30th Legislature, 2019
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Session convene times for Tuesday, February 18, 2020:
Senate: 11:30 a.m. | House of Representatives: 12:00 p.m.
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House District 4
Hawaii State Capitol
Room 442
phone: 808-586-6530
fax: 808-586-6531
repsanbuenaventura@Capitol.hawaii.gov
Member of the following committees:
EXPERIENCE:
• Majority Whip
• 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
HB25 RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.
HB36 HD1 RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.
HB37 RELATING TO MEDICAL CANNABIS.
HB38 HD1 RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB40 HD1 RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.
HB131 HD2 RELATING TO HEMP.
HB144 HD1 SD1 RELATING TO COFFEE LABELING.
HB145 RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE INSPECTIONS.
HB209 RELATING TO THE STATE BOARD ON GEOGRAPHIC NAMES.
HB210 HD1 RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
HB211 RELATING TO THE PUNA DISTANCE LEARNING CENTER.
HB212 RELATING TO VIDEOCONFERENCING.
HB213 HD1 RELATING TO PRIVATE PROPERTY.
HB222 RELATING TO NURSE AIDES.
HB234 RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.
HB254 RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.
HB255 RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.
HB256 RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.
HB258 RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.
HB266 RELATING TO HEMP.
HB276 HD2 RELATING TO FLAVORED TOBACCO PRODUCTS.
HB286 RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
HB287 HD1 SD1 RELATING TO VACANT AND ABANDONED RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY.
HB288 HD1 SD1 RELATING TO INFRASTRUCTURE MAINTENANCE IN HOUSING SUBDIVISIONS.
HB289 RELATING TO REAL PROPERTY.
HB291 RELATING TO MARIJUANA.
HB292 RELATING TO THE COMPOSITION OF THE STATE COUNCIL ON MENTAL HEALTH.
HB293 RELATING TO MEDICAL CANNABIS.
HB294 RELATING TO CRIME.
HB377 HD1 RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
HB378 HD1 SD1 RELATING TO FILIPINO VETERANS BURIAL ASSISTANCE.
HB423 RELATING TO RAPID OHIA DEATH.
HB434 RELATING TO MARIJUANA.
HB527 HD2 RELATING TO THE HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION.
HB528 RELATING TO URBAN REDEVELOPMENT.
HB545 RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
HB580 HD1 RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH.
HB584 HD1 RELATING TO ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES.
HB586 HD1 RELATING TO THE HAWAII HEALTH AUTHORITY.
HB598 RELATING TO OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION.
HB618 SD1 RELATING TO STATE FUNDS.
HB619 HD1 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
HB623 HD1 RELATING TO THE HAWAII TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.
HB625 HD1 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT.
HB628 RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
HB630 HD1 RELATING TO GLASS CONTAINER RECOVERY.
HB640 RELATING TO CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT.
HB641 RELATING TO PUNA.
HB642 RELATING TO LAND USE.
HB643 RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.
HB662 RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB675 HD1 RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB708 RELATING TO CANNABIS.
HB709 HD1 SD1 PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE II OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII.
HB713 HD1 SD1 RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.
HB714 HD1 RELATING TO NATURAL DISASTER PROTECTION.
HB735 RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB737 RELATING TO AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER.
HB747 HD1 SD1 RELATING TO DISABLED PERSONS.
HB749 RELATING TO THE NURSING FACILITY SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM.
HB786 HD1 RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH EXAMINATIONS.
HB787 MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO RESTORE ADULT DENTAL BENEFITS TO MEDICAID ENROLLEES.
HB835 RELATING TO VEHICLES.
HB854 HD2 SD1 RELATING TO FOOD DONATION.
HB887 HD1 SD1 RELATING TO INTOXICATING LIQUOR.
HB920 RELATING TO SCHOOL BASED HEALTH SERVICES.
HB1058 RELATING TO CHECK CASHING.
HB1059 HD1 RELATING TO FAIR EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES.
HB1060 RELATING TO PERSISTENT NONSUPPORT.
HB1061 HD1 RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE.
HB1062 HD1 SD1 RELATING TO BROADBAND.
HB1087 RELATING TO HEALTH CARE.
HB1106 RELATING TO CONSERVATION DISTRICT PERMITS.
HB1147 HD1 RELATING TO INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE.
HB1154 HD1 RELATING TO THE OWNER-BUILDER EXEMPTION.
HB1156 HD1 RELATING TO BROADBAND SERVICE INFRASTRUCTURE.
HB1177 HD1 RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.
HB1179 RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE FOURTH REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT.
HB1193 SD1 RELATING TO TAXATION.
HB1213 RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.
HB1219 HD1 SD2 RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDS.
HB1271 RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.
HB1277 HD1 RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII PROMISE PROGRAM.
HB1278 HD2 RELATING TO GOVERNMENT SERVICES RELATING TO THE LAW.
HB1279 HD1 RELATING TO THE OVERSIGHT OF ELECTION ACTIVITIES.
HB1289 HD2 RELATING TO CRIMINAL PRETRIAL REFORM.
HB1379 RELATING TO VOTER REGISTRATION.
HB1380 HD1 SD1 RELATING TO CAMPAIGN FINANCE.
HB1415 HD1 RELATING TO HEALTH INSURANCE.
HB1416 HD1 SD1 RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB1420 HD2 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY OPERATING BUDGET.
HB1422 HD2 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH.
HB1444 RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB1452 HD1 RELATING TO CIVIL LEGAL SERVICES.
HB1454 RELATING TO AN EARNED INCOME DISREGARD PROGRAM.
HB1465 HD2 RELATING TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
HB1481 HD1 RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL LOANS.
HB1484 RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
HB1551 HD1 RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.
HB1554 HD2 SD1 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES OPERATING BUDGET.
HB1555 RELATING TO SOCIAL MEDIA.
HB1556 RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH EXAMINATIONS.
HB1557 HD1 RELATING TO UNOCCUPIED RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES.
HB1566 HD1 RELATING TO PRESCRIPTIVE AUTHORITY FOR CERTAIN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGISTS.
HB1594 RELATING TO LICENSED CRISIS RESIDENTIAL SHELTERS.
HB1613 HD1 RELATING TO PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES.
HB1619 HD1 RELATING TO PENAL RESPONSIBILITY.
HB1620 HD1 RELATING TO THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE.
HB1644 HD1 RELATING TO THE CONVEYANCE TAX.
HB1645 RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.
HB1646 RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.
HB1647 RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.
HB1648 RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.
HB1649 RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.
HB1664 HD1 RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.
HB1687 RELATING TO RESTROOM FACILITIES.
HB1690 RELATING TO TELEHEALTH.
HB1765 RELATING TO INTOXICANTS.
HB1789 RELATING TO ASSOCIATIONS.
HB1816 HD1 RELATING TO HOUSING.
HB1817 HD1 RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.
HB1818 RELATING TO BICYCLES.
HB1822 RELATING TO HOUSING.
HB1823 RELATING TO UNOCCUPIED RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES.
HB1824 RELATING TO HOUSING.
HB1825 RELATING TO HOUSING.
HB1839 RELATING TO PLANNED COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS.
HB1840 RELATING TO FORECLOSURE.
HB1841 HD1 RELATING TO FAIR EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES.
HB1842 RELATING TO FITNESS TO PROCEED.
HB1843 HD1 RELATING TO MEDICAL CANNABIS PRODUCTS.
HB1846 HD2 RELATING TO ENERGY EFFICIENCY.
HB1887 RELATING TO IMPORTATION OF UNROASTED COFFEE INTO HAWAII.
HB1889 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
HB1894 HD1 RELATING TO BEGINNING FARMER TRAINING.
HB1913 RELATING TO THE GENERAL EXCISE TAX EXEMPTIONS.
HB1919 RELATING TO PIGS.
HB1927 RELATING TO EMOLUMENTS.
HB1932 RELATING TO HOUSING.
HB1936 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE EDUCATION.
HB1955 HD1 RELATING TO ELECTRIC FOOT SCOOTERS.
HB1956 HD1 RELATING TO TOBACCO.
HB1958 HD1 RELATING TO TAXATION.
HB1980 HD1 RELATING TO THE EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT.
HB1998 HD1 RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
HB2011 RELATING TO THE GOVERNOR'S COORDINATOR ON NATIVE HAWAIIAN ADVANCEMENT.
HB2012 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
HB2014 RELATING TO HOUSING.
HB2018 RELATING TO TRAINING.
HB2022 HD1 RELATING TO THE MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SPECIAL FUND.
HB2027 RELATING TO DEPOSIT BEVERAGE CONTAINERS.
HB2053 RELATING TO CIVIL RIGHTS.
HB2054 HD1 RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES.
HB2055 RELATING TO STATE PROCUREMENT OF WIFI AND INTERNET SERVICES.
HB2056 RELATING TO TAXATION.
HB2057 HD1 RELATING TO PROOF OF DOMESTIC OR SEXUAL VIOLENCE VICTIM STATUS.
HB2061 HD1 RELATING TO CHILD SUPPORT.
HB2062 HD2 RELATING TO THE SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN.
HB2067 HD1 RELATING TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.
HB2068 HD1 RELATING TO THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE.
HB2069 RELATING TO PROPERTY FORFEITURE.
HB2070 HD1 RELATING TO LAND.
HB2092 HD1 RELATING TO SCHOOLS.
HB2093 HD1 RELATING TO EDUCATION DATA.
HB2094 HD1 RELATING TO EARLY LEARNING.
HB2104 RELATING TO AN ADVISORY REFERENDUM ON CANNABIS IN HAWAII.
HB2116 RELATING TO THE LANDLORD-TENANT CODE.
HB2121 RELATING TO RANKED CHOICE VOTING.
HB2144 RELATING TO EDUCATION FUNDING.
HB2145 RELATING TO SPECIAL EDUCATION.
HB2151 HD1 RELATING TO CESSPOOL CONVERSION.
HB2184 RELATING TO HISTORIC PRESERVATION.
HB2212 RELATING TO SUSTAINABILITY.
HB2228 HD1 RELATING TO THE GENERAL EXCISE TAX EXEMPTIONS.
HB2239 RELATING TO DEPENDENT CARE FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNTS.
HB2240 RELATING TO INDIVIDUAL INCOME TAX REDUCTIONS.
HB2249 HD1 RELATING TO MEDICAID BENEFITS.
HB2250 HD1 RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII PROMISE PROGRAM PLUS.
HB2251 HD1 RELATING TO RETIREMENT SAVINGS.
HB2252 RELATING TO TRANSIT-ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT.
HB2266 RELATING TO SEA LEVEL RISE.
HB2271 RELATING TO HUMAN TRAFFICKING.
HB2272 HD1 RELATING TO SEXUAL OFFENSES.
HB2378 HD1 RELATING TO VACANT AND ABANDONED RESIDENTIAL STRUCTURES.
HB2379 HD1 RELATING TO DIVORCE.
HB2380 HD1 RELATING TO IMMIGRATION.
HB2408 RELATING TO EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT.
HB2418 RELATING TO LEGISLATIVE TESTIMONY.
HB2451 HD2 RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB2455 HD1 RELATING TO DEMENTIA TRAINING.
HB2468 RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS.
HB2522 HD1 RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB2523 RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE FOURTH REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT.
HB2524 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY.
HB2525 HD1 RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.
HB2526 HD1 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES.
HB2532 HD1 RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES.
HB2541 RELATING TO HELPING WORKING FAMILIES.
HB2542 RELATING TO LAND DEVELOPMENT.
HB2543 RELATING TO ACCESS TO LEARNING.
HB2544 RELATING TO A SCHOOL FACILITIES AGENCY.
HB2578 HD1 RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDS.
HB2592 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL.
HB2594 HD2 RELATING TO BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY.
HB2595 HD1 RELATING TO CABLE TELEVISION.
HB2596 HD1 RELATING TO BROADBAND SERVICE INFRASTRUCTURE.
HB2605 HD1 RELATING TO TAXATION OF REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUSTS.
HB2630 HD2 RELATING TO THE TRANSITION OF THE OAHU REGIONAL HEALTH CARE SYSTEM FROM THE HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION INTO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH.
HB2631 RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH.
HB2632 HD1 RELATING TO FOOD SECURITY.
HB2633 HD2 RELATING TO CANNABIS FOR MEDICAL USE.
HB2639 RELATING TO ALBIZIA TREES.
HB2684 RELATING TO HEALTH CARE.
HB2689 HD1 RELATING TO INDUSTRIAL HEMP.
HB2696 RELATING TO TEACHER COMPENSATION.
HB2698 HD1 RELATING TO CONSTRUCTION WASTE.
HB2699 HD2 RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT.
HB2706 HD1 RELATING TO THE DONATION OF FOOD.
HB2707 HD2 RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH.
HB2708 HD1 RELATING TO TAXATION.
HB2709 HD1 RELATING TO THE UNIFORM PROBATE CODE.
HB2710 RELATING TO PROTECTIVE ORDERS.
HB2711 RELATING TO HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATIONS.
HB2718 HD1 RELATING TO CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION AND ADAPTATION.
HB2720 HD1 RELATING TO GENDER EQUITY.
HB2738 HD1 RELATING TO CAMPAIGN FINANCE.
HB2750 HD1 RELATING TO MONETARY OBLIGATIONS.
HB2751 HD1 RELATING TO FINANCIAL HARDSHIP.
HCR13 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO SUBMIT A REPORT TO THE LEGISLATURE ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE AMENDED CHAPTERS 19 AND 89 OF TITLE 8, HAWAII ADMINISTRATIVE RULES.
HCR14 REQUESTING VARIOUS APPOINTING AUTHORITIES TO DEDICATE THEMSELVES TO ACHIEVE GENDER PARITY ON STATE BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS AND CIRCUIT COURT.
HCR15 CONVENING A TASK FORCE TO ADDRESS IMPLEMENTATION OF HAWAII'S STATE LAW COROLLARY TO TITLE IX IN LIGHT OF ANTICIPATED CHANGES TO FEDERAL TITLE IX REGULATIONS.
HCR16 REQUESTING THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES PROVIDE AN ESTIMATE OF THE BUDGET APPROPRIATION AND LEGISLATIVE ACTION NECESSARY TO FUND AN EXPANSION OF MED-QUEST COVERAGE TO ALL POST-PARTUM WOMEN FOR A PERIOD OF TWELVE MONTHS FOLLOWING CHILDBIRTH.
HCR17 REQUESTING THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CONVENE A TASK FORCE TO CONSOLIDATE DATA AND INFORMATION REGARDING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN INTO A COMPREHENSIVE ANNUAL REPORT TO STRENGTHEN THE STATE'S OVERALL RESPONSE TO VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN.
HCR18 REQUESTING THE COUNTIES TO DEVELOP PROCEDURES TO ACCEPT DONATIONS OF CERTAIN LANDS.
HCR19 URGING THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION TO TAKE ACTION REGARDING COMMERCIAL HELICOPTER TOUR OPERATIONS IN HAWAII.
HCR34 REQUESTING THAT THE WALL STREET JOURNAL INCLUDE HAWAIIAN AIRLINES IN THE NEWSPAPER'S FUTURE RANKINGS OF THE BEST AND WORST AIRLINES IN THE UNITED STATES.
HCR44 CONVENING A BEHAVIORAL HEALTH TASK FORCE TO DETERMINE COHERENT POLICIES AND PROCEDURES FOR THE TIMELY ADMISSION OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PATIENTS TO THE HAWAII STATE HOSPITAL AS NON-FORENSIC PATIENTS.
HCR45 URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES TO CONDUCT A STUDY ON THE REIMPLEMENTATION OF ADULT DENTAL BENEFITS FOR HAWAII RESIDENTS WHO ARE MEDICAID ENROLLEES.
HR13 CONVENING A TASK FORCE TO ADDRESS IMPLEMENTATION OF HAWAII'S STATE LAW COROLLARY TO TITLE IX IN LIGHT OF ANTICIPATED CHANGES TO FEDERAL TITLE IX REGULATIONS.
HR14 REQUESTING THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES PROVIDE AN ESTIMATE OF THE BUDGET APPROPRIATION AND LEGISLATIVE ACTION NECESSARY TO FUND AN EXPANSION OF MED-QUEST COVERAGE TO ALL POST-PARTUM WOMEN FOR A PERIOD OF TWELVE MONTHS FOLLOWING CHILDBIRTH.
HR16 REQUESTING THE COUNTIES TO DEVELOP PROCEDURES TO ACCEPT DONATIONS OF CERTAIN LANDS.
HR17 RECOGNIZING JAMES T. FUNAKI, ESQ. FOR HIS EXEMPLARY CAREER AND EXTRAORDINARY CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE STATE OF HAWAII.
HR18 REQUESTING THAT THE WALL STREET JOURNAL INCLUDE HAWAIIAN AIRLINES IN THE NEWSPAPER'S FUTURE RANKINGS OF THE BEST AND WORST AIRLINES IN THE UNITED STATES.
HR29 CONVENING A BEHAVIORAL HEALTH TASK FORCE TO DETERMINE COHERENT POLICIES AND PROCEDURES FOR THE TIMELY ADMISSION OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PATIENTS TO THE HAWAII STATE HOSPITAL AS NON-FORENSIC PATIENTS.
HR30 URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES TO CONDUCT A STUDY ON THE REIMPLEMENTATION OF ADULT DENTAL BENEFITS FOR HAWAII RESIDENTS WHO ARE MEDICAID ENROLLEES.