31st Legislature, 2022
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Floor session convene time for January 26, 2022:
Senate: 11:30 a.m. | House of Representatives: 12:00 p.m.
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Senate District 6
Hawaii State Capitol
Room: 230
phone: 808-586-6070
fax: 808-586-6071
senbaker@capitol.hawaii.gov
District Information
6th Senatorial District Map - South and West Maui (Makena, Wailea, Kihei, Ma‘alaea, Lahaina, Ka‘anapali, Napili, Kapalua)

We want to hear YOUR CONCERNS and ISSUES prior to the upcoming Legislative Session and also share with you the current budget picture, provide updates on other issues and projects relating to our community as well as provide valuable information on how to lobby the legislature and track various bills and measures on-line.
Experience
•  Chair, Commerce & Consumer Protection (2009-Present)
•  Chair, Senate Ways & Means (2006-08)
•  Joint Legislative Task Force to Conduct a Review of the State Highway Fund, (2007)
•  Joint Legislative Committee on Family Caregiving, 2006)
•  Chair, Senate Committee on Health (2002-2006
•  Economic Development Coordinator, Maui County (1999-2002)
•  Maui Economic Development Board
•  West Maui Domestic Violence Task Force
•  Ex-officio board member, Maui Visitors Bureau
Awards and Recognition
•  2017 State Senator of the Year - Healthcare Association of Hawai‘i
•  2017 LUNG FORCE Champion Award - American Lung Association in Hawai‘i
•  2017 Mike Lyons' Award - Hawai‘i Farm Bureau
•  2017 Legislator of the Year - Hawai‘i Dental Hygienists Association
•  2016 Legislator of the Year - National Association of Social Workers, Hawai‘i Chapter
•  2016 Advocacy Award - Hawai‘i Academy of Family Physicians
•  2015 Clydesdale Award - Anheuser-Busch Sales of Hawai‘i
•  2015 Legislator of the Year - Hawai‘i Farm Bureau
•  2015 State Senator of the Year - Healthcare Association of Hawai‘i
•  2015 Plaque of Appreciation - Lahaina Complex After School Tutoring Program
•  2015 Health Hero - Hawai‘i COPD Coalition
•  2014 State Award for Excellence - American Association of Nurse Practitioners
•  2014 Patsy T. Mink Award - Patsy T. Mink Political Action Committee
•  2014 Angel Award - Women Helping Women
•  2014 State Legislator of the Year - HiMSS
•  2014 Plaque of Appreciation - American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists, HI Division
•  2013 St. George National Award - American Cancer Society
•  2013 Achievement in Advocacy Award - Healthcare Association of Hawai‘i
•  2013 Legislator of the Year - Hawai‘i Dental Hygienists' Association
•  2012 Kahu Malama Award - Gregory House Programs
•  2012 Outstanding Elected Leader - The Coalition for Tobacco Free Hawai‘i
•  2012 Bette Takahashi Service Award - Planned Parenthood of Hawai‘i
•  2011 Nurse Champion Award - Pacific Institute of Nursing
•  2011 Faith in Democracy Award - Faith Action for Community Equity
•  2011 Exemplary Comprehensive Cancer Control Leadership by an Elected Official - C-Change
•  2011 National Distinguished Advocacy Award - American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
•  2011 Legislative Champion - American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
•  2011 Plaque of Appreciation - 3rd Annual Henry Kaleialoha Allen Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival
•  2010 Legislative Partner Award - Maui Family Support Services, Inc.
•  2010 Champion Award - Keiki Injury Prevention Coalition/Safe Kids Hawai‘i
•  2010 Shining Light Award - Hawai‘i Alliance for Retired Americans and Kokua Council
•  2010 Certificate of Appreciation - Hawai‘i Society of Respiratory Care
•  2010 Certificate of Appreciation - Mental Health America of Hawai‘i Maui Branch
•  2009 Legislator of the Year - The School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene
•  2009 "Friend of Nursing" Award - Honor Society of Nurses
•  2009 Good Government Club Special Recognition Award - Hawaiian Telcom
•  2009 Legislator of the Year - Nurse Associations of Hawai‘i
•  2008 Appreciation Award - School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene
•  2008 The Makua Makai Award - Cancer Research Center of Hawai‘i
•  2008 Exceptional Community Service Award - Maui Democrats
•  2007 Certificate of Appreciation - Hawai‘i Women's Political Caucus
•  2007 Plaque of Appreciation - Hawai‘i Counseling Association
•  2006 Certificate of Appreciation - Maui Tobacco Free Partnership
•  2006 Outstanding Elected Official - Coalition for a Tobacco Free Hawai‘i
•  2006 Kūlia Award - Hawai‘i Primary Care Association
•  2005 Raising the Bar Award
•  2005 Plaque of Appreciation - Maui Filipino Community Council and Binhi at Ani
•  2004 Legislator of the Year - Hawai‘i Optometric Association
•  2004 Legislator of the Year - Healthcare Association of Hawai‘i
•  2004 Certificate of Appreciation - Binhi at Ani
•  2003 Legislator of the Year - Hawai‘i Psychological Association
•  1998 Legislator of the Year - Hawai‘i Long Term Care Association
•  1995 Distinguished Alumni - Southwest Texas State University Alumni Association
•  1990 - Plaque of Appreciation - Parents, Teachers and Students of King Kamehameha III School

Paul Harris Fellow - The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International
Presidential Leadership Award - Women in Government
Certificate of Appreciation - Maui Tobacco Free Partnership
Measures Introduced
 Title
SB1 SD2 RELATING TO HOUSING.
SB63 RELATING TO ELECTRONIC SMOKING DEVICES.
SB64 SD1 RELATING TO MEDICAL CANNABIS.
SB65 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO INTOXICATING LIQUOR.
SB146 RELATING TO THE UNIFORM PROBATE CODE.
SB148 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB191 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
SB193 SD1 RELATING TO EQUITABLE GENDER REPRESENTATION ON CORPORATE BOARDS.
SB235 RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
SB236 RELATING TO COMMON INTEREST COMMUNITIES.
SB237 RELATING TO CARE FACILITIES.
SB238 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS.
SB239 RELATING TO THE ALOHASAFE ALERT APPLICATION.
SB246 SD1 HD2 RELATING TO GOVERNMENT.
SB248 RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.
SB249 RELATING TO SINGLE-USE PLASTICS.
SB251 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION NETWORK COMPANIES.
SB252 RELATING TO INDUSTRIAL HEMP DERIVED PRODUCTS.
SB253 RELATING TO MEDICAL CANNABIS.
SB254 RELATING TO CANNABIS FOR MEDICAL USE.
SB255 SD2 RELATING TO COMMERCIAL MARINE LICENSES.
SB563 SD1 RELATING TO COMMERCIAL TENANT PROTECTION.
SB564 RELATING TO THE MODEL STATE RIGHT-TO-REPAIR LAW.
SB565 SD1 RELATING TO ALCOHOL.
SB598 RELATING TO THE PRACTICE OF MEDICINE.
SB600 RELATING TO OFFENSES AGAINST HEALTH CARE SECURITY PROFESSIONALS.
SB601 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO ROOFING CONTRACTORS.
SB602 SD2 RELATING TO PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGERS.
SB603 RELATING TO CONSUMER PROTECTION.
SB604 RELATED TO PRESCRIPTION DRUG COSTS.
SB605 RELATING TO PRESCRIPTION DRUGS.
SB606 SD1 RELATING TO HOUSING.
SB607 SD3 HD1 RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.
SB608 RELATING TO GENERAL EXCISE TAX EXEMPTIONS.
SB609 RELATING TO VETERINARIANS.
SB610 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS.
SB611 SD1 RELATING TO BEHAVIOR ANALYSTS.
SB612 RELATING TO CRITICAL ELECTRICAL INFRASTRUCTURE.
SB613 SD2 RELATING TO PHYSICIAN WORKFORCE ASSESSMENT.
SB614 SD2 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB616 RELATING TO THE PRACTICE OF BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS.
SB617 RELATING TO THE PHYSICAL THERAPY PRACTICE ACT.
SB618 SD1 RELATING TO PARENTAGE.
SB619 SD2 RELATING TO ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSES.
SB620 SD1 RELATING TO ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSES.
SB621 RELATING TO TOBACCO PRODUCTS.
SB622 RELATING TO RESTRAINING ORDER VIOLATIONS.
SB623 RELATING TO HEALTH CARE.
SB624 RELATING TO HEALTH CARE.
SB625 RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.
SB626 RELATING TO TAXATION OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS CARRIERS.
SB627 RELATING TO ELECTRIC HYDROFOIL SURFBOARDS.
SB629 SD1 RELATING TO MEDICAL CANNABIS.
SB645 SD2 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB711 RELATING TO HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE.
SB746 RELATING TO HOUSING.
SB762 SD2 RELATING TO STATE CAPITOL FACILITIES.
SB826 SD1 RELATING TO SEX OFFENDERS.
SB827 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO BREAST CANCER SCREENING.
SB829 SD1 RELATING TO ABUSE OF FAMILY OR HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS.
SB830 SD2 RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT.
SB831 RELATING TO SEX TRAFFICKING.
SB832 RELATING TO VICTIM-COUNSELOR PRIVILEGE.
SB833 RELATING TO SEXUAL ABUSE OF MINORS.
SB835 RELATING TO INSPECTIONS OF CARE FACILITIES.
SB837 RELATING TO CRIMES AGAINST SENIORS.
SB839 SD2 RELATING TO HEALTH.
SB894 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB928 SD1 RELATING TO THE STATE FOUNDATION ON CULTURE AND THE ARTS.
SB974 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO CONSUMER PROTECTION.
SB975 SD1 RELATING TO PHARMACY AUDITS.
SB976 SD2 RELATING TO HEALTH.
SB1272 RELATING TO HEALTH.
SB1273 RELATING TO HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS.
SB1274 RELATING TO PSYCHOLOGY.
SB1275 SD2 RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYEES.
SB1297 SD1 RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST MAUIGROWN COFFEE, INC.
SB1310 RELATING TO COASTAL ZONE MANAGEMENT.
SB1355 RELATING TO CONSUMER PROTECTION.
SB1356 PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE V, SECTION 2, OF THE HAWAII STATE CONSTITUTION TO REQUIRE THE GUBERNATORIAL NOMINEE OF EACH POLITICAL PARTY TO SELECT THE PARTY'S LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR NOMINEE.
SB2032 RELATING TO GENETIC INFORMATION PRIVACY.
SB2033 RELATING TO THE ELECTRONIC PRESCRIPTION ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEM.
SB2035 RELATING TO REGENERATIVE TOURISM.
SB2037 RELATING TO TOBACCO PRODUCTS.
SB2057 RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.
SB2072 RELATING TO COURT-APPOINTED ATTORNEYS.
SB2073 RELATING TO TELEHEALTH.
SB2136 RELATING TO JURY SERVICE.
SB2141 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB2142 RELATING TO COMPUTER SCIENCE.
SB2144 RELATING TO ELECTRONIC INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ACCESSIBILITY FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES.
SB2145 RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.
SB2146 RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.
SB2184 RELATING TO DIGITAL LEARNING.
SB2187 RELATING TO SCHOOL-BASED HEALTH SERVICES.
SB2273 RELATING TO CANNABIS.
SB2274 RELATING TO THE CENTER FOR NURSING.
SB2275 RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION NETWORK COMPANIES.
SB2276 RELATING TO ACUPUNCTURE.
SB2277 RELATING TO CONTRACTOR PRACTICES.
SB2278 RELATING TO TOBACCO PRODUCTS.
SB2279 RELATING TO CATALYTIC CONVERTERS.
SB2280 RELATING TO DENTAL ASSISTANTS.
SB2281 RELATING TO PSYCHOLOGY.
SB2282 RELATING TO ABORTION CARE.
SB2295 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.
SB2423 RELATING TO THE ELECTRONIC PRESCRIPTION ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEM.
SB2440 RELATING TO TOBACCO USE DISORDER TREATMENT.
SB2441 RELATING TO LIQUOR.
SB2442 RELATING TO PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS.
SB2443 RELATING TO PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGERS.
SB2444 RELATING TO PEER-TO-PEER CAR-SHARING INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS.
SB2445 RELATING TO PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS.
SB2513 RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.
SB2563 RELATING TO TOBACCO PRODUCTS.
SB2572 RELATING TO REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES.
SB2595 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH.
SB2597 RELATING TO LOAN REPAYMENT FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS.
SB2600 RELATING TO UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS.
SB2602 RELATING TO LIMITATIONS ON WORK HOURS FOR NURSES.
SB2609 RELATING TO SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS FOR NONPROFIT CORPORATIONS THAT PROVIDE HEALTH CARE FACILITIES TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC.
SB2620 RELATING TO AIRLINES.
SB2621 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE.
SB2625 RELATING TO GAME MANAGEMENT.
SB2627 MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.
SB2631 RELATING TO EDUCATION FUNDING.
SB2634 RELATING TO HEALTH.
SB2635 RELATING TO COVERAGE FOR MAMMOGRAPHY.
SB2636 RELATING TO CIVIL RIGHTS.
SB2637 RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.
SB2638 RELATING TO THE COMMERCIAL SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN.
SB2639 RELATING TO THE COMPREHENSIVE OFFENDER REENTRY SYSTEM.
SB2641 RELATING TO THE JUDICIARY.
SB2642 RELATING TO FAMILY.
SB2643 RELATING TO DOMESTIC ABUSE.
SB2644 RELATING TO ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS.
SB2645 RELATING TO ACCESS TO BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES.
SB2646 RELATING TO CONSUMER PROTECTION.
SB2647 RELATING TO FETAL ALCOHOL SPECTRUM DISORDERS.
SB2648 RELATING TO THRILL CRAFT.
SB2649 RELATING TO SEXUAL ABUSE OF MINORS.
SB2653 RELATING TO WATER QUALITY MANAGEMENT.
SB2657 RELATING TO MEDICAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING.
SB2658 MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION TO FUND A GRANT TO THE BOARD OF WATER SUPPLY FOR EMERGENCY OPERATIONS, FUTURE PLANNING, AND GROUND WATER REMEDIATION.
SB2667 RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.
SB2668 RELATING TO THE LAND USE COMMISSION.
SB2680 RELATING TO HEALTH.
SB2735 RELATING TO BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CRISIS STABILIZATION BEDS.
SB2737 RELATING TO A BEHAVIORAL HEALTH LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY.
SB2771 RELATING TO RISK AND NEEDS ASSESSMENT FOR FEMALE OFFENDERS.
SB2773 RELATING TO EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS.
SB2774 RELATING TO WOMEN'S COMMUNITY CORRECTIONAL CENTER.
SB2777 RELATING TO SEARCHES OF FEMALE INMATES.
SB2821 RELATING TO MENSTRUAL EQUALITY.
SB2852 RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
SB2856 RELATING TO PRETRIAL RELEASE.
SB2882 RELATING TO COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS.
SB2886 RELATING TO BROADBAND EQUITY.
SB3206 RELATING TO DATA ABOUT SNORKELS AND MASKS.
SB3207 RELATING TO WOMEN'S COURT.
SB3208 RELATING TO HEALTHCARE PRECEPTORS.
SB3224 RELATING TO THE PULEHUNUI COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT.
SB3225 RELATING TO DAM AND RESERVOIR SAFETY.
SB3226 RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
SB3245 RELATING TO HUMAN TRAFFICKING.
SB3248 RELATING TO AMBULANCES.
SB3286 RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDS.
SB3288 RELATING TO TELEHEALTH.