HONOLULU RAIL TRANSIT PROJECT.
HR107 REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO PERFORM AN AUDIT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION'S EFFORTS AND EFFICIENCY IN SUPPORTING STUDENTS WITH DYSLEXIA.
HR113 URGING THE GOVERNOR TO REESTABLISH AN INTRA-ISLAND FERRY TO REDUCE TRAFFIC GRIDLOCK BETWEEN THE EWA REGION ALONG THE LEEWARD COAST OF OAHU AND DOWNTOWN HONOLULU BY 2016.
HR115 URGING CONGRESS TO COVER THE COSTS OF TRANSPORTING THE REMAINS OF FILIPINO-AMERICAN VETERANS OF WORLD WAR II TO THE PHILIPPINES AND FOR FUNERAL AND BURIAL SERVICES IN THE PHILIPPINES.
HR116 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO ESTABLISH AN UMBILICAL CORD BLOOD AWARENESS CAMPAIGN.
HR121 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO CONVENE A TASK FORCE TO EXAMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF TRANSFERRING THE PLANT QUARANTINE BRANCH FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.
HR122 REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO CONDUCT A FINANCIAL AND MANAGEMENT AUDIT OF THE PLANT QUARANTINE BRANCH OF THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND EVALUATE A PROPOSAL TO MOVE THE PLANT QUARANTINE BRANCH TO THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.
HR176 CONGRATULATING KAHUKU HIGH SCHOOL WE THE PEOPLE: THE CITIZEN AND THE CONSTITUTION TEAM FOR THEIR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AND ACHIEVEMENT IN WINNING THE 2015 STATE COMPETITION.