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House District 4
Hawaii State Capitol
Room: 305
phone: 808-586-6530
fax: 808-586-6531
repsanbuenaventura@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Member of the following committees:
EXPERIENCE:
• State House of Representative, District 4 (Puna makai) from 2014-present
• Vice-Chair, House Judiciary Committee
• Per Diem District Court Judge 1991-1995
• Lecturer, UH-Hilo Business law 1986-1987
• Attorney since 1985 to present, having successfully argued in front of the Hawaii Supreme Court, winning 3 out of 3 Petitions for Writ of Certiorori

EDUCATION:
• J.D. from University of California, Hastings College of the Law
• B.Sci. from University of Nevada, Las Vegas
• McKinley High School graduate

COMMUNITY:
• Volunteer attorney with Self-Help Center
• Volunteer mediator with Ku'ikahi Mediation Center
• Member of Hawaii State Bar Association
• Member of Hawaii County Bar Association
• Current member of Hawaii Photo Shooters
• Former president and former member of Hilo Photography Club
Measures Introduced
 Title
HB87 SD2 CD1 RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.
HB88 RELATING TO FUEL TAX REVENUES.
HB321 HD1 SD2 CD1 RELATING TO MEDICAL MARIJUANA.
HB362 RELATING TO RESISTING ARREST.
HB366 RELATING TO THEFT.
HB370 RELATING TO HAWAII PROPERTY INSURANCE ASSOCIATION.
HB371 RELATING TO FORECLOSURES.
HB372 RELATING TO MARIJUANA.
HB373 RELATING TO THE TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX.
HB374 RELATING TO HARBORS.
HB375 HD1 RELATING TO PROPERTY.
HB376 HD2 RELATING TO THE CHIEF ELECTION OFFICER.
HB377 RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB378 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
HB380 RELATING TO THE HAWAII PROPERTY INSURANCE ASSOCIATION.
HB381 RELATING TO HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATIONS.
HB382 RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
HB383 RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB448 HD1 SD1 CD1 RELATING TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.
HB450 RELATING TO POLICE COMMISSIONS.
HB451 HD1 RELATING TO AFFIRMATIVE CONSENT.
HB454 RELATING TO HOUSING.
HB455 RELATING TO CANCER.
HB460 HD1 RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB570 RELATING TO MOPEDS.
HB592 RELATING TO EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT.
HB604 RELATING TO SAKADA DAY.
HB605 RELATING TO CHARTER SCHOOLS.
HB730 HD1 RELATING TO PUBLIC HEARINGS.
HB737 HD2 RELATING TO PROPERTY INSURANCE.
HB744 RELATING TO CHECK CASHING.
HB783 PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE HAWAII CONSTITUTION REGARDING FREEDOM OF SPEECH.
HB786 RELATING TO GOVERNMENT RECORDS.
HB833 RELATING TO TAXATION.
HB834 RELATING TO CHECK CASHING.
HB847 HD1 RELATING TO HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION.
HB851 HD1 SD1 RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB853 HD1 SD1 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
HB886 HD1 RELATING TO TAXATION.
HB995 SD1 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
HB1005 HD1 SD1 MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE VETERANS TREATMENT COURT.
HB1014 RELATING TO THE HAWAII PENAL CODE.
HB1054 HD1 RELATING TO VIDEOCONFERENCING.
HB1091 HD1 RELATING TO TAXATION.
HB1092 HD1 RELATING TO TAXATION.
HB1106 RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE FOURTH REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT.
HB1107 HD1 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
HB1134 RELATING TO THE JUDICIARY.
HB1135 RELATING TO TAXATION.
HB1155 RELATING TO ALBIZIA TREES.
HB1199 RELATING TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.
HB1204 RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.
HB1205 RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.
HB1206 RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
HB1264 RELATING TO GREEN BUILDING CERTIFICATION.
HB1282 HD1 SD1 RELATING TO BROADBAND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY.
HB1314 HD1 RELATING TO HOUSING.
HB1320 RELATING TO EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT.
HB1341 RELATING TO EMERGENCY SHELTERS.
HB1348 RELATING TO ALBIZIA TREES.
HB1354 HD1 SD2 RELATING TO HOUSING.
HB1355 RELATING TO FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY.
HB1367 RELATING TO THE HAWAII HOUSING FINANCE AND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.
HB1369 RELATING TO HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENTS IN THE COUNTY OF HAWAII.
HB1370 HD1 SD1 RELATING TO DIVORCE.
HB1371 RELATING TO MARIJUANA.
HB1399 RELATING TO HONOLULU INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
HB1400 RELATING TO THE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.
HB1403 RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES.
HB1434 RELATING TO INCREASING THE AMOUNT OF INTERIM REVENUE TO BE TRANSFERRED TO THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS.
HB1506 RELATING TO FARMS.
HB1507 HD1 RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.
HCR9 REQUESTING THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION TO CONDUCT A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE APPROVAL OF THE SALE OF HAWAIIAN ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, INC.
HCR37 REQUESTING AN AUDIT OF CHILD CUSTODY PROCEEDINGS INVOLVING THE COMMISSION OF FAMILY VIOLENCE BY A PARENT, TO ASSESS THE USE AND APPLICATION OF SECTION 571-46, HAWAII REVISED STATUTES.
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.
HCR86 HD1 SD1 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO CONSIDER DEVELOPING PERMITTING PROVISIONS TO REQUIRE THAT EMPLOYEES OF WATERSPORT EXCURSION COMPANIES WHO TAKE CUSTOMERS ON WATERSPORT EXCURSIONS ARE TRAINED IN BASIC SAFETY MEASURES.
HCR87 REQUESTING THE BOARD OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO ESTABLISH SMALL BOAT HARBOR ADVISORY GROUPS.
HCR104 HD2 SD1 REQUESTING AN AUDIT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES.
HCR105 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF ATTORNEY GENERAL TO CONVENE A TASK FORCE TO INVESTIGATE AND COORDINATE THE PROVISION OF MEDICAL, EDUCATIONAL, HOUSING, AND SOCIAL SERVICES TO MIGRANTS FROM FREELY ASSOCIATED STATES.
HCR125 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO CONDUCT A STUDY REGARDING THE FEASIBILITY AND COST OF CONSTRUCTING A SMALL COMMERCIAL BOAT HARBOR AND SMALL COMMERCIAL AIRPORT IN SOUTH PUNA.
HCR131 REQUESTING REPORTS REGARDING STATE AGENCY ACTION TO ENSURE ACCESS BY RURAL COMMUNITIES TO CELLULAR AND BROADBAND SERVICES.
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.
HCR151 REQUESTING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A TASK FORCE TO STUDY AND DEVELOP A PLAN TO ADDRESS ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES AND POVERTY REDUCTION.
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.
HR6 REQUESTING REPORTS REGARDING STATE AGENCY ACTION TO ENSURE ACCESS BY RURAL COMMUNITIES TO CELLULAR AND BROADBAND SERVICES.
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.
HR46 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO CONSIDER REQUIRING THAT EMPLOYEES OF WATERSPORT EXCURSION COMPANIES WHO TAKE CUSTOMERS ON WATERSPORT EXCURSIONS RECEIVE LIFEGUARD TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION.
HR47 REQUESTING THE BOARD OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO ESTABLISH SMALL BOAT HARBOR ADVISORY GROUPS.
HR58 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF ATTORNEY GENERAL TO CONVENE A TASK FORCE TO INVESTIGATE AND COORDINATE THE PROVISION OF MEDICAL, EDUCATIONAL, HOUSING, AND SOCIAL SERVICES TO MIGRANTS FROM FREELY ASSOCIATED STATES.
HR77 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO CONDUCT A STUDY REGARDING THE FEASIBILITY AND COST OF CONSTRUCTING A SMALL COMMERCIAL BOAT HARBOR AND SMALL COMMERCIAL AIRPORT IN SOUTH PUNA.
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.
HR89 REQUESTING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A TASK FORCE TO STUDY AND DEVELOP A PLAN TO ADDRESS ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES AND POVERTY REDUCTION.
HR180 CONGRATULATING THE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ACTION CENTER ON THE OCCASION OF ITS 25TH ANNIVERSARY.