31st Legislature, 2021
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Senate District 1
Hawaii State Capitol
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phone: 808-586-6760
fax: 808-586-6689
senacasio@capitol.hawaii.gov
Experience
•  Hawaii State Democratic Party – State Central Committee Representative – Senatorial District 1 (2016-2021)
•  Hawaii State Democratic Party – District 2 Chair (2018-2020)
•  Hawaii State Democratic Party – Community Organizer (2016-2020)
•  Hawaii State Democratic Party –State and County Delegate – Hawaii Democratic Convention (2016-2020)
•  Hawaii State Democratic Party – Registration Committee – State Democratic Convention (2018)
•  Department of Education – Teacher and Substitute (2003-2021)

Community Experience
•  Hawaii Rise Foundation - Emergency Relief (2020)
•  Hilo Boys and Girls Club Community Garden Co-Founder (2007-2011)
•  Ka ‘Umeke Kā‘eo PCS School – Executive Board Member (2013-2021)
•  Hilo Surfrider Foundation – Executive Board Member (2016-2020)
•  East Hawaii Consortium on Perinatal Health – Member (2010-2012)
•  Hālau Wānana Hawaiian Center – Assistant Writer (2004-2005)
•  Domestic Violence Clearinghouse Teen Program – Presenter (2004)
•  Protect Kaho‘olawe ‘Ohana – Restoration Steward (2001-2004)
•  Hilo Women’s Prison - Wellness Program Educator (2003)
•  Pahole Natural Area – Restoration Volunteer Coordinator (2002-2003)
•  The Nature Conservancy – Service and Field Coordinator / Field Technician (2000-2002)
•  First Universalist Church – Teen Mentor and Facilitator (2002)
Measures Introduced
 Title
SB486 RELATING TO COMPOSTING.
SB488 RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
SB490 RELATING TO THE CLEAN WATER ACT.
SB491 RELATING TO INSPECTION FEES.
SB499 RELATING TO PESTICIDES.
SB500 RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT.
SB501 RELATING TO ENERGY EFFICIENCY.
SB502 SD2 HD1 PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE I OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII TO GUARANTEE ALL INDIVIDUALS THE RIGHT TO HAVE A CLEAN AND HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT.
SB503 RELATING TO REAL PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS.
SB557 RELATING TO LOBBYING.
SB587 SD1 RELATING TO STATEWIDE COMPOSTING.
SB711 RELATING TO HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE.
SB736 RELATING TO COMMUNITY COLLEGE.
SB738 RELATING TO SCHEDULE I SUBSTANCES.
SB747 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB751 RELATING TO BLOOD DONATIONS.
SB752 RELATING TO INSURANCE.
SB753 RELATING TO SEX TRAFFICKING.
SB755 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
SB762 SD2 RELATING TO STATE CAPITOL FACILITIES.
SB763 RELATING TO ELECTRIC VEHICLES.
SB764 SD1 HD1 CD1 RELATING TO HUMAN TRAFFICKING.
SB765 SD2 HD2 CD1 RELATING TO OPERATING A VEHICLE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF AN INTOXICANT.
SB781 RELATING TO LAW ENFORCEMENT.
SB817 RELATING TO ATTACHMENT.
SB826 SD1 RELATING TO SEX OFFENDERS.
SB827 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO BREAST CANCER SCREENING.
SB829 SD1 RELATING TO ABUSE OF FAMILY OR HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS.
SB831 RELATING TO SEX TRAFFICKING.
SB832 RELATING TO VICTIM-COUNSELOR PRIVILEGE.
SB833 RELATING TO SEXUAL ABUSE OF MINORS.
SB834 SD1 HD2 CD1 RELATING TO CHILDLIKE SEX DOLLS.
SB836 RELATING TO LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE.
SB838 SD1 HD2 RELATING TO SERVICES FOR KUPUNA.
SB839 SD2 RELATING TO HEALTH.
SB857 RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH.
SB859 RELATING TO AMBULANCES.
SB864 RELATING TO CHARTER SCHOOLS.
SB886 SD1 RELATING TO SPEEDY TRIALS.
SB888 RELATING TO REFORESTATION.
SB889 RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS.
SB897 RELATING TO WATER CIRCULATION.
SB898 RELATING TO THE BERNICE PAUAHI BISHOP MUSEUM.
SB899 RELATING TO THE COMPOSITION OF THE STATE COUNCIL ON MENTAL HEALTH.
SB900 SD2 RELATING TO MATERNAL HEALTH.
SB901 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS.
SB902 RELATING TO FEDERAL LANDS.
SB903 RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.
SB940 RELATING TO OPIOIDS.
SB943 RELATING TO SCHOOL FOOD PROGRAMS.
SB956 RELATING TO HISTORIC PRESERVATION.
SB957 RELATING TO ENERGY.
SB958 RELATING TO SOLID WASTE.
SB964 SD1 RELATING TO WASTE MANAGEMENT.
SB965 RELATING TO ESSENTIAL WAGES FOR ESSENTIAL WORKERS.
SB966 RELATING TO MENSTRUAL EQUITY.
SB967 RELATING TO FARM TO SCHOOL PROCUREMENT.
SB968 RELATING TO A DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.
SB1004 HD2 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB1021 SD2 HD3 RELATING TO BURIALS.
SB1024 SD1 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB1243 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO THE PHASEOUT OF PRIVATE CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES.
SB1244 SD1 RELATING TO THE MODERNIZATION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE.
SB1245 RELATING TO CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES.
SB1246 SD1 RELATING TO THE LAW OF THE SPLINTERED PADDLE.
SB1285 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO MEDICAL FACILITIES.
SB1287 RELATING TO THE FOOD SERVICES BRANCH.
SB1294 RELATING TO MEDICAID BENEFITS.
SB1298 SD1 RELATING TO GLASS CONTAINERS.
SB1299 RELATING TO MAUNA KEA.
SB1300 RELATING TO INCREASING THE ESTATE TAX.
SB1301 PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE III, SECTION 4, OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII TO ESTABLISH LEGISLATIVE TERM LIMITS.
SB1302 RELATING TO TAX HAVEN ABUSE.
SB1309 SD1 RELATING TO ELECTRIC VEHICLES.
SB1310 RELATING TO COASTAL ZONE MANAGEMENT.
SB1311 SD2 HD2 RELATING TO SUSTAINABLE SCHOOLS.
SB1312 RELATING TO ECONOMIC SUSTAINABILITY.
SB1315 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB1316 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB1319 RELATING TO HAWAIIAN FISHPONDS.
SB1322 RELATING TO THE HAWAII HOUSING FINANCE AND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.
SB1373 SD1 RELATING TO WAGE GARNISHMENT.
SB1409 SD2 HD1 CD1 RELATING TO TRAINING IN NATIVE HAWAIIAN RIGHTS.
SB1411 RELATING TO HISTORIC PRESERVATION.
SB1414 RELATING TO RESTORATIVE JUSTICE.
SB1415 RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION.
SB1416 RELATING TO FARMER EQUITY.
SB1417 RELATING TO ECONOMIC RECOVERY FOR RESTAURANTS.
SB1418 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB1419 RELATING TO PRODUCT STEWARDSHIP PROGRAMS.
SCR8 SD2 REQUESTING THE HAWAII STATE COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN TO CONVENE A TASK FORCE TO STUDY MISSING AND MURDERED NATIVE HAWAIIAN WOMEN AND GIRLS.
SCR35 SD1 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO PROVIDE A PLAN FOR IMPROVING ITS PROCESS FOR FULFILLING VITAL RECORD REQUESTS BY NEIGHBOR ISLAND RESIDENTS.
SCR36 SD1 REQUESTING THE GOVERNOR'S COORDINATOR ON HOMELESSNESS TO PROVIDE A STATUS UPDATE ON KUKUI'OLA VILLAGE AND WORK WITH THE HAWAII INTERAGENCY COUNCIL ON HOMELESSNESS TO FURTHER FUND THE KA LAMAKU SHELTER UNTIL THE CONSTRUCTION OF KUKUI'OLA VILLAGE IS COMPLETED.
SCR37 SD1 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO SURVEY AND REPORT ON CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION INSTRUCTION BEING OFFERED THROUGHOUT STATE DEPARTMENTS.
SCR39 SD1 URGING THE COUNTY OF HAWAI‘I TO UTILIZE THE DATA RESULTING FROM THE 2020 UNITED STATES CENSUS TO ESTABLISH, IF ALLOWABLE, A METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION FOR THE COUNTY OF HAWAI‘I.
SCR62 URGING MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO ENACT FEDERAL LEGISLATION GRANTING STATEHOOD TO THE PEOPLE OF WASHINGTON, D.C.
SCR63 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO CONVENE A WORKING GROUP TO CREATE A MODEL STATEWIDE SCHOOL POLICY ON STUDENT SUICIDE PREVENTION, INTERVENTION, AND POSTVENTION IN GRADES K-12.
SCR64 REQUESTING THE DIRECTOR OF TAXATION TO WAIVE PENALTIES AND INTEREST SOUGHT FROM SMALL BUSINESSES AND INDIVIDUAL TAXPAYERS AS A RESULT OF UNDUE HARDSHIP RELATED TO THE CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 PANDEMIC.
SCR65 REQUESTING THE HAWAII COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY TO ADOPT ADMINISTRATIVE RULES TO SET, CHARGE, AND COLLECT FINES ON VACANT HABITABLE DWELLING UNITS THROUGHOUT THE STATE.
SCR66 SD1 HD1 CONDEMNING AND DENOUNCING ALL FORMS OF ANTI-ASIAN SENTIMENT AND ALL ACTS OF RACISM, XENOPHOBIA, INTOLERANCE, DISCRIMINATION, HATE CRIME, AND HATE SPEECH AGAINST ASIAN AMERICANS AND ASIAN INDIVIDUALS IN THE UNITED STATES AND REQUESTING THE HAWAII CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION TO ANALYZE AND REPORT ON ANTI-ASIAN SENTIMENT AND ACTS IN THE STATE.
SCR68 REQUESTING THE LEGISLATIVE REFERENCE BUREAU TO CONDUCT A STUDY ON WAYS TO CLOSE THE DIGITAL DIVIDE.
SCR69 REQUESTING THE HAWAII EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY TO DEVELOP AN EVACUATION PLAN FOR THE AREAS WITHIN LAVA ZONES 1, 2, 3, 4, AND 6.
SCR85 PROMOTING A "GREEN CHRISTMAS" BY ENCOURAGING THE PUBLIC TO SELECT PLANTABLE NATIVE TREES FOR HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS TO HELP ADDRESS THE CLIMATE CRISIS.
SCR86 URGING THE OFFICE OF ENTERPRISE TECHNOLOGY SERVICES TO ESTABLISH A UNIFIED DIGITAL PUBLIC SERVICES WORKING GROUP TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS TO COORDINATE EFFORTS OF INDIVIDUAL DEPARTMENTS AND OFFICES TO PROVIDE IMPROVED DIGITAL PUBLIC SERVICES.
SCR89 URGING THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII SYSTEM AND DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO INCLUDE TRAINING, COURSES, AND CURRICULA RELATED TO THE MECHANICS, REPAIR, AND MAINTENANCE OF ELECTRIC VEHICLES, HYDROGEN VEHICLES, AND OTHER ALTERNATIVE FUEL VEHICLES IN THEIR PROGRAMS.
SCR92 SD1 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO CONSIDER AMENDING THE ELIGIBILITY QUALIFICATIONS AND LEASE TERMS FOR ITS AGRICULTURAL LOTS TO AID SMALL FARM BUSINESSES.
SCR98 HD1 REQUESTING THE DIRECTOR OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS TO CONVENE A TASK FORCE ON PAID FAMILY LEAVE.
SCR100 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO PROVIDE FREE MENSTRUAL PRODUCTS TO STUDENTS ON ALL HAWAII PUBLIC SCHOOL CAMPUSES.
SCR101 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS TO OPEN EMPLOYMENT OFFICES IN ALL COUNTIES; INCREASE THE HANDLING CAPACITY FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFIT CLAIMS BY THIRTY PERCENT; COMPLETE THE UPGRADING OF ITS UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFIT CLAIMS COMPUTER SYSTEM; AND WORK WITH THE BOARD OF EDUCATION AND THE STATE LIBRARIAN TO ADOPT POLICIES AND NEEDED TRAINING TO ENSURE THAT MINIMAL ASSISTANCE IS PROVIDED TO PERSONS WISHING TO USE PUBLIC ACCESS COMPUTERS AT ANY STATE LIBRARY TO FILE UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFIT CLAIMS.
SCR108 URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY TO INCREASE ITS INVESTMENT IN COMPREHENSIVE OFFENDER REENTRY TRAINING PROGRAMS FOR INDIVIDUALS EXITING CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES.
SCR140 SD1 ASSERTING THAT RACISM IS A PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS AND URGING THE STATE TO COMMIT TO RECOGNIZING AND ADDRESSING THE RESULTING INEQUITIES, AND STUDY AND REPORT TO THE LEGISLATURE ON ECONOMIC DISPARITIES THAT CONTRIBUTE TO THE DETRIMENTAL PUBLIC HEALTH EFFECTS OF RACISM.
SCR142 REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO UPDATE ITS REPORT NO. 12-09, WHICH ASSESSES THE SOCIAL AND FINANCIAL EFFECTS OF MANDATORY HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR FERTILITY PRESERVATION PROCEDURES FOR PERSONS OF REPRODUCTIVE AGE WHO HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER.
SCR144 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTING AND GENERAL SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF BUDGET AND FINANCE, AND DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY TO TESTIFY ON ANY LEGISLATION THAT WOULD POTENTIALLY INCREASE OVERCROWDING CONDITIONS AT HAWAII'S CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES.
SCR148 URGING THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO FORGIVE THE STATE'S OUTSTANDING FEDERAL UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE LOAN BALANCE FOR FEDERAL LOANS BORROWED TO CONTINUE TO PAY FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS.
SCR156 REAFFIRMING A COMMITMENT TO ENDING SYSTEMIC RACISM AND INJUSTICE IN HAWAII AND THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES.
SCR157 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO CONVENE A THERAPEUTIC PSILOCYBIN WORKING GROUP TO EXAMINE THE MEDICINAL AND THERAPEUTIC EFFECTS OF PSILOCYBIN AND DEVELOP A LONGTERM STRATEGIC PLAN TO ENSURE THE AVAILABILITY OF MEDICINAL PSILOCYBIN OR PSILOCYBIN-BASED PRODUCTS THAT ARE SAFE, ACCESSIBLE, AND AFFORDABLE FOR ELIGIBLE ADULT PATIENTS.
SCR158 SD1 URGING THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS, THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, AND THE HAWAII DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO TAKE EVERY ACTION NECESSARY TO ADDRESS RAPIDLY INCREASING SAFETY RISKS AND COMMUNITY DISRUPTION RESULTING FROM INSUFFICIENT REGULATION OF TOUR HELICOPTER AND SMALL AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS THROUGHOUT HAWAII SKIES.
SCR161 SD1 REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO ASSESS THE SOCIAL AND FINANCIAL EFFECTS OF REQUIRING HEALTH INSURERS TO PROVIDE COVERAGE FOR HEALTH CARE SERVICES RELATED TO GENDER TRANSITION TREATMENTS.
SCR172 REQUESTING THAT THE COMPTROLLER CONVENE A HEALTHY WORKPLACE WORKING GROUP TO REVIEW AND RECOMMEND IMPROVEMENTS TO TRANSFORM STATE FACILITIES INTO GREEN FACILITIES AND MAXIMIZE HEALTH, IMPROVE PRODUCTIVITY, AND REDUCE FACILITY COSTS.
SCR173 SD1 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO INITIATE THREE INNOVATIVE PILOT PROJECTS OF MEANINGFUL SCALE TO MODERNIZE TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE IN UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES.
SCR178 RECOGNIZING AND SUPPORTING ONGOING COLLABORATIVE EFFORTS TO IMPLEMENT A STATEWIDE STRATEGY TO ELIMINATE VIRAL HEPATITIS TYPES A, B, AND C IN HAWAII.
SCR179 REQUESTING THE FORMATION OF A WORKING GROUP TO EXAMINE THE GOVERNANCE AND MAINTENANCE OF SHARED AREAS IN NON-PLANNED COMMUNITY SUBDIVISIONS.
SCR199 REQUESTING THE OFFICE OF PLANNING TO QUANTIFY THE AMOUNT OF LAND NEEDED TO MEET RENEWABLE ENERGY GOALS AND THE AMOUNT OF LAND NEEDED TO MEET FOOD SUSTAINABILITY GOALS AND TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE FUTURE SITING CONSIDERATIONS TO MEET BOTH GOALS.
SCR206 SD1 REQUESTING THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS TO ESTABLISH THE BURIAL SITES WORKING GROUP TO EXAMINE THE BURIAL SITES PROGRAM UNDER THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES' STATE HISTORIC PRESERVATION DIVISION.
SCR228 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO PRESERVE FUNDING PROGRAMS FOR LGBTQ+ HEALTH CARE SERVICES, INCLUDING THE HAWAII ISLAND HIV/AIDS FOUNDATION, AND TO ASSIST THE HAWAII ISLAND HIV/AIDS FOUNDATION IN APPLYING FOR FUNDING TO MAINTAIN ITS WEST HAWAII OPERATIONS LOCATED IN KAILUA-KONA.
SCR229 SD1 REQUESTING THE HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION AND THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO CONVENE A TASK FORCE TO DEVELOP BETTER MISSION-DRIVEN HIRING AND TRAINING OF CULTURALLY-ACCEPTED INTERPRETERS EMPLOYED AT HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS FACILITIES AND TO CREATE CULTURALLY-ACCEPTED EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS ON PREVENTATIVE CARE AND EARLY INTERVENTION TO ASSIST NON-ENGLISH SPEAKING POPULATIONS SEEKING CARE AT HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION FACILITIES.
SCR230 URGING THE HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION TO EXPAND THE KA‘U RURAL HEALTH CLINIC TO IMPROVE ACCESS TO URGENT CARE AND OUTPATIENT BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES.
SCR234 SD1 URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO EXPAND ITS QUARANTINE FACILITIES OF THE PLANT QUARANTINE BRANCH.
SCR235 SD1 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO EVALUATE TRAFFIC CONGESTION, HIGHWAY FLOODING, AND ROAD SAFETY ISSUES ON HAWAI‘I ISLAND.
SCR239 URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO INCREASE THE USE OF RECLAIMED ASPHALT PAVEMENT TO REPAVE, RECONSTRUCT, AND PRESERVE STATE STREETS, ROADS, AND HIGHWAYS AND EXPLORE USE OF OTHER PRODUCTS USING RECLAIMED ASPHALT.
SCR250 REQUESTING THE GOVERNOR TO PURSUE IMMEDIATE AND PERMANENT RELIEF FROM THE DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION FOR THE STATE AUTHORIZED USE OF CANNABIS IN HAWAII.
SCR251 REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO ASSESS THE SOCIAL AND FINANCIAL EFFECTS OF MANDATING COVERAGE OF AMBULANCE AND COMMUNITY PARAMEDICINE SERVICES.
SCR252 REQUESTING THE LEGISLATIVE REFERENCE BUREAU TO CONDUCT A STUDY EXAMINING THE EFFICACY OF THE HAWAII CARES PROGRAM OFFERED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH'S BEHAVIORAL HEALTH ADMINISTRATION ADULT MENTAL HEALTH DIVISION.
SCR253 SD1 URGING THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE TO REPORT CURRENT CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 STATISTICS IN ORDER TO HELP PROTECT THE MILITARY AND LOCAL COMMUNITIES IN WHICH THE GOVERNMENT AND MILITARY INSTALLATIONS ARE LOCATED.
SCR255 REQUESTING THAT JUNE 27 OF EACH YEAR BE RECOGNIZED AS POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS INJURY AWARENESS DAY AND DESIGNATING THE MONTH OF JUNE OF EACH YEAR AS POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS INJURY AWARENESS MONTH IN HAWAII.
SCR256 REQUESTING THE LEGISLATIVE REFERENCE BUREAU TO COMPILE AND SYNTHESIZE RESEARCH STUDIES EXAMINING ALL POTENTIAL HEALTH IMPACTS OF RADIO FREQUENCY RADIATION, INCLUDING FIFTH-GENERATION CELLULAR NETWORKS.
SCR257 REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO CONDUCT SOCIAL AND FINANCIAL ASSESSMENTS OF THE ADOPTION OF A UNIVERSAL, PUBLICLY-ADMINISTERED HEALTH CARE SYSTEM WITH A REQUIREMENT THAT THE HAWAII EMPLOYER-UNION HEALTH BENEFITS TRUST FUND BECOMES SELF-FUNDING AND OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A MANDATORY HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE SYSTEM IN THE FORM OF SELF-INSURED HEALTH BENEFITS PROGRAMS FOR EMPLOYER-UNION HEALTH BENEFITS TRUST FUND AND MEDICAID BENEFICIARIES USING ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES ONLY CONTRACTS FOR NECESSARY ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTIONS.
SCR258 SD1 URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO IDENTIFY HOW COFFEE BERRY BORER AND COFFEE LEAF RUST ENTERED INTO HAWAII AND MEASURES TO PREVENT THE FLOW OF THESE INVASIVE SPECIES INTO THE STATE TO PROTECT THE ONGOING VIABILITY OF HAWAI‘I'S COFFEE INDUSTRY.
SCR259 SD1 URGING THE HAWAII TOURISM AUTHORITY TO EXPLORE AND IMPLEMENT A VISITOR PLEDGE OF ALOHA TO EDUCATE AND EXPLAIN THE IMPORTANCE OF HAWAII'S ENVIRONMENT AND CULTURE AND ENCOURAGE INCREASED RESPECT AND APPRECIATION OF THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS.
SCR260 SD1 URGING THE GOVERNOR AND COUNTY MAYORS TO SUPPORT AND FURTHER DIALOGUE AND CONVENING OF EFFORTS THROUGHOUT ALL SECTORS OF HAWAII TO PROACTIVELY DEVELOP NEW INITIATIVES THAT STRENGTHEN ‘AINA-BASED ASSETS TOWARD A MORE THRIVING HAWAII.
SR7 SD1 REQUESTING THE HAWAII STATE COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN TO CONVENE A TASK FORCE TO STUDY MISSING AND MURDERED NATIVE HAWAIIAN WOMEN AND GIRLS.
SR24 SD1 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO PROVIDE A PLAN FOR IMPROVING ITS PROCESS FOR FULFILLING VITAL RECORD REQUESTS BY NEIGHBOR ISLAND RESIDENTS.
SR25 SD1 REQUESTING THE GOVERNOR'S COORDINATOR ON HOMELESSNESS TO PROVIDE A STATUS UPDATE ON KUKUI'OLA VILLAGE AND WORK WITH THE HAWAII INTERAGENCY COUNCIL ON HOMELESSNESS TO FURTHER FUND THE KA LAMAKU SHELTER UNTIL THE CONSTRUCTION OF KUKUI'OLA VILLAGE IS COMPLETED.
SR26 SD1 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO SURVEY AND REPORT ON CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION INSTRUCTION BEING OFFERED THROUGHOUT STATE DEPARTMENTS.
SR28 SD1 URGING THE COUNTY OF HAWAI‘I TO UTILIZE THE DATA RESULTING FROM THE 2020 UNITED STATES CENSUS TO ESTABLISH, IF ALLOWABLE, A METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION FOR THE COUNTY OF HAWAI‘I.
SR44 URGING MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO ENACT FEDERAL LEGISLATION GRANTING STATEHOOD TO THE PEOPLE OF WASHINGTON, D.C.
SR45 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO CONVENE A WORKING GROUP TO CREATE A MODEL STATEWIDE SCHOOL POLICY ON STUDENT SUICIDE PREVENTION, INTERVENTION, AND POSTVENTION IN GRADES K-12.
SR46 REQUESTING THE DIRECTOR OF TAXATION TO WAIVE PENALTIES AND INTEREST SOUGHT FROM SMALL BUSINESSES AND INDIVIDUAL TAXPAYERS AS A RESULT OF UNDUE HARDSHIP RELATED TO THE CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 PANDEMIC.
SR47 REQUESTING THE HAWAII COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY TO ADOPT ADMINISTRATIVE RULES TO SET, CHARGE, AND COLLECT FINES ON VACANT HABITABLE DWELLING UNITS THROUGHOUT THE STATE.
SR48 SD1 CONDEMNING AND DENOUNCING ALL FORMS OF ANTI-ASIAN SENTIMENT AND ALL ACTS OF RACISM, XENOPHOBIA, INTOLERANCE, DISCRIMINATION, HATE CRIME, AND HATE SPEECH AGAINST ASIAN AMERICANS AND ASIAN INDIVIDUALS IN THE UNITED STATES AND REQUESTING THE HAWAII CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION TO ANALYZE AND REPORT ON ANTI-ASIAN SENTIMENT AND ACTS IN THE STATE.
SR50 REQUESTING THE LEGISLATIVE REFERENCE BUREAU TO CONDUCT A STUDY ON WAYS TO CLOSE THE DIGITAL DIVIDE.
SR51 REQUESTING THE HAWAII EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY TO DEVELOP AN EVACUATION PLAN FOR THE AREAS WITHIN LAVA ZONES 1, 2, 3, 4, AND 6.
SR65 PROMOTING A "GREEN CHRISTMAS" BY ENCOURAGING THE PUBLIC TO SELECT PLANTABLE NATIVE TREES FOR HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS TO HELP ADDRESS THE CLIMATE CRISIS.
SR66 URGING THE OFFICE OF ENTERPRISE TECHNOLOGY SERVICES TO ESTABLISH A UNIFIED DIGITAL PUBLIC SERVICES WORKING GROUP TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS TO COORDINATE EFFORTS OF INDIVIDUAL DEPARTMENTS AND OFFICES TO PROVIDE IMPROVED DIGITAL PUBLIC SERVICES.
SR68 URGING THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII SYSTEM AND DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO INCLUDE TRAINING, COURSES, AND CURRICULA RELATED TO THE MECHANICS, REPAIR, AND MAINTENANCE OF ELECTRIC VEHICLES, HYDROGEN VEHICLES, AND OTHER ALTERNATIVE FUEL VEHICLES IN THEIR PROGRAMS.
SR71 SD1 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO CONSIDER AMENDING THE ELIGIBILITY QUALIFICATIONS AND LEASE TERMS FOR ITS AGRICULTURAL LOTS TO AID SMALL FARM BUSINESSES.
SR77 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO PROVIDE FREE MENSTRUAL PRODUCTS TO STUDENTS ON ALL HAWAII PUBLIC SCHOOL CAMPUSES.
SR78 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS TO OPEN EMPLOYMENT OFFICES IN ALL COUNTIES; INCREASE THE HANDLING CAPACITY FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFIT CLAIMS BY THIRTY PERCENT; COMPLETE THE UPGRADING OF ITS UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFIT CLAIMS COMPUTER SYSTEM; AND WORK WITH THE BOARD OF EDUCATION AND THE STATE LIBRARIAN TO ADOPT POLICIES AND NEEDED TRAINING TO ENSURE THAT MINIMAL ASSISTANCE IS PROVIDED TO PERSONS WISHING TO USE PUBLIC ACCESS COMPUTERS AT ANY STATE LIBRARY TO FILE UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFIT CLAIMS.
SR85 URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY TO INCREASE ITS INVESTMENT IN COMPREHENSIVE OFFENDER REENTRY TRAINING PROGRAMS FOR INDIVIDUALS EXITING CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES.
SR112 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTING AND GENERAL SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF BUDGET AND FINANCE, AND DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY TO TESTIFY ON ANY LEGISLATION THAT WOULD POTENTIALLY INCREASE OVERCROWDING CONDITIONS AT HAWAII'S CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES.
SR114 URGING THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO FORGIVE THE STATE'S OUTSTANDING FEDERAL UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE LOAN BALANCE FOR FEDERAL LOANS BORROWED TO CONTINUE TO PAY FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS.
SR121 REAFFIRMING A COMMITMENT TO ENDING SYSTEMIC RACISM AND INJUSTICE IN HAWAII AND THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES.
SR122 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO CONVENE A THERAPEUTIC PSILOCYBIN WORKING GROUP TO EXAMINE THE MEDICINAL AND THERAPEUTIC EFFECTS OF PSILOCYBIN AND DEVELOP A LONGTERM STRATEGIC PLAN TO ENSURE THE AVAILABILITY OF MEDICINAL PSILOCYBIN OR PSILOCYBIN-BASED PRODUCTS THAT ARE SAFE, ACCESSIBLE, AND AFFORDABLE FOR ELIGIBLE ADULT PATIENTS.
SR123 SD1 URGING THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS, THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, AND THE HAWAII DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO TAKE EVERY ACTION NECESSARY TO ADDRESS RAPIDLY INCREASING SAFETY RISKS AND COMMUNITY DISRUPTION RESULTING FROM INSUFFICIENT REGULATION OF TOUR HELICOPTER AND SMALL AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS THROUGHOUT HAWAII SKIES.
SR126 SD1 REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO ASSESS THE SOCIAL AND FINANCIAL EFFECTS OF REQUIRING HEALTH INSURERS TO PROVIDE COVERAGE FOR HEALTH CARE SERVICES RELATED TO GENDER TRANSITION TREATMENTS.
SR137 REQUESTING THAT THE COMPTROLLER CONVENE A HEALTHY WORKPLACE WORKING GROUP TO REVIEW AND RECOMMEND IMPROVEMENTS TO TRANSFORM STATE FACILITIES INTO GREEN FACILITIES AND MAXIMIZE HEALTH, IMPROVE PRODUCTIVITY, AND REDUCE FACILITY COSTS.
SR138 SD1 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO INITIATE THREE INNOVATIVE PILOT PROJECTS OF MEANINGFUL SCALE TO MODERNIZE TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE IN UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES.
SR143 RECOGNIZING AND SUPPORTING ONGOING COLLABORATIVE EFFORTS TO IMPLEMENT A STATEWIDE STRATEGY TO ELIMINATE VIRAL HEPATITIS TYPES A, B, AND C IN HAWAII.
SR144 REQUESTING THE FORMATION OF A WORKING GROUP TO EXAMINE THE GOVERNANCE AND MAINTENANCE OF SHARED AREAS IN NON-PLANNED COMMUNITY SUBDIVISIONS.
SR164 REQUESTING THE OFFICE OF PLANNING TO QUANTIFY THE AMOUNT OF LAND NEEDED TO MEET RENEWABLE ENERGY GOALS AND THE AMOUNT OF LAND NEEDED TO MEET FOOD SUSTAINABILITY GOALS AND TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE FUTURE SITING CONSIDERATIONS TO MEET BOTH GOALS.
SR171 SD1 REQUESTING THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS TO ESTABLISH THE BURIAL SITES WORKING GROUP TO EXAMINE THE BURIAL SITES PROGRAM UNDER THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES' STATE HISTORIC PRESERVATION DIVISION.
SR188 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO PRESERVE FUNDING PROGRAMS FOR LGBTQ+ HEALTH CARE SERVICES, INCLUDING THE HAWAII ISLAND HIV/AIDS FOUNDATION, AND TO ASSIST THE HAWAII ISLAND HIV/AIDS FOUNDATION IN APPLYING FOR FUNDING TO MAINTAIN ITS WEST HAWAII OPERATIONS LOCATED IN KAILUA-KONA.
SR189 SD1 REQUESTING THE HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION AND THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO CONVENE A TASK FORCE TO DEVELOP BETTER MISSION-DRIVEN HIRING AND TRAINING OF CULTURALLY-ACCEPTED INTERPRETERS EMPLOYED AT HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS FACILITIES AND TO CREATE CULTURALLY-ACCEPTED EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS ON PREVENTATIVE CARE AND EARLY INTERVENTION TO ASSIST NON-ENGLISH SPEAKING POPULATIONS SEEKING CARE AT HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION FACILITIES.
SR190 URGING THE HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION TO EXPAND THE KA‘U RURAL HEALTH CLINIC TO IMPROVE ACCESS TO URGENT CARE AND OUTPATIENT BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES.
SR194 SD1 URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO EXPAND ITS QUARANTINE FACILITIES OF THE PLANT QUARANTINE BRANCH.
SR195 SD1 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO EVALUATE TRAFFIC CONGESTION, HIGHWAY FLOODING, AND ROAD SAFETY ISSUES ON HAWAI‘I ISLAND.
SR199 URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO INCREASE THE USE OF RECLAIMED ASPHALT PAVEMENT TO REPAVE, RECONSTRUCT, AND PRESERVE STATE STREETS, ROADS, AND HIGHWAYS AND EXPLORE USE OF OTHER PRODUCTS USING RECLAIMED ASPHALT.
SR209 REQUESTING THE GOVERNOR TO PURSUE IMMEDIATE AND PERMANENT RELIEF FROM THE DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION FOR THE STATE AUTHORIZED USE OF CANNABIS IN HAWAII.
SR210 REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO ASSESS THE SOCIAL AND FINANCIAL EFFECTS OF MANDATING COVERAGE OF AMBULANCE AND COMMUNITY PARAMEDICINE SERVICES.
SR211 REQUESTING THE LEGISLATIVE REFERENCE BUREAU TO CONDUCT A STUDY EXAMINING THE EFFICACY OF THE HAWAII CARES PROGRAM OFFERED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH'S BEHAVIORAL HEALTH ADMINISTRATION ADULT MENTAL HEALTH DIVISION.
SR212 SD1 URGING THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE TO REPORT CURRENT CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 STATISTICS IN ORDER TO HELP PROTECT THE MILITARY AND LOCAL COMMUNITIES IN WHICH THE GOVERNMENT AND MILITARY INSTALLATIONS ARE LOCATED.
SR214 REQUESTING THAT JUNE 27 OF EACH YEAR BE RECOGNIZED AS POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS INJURY AWARENESS DAY AND DESIGNATING THE MONTH OF JUNE OF EACH YEAR AS POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS INJURY AWARENESS MONTH IN HAWAII.
SR215 REQUESTING THE LEGISLATIVE REFERENCE BUREAU TO COMPILE AND SYNTHESIZE RESEARCH STUDIES EXAMINING ALL POTENTIAL HEALTH IMPACTS OF RADIO FREQUENCY RADIATION, INCLUDING FIFTH-GENERATION CELLULAR NETWORKS.
SR216 REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO CONDUCT SOCIAL AND FINANCIAL ASSESSMENTS OF THE ADOPTION OF A UNIVERSAL, PUBLICLY-ADMINISTERED HEALTH CARE SYSTEM WITH A REQUIREMENT THAT THE HAWAII EMPLOYER-UNION HEALTH BENEFITS TRUST FUND BECOMES SELF-FUNDING AND OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A MANDATORY HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE SYSTEM IN THE FORM OF SELF-INSURED HEALTH BENEFITS PROGRAMS FOR EMPLOYER-UNION HEALTH BENEFITS TRUST FUND AND MEDICAID BENEFICIARIES USING ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES ONLY CONTRACTS FOR NECESSARY ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTIONS.
SR217 SD1 URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO IDENTIFY HOW COFFEE BERRY BORER AND COFFEE LEAF RUST ENTERED INTO HAWAII AND MEASURES TO PREVENT THE FLOW OF THESE INVASIVE SPECIES INTO THE STATE TO PROTECT THE ONGOING VIABILITY OF HAWAI‘I'S COFFEE INDUSTRY.
SR218 SD1 URGING THE HAWAII TOURISM AUTHORITY TO EXPLORE AND IMPLEMENT A VISITOR PLEDGE OF ALOHA TO EDUCATE AND EXPLAIN THE IMPORTANCE OF HAWAII'S ENVIRONMENT AND CULTURE AND ENCOURAGE INCREASED RESPECT AND APPRECIATION OF THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS.
SR219 SD1 URGING THE GOVERNOR AND COUNTY MAYORS TO SUPPORT AND FURTHER DIALOGUE AND CONVENING OF EFFORTS THROUGHOUT ALL SECTORS OF HAWAII TO PROACTIVELY DEVELOP NEW INITIATIVES THAT STRENGTHEN ‘AINA-BASED ASSETS TOWARD A MORE THRIVING HAWAII.