30th Legislature, 2019
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Floor session convene times for January 22, 2019:
Senate: 9:30 a.m. | House of Representatives: 9:00 a.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 RELATING TO HOUSING.
SB11 RELATING TO POLYSTYRENE FOAM CONTAINERS.
SB18 RELATING TO ATHLETE AGENTS.
SB19 RELATING TO SURPLUS LINES.
SB95 RELATING TO CANCER RESEARCH.
SB203 RELATING TO VACCINATIONS.
SB210 RELATING TO PARENTAL RIGHTS.
SB214 RELATING TO THE CHILD PROTECTIVE ACT.
SB242 RELATING TO HEALTH.
SB244 RELATING TO THE STATEWIDE TRAFFIC CODE.
SB247 RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
SB248 RELATING TO TRAILS.
SB258 RELATING TO LEAD-BASED PAINT.
SB260 RELATING TO PLASTIC STRAWS.
SB262 RELATING TO PUEO RESEARCH.
SB263 RELATING TO CLIMATE CHANGE.
SB265 RELATING TO ‘ULU.
SB297 RELATING TO DIGITAL MEDIA.
SB298 RELATING TO TAX INCREMENT BONDS.
SB299 RELATING TO THE BOARD OF EDUCATION.
SB409 RELATING TO ELECTRIC VEHICLES.
SB410 RELATING TO THE TRAFFIC CODE.
SB414 RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE.
SB524 RELATING TO COUNTY AUTHORITY ON THE SALE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS.
SB525 RELATING TO HEALTH.
SB526 RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.
SB527 RELATING TO CANNABIS FOR MEDICAL USE.
SB528 RELATING TO HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONERS.
SB529 RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.
SB530 RELATING TO THE GENERAL EXCISE TAX.
SB531 RELATING TO HEALTH.
SB532 RELATING TO HEALTH CARE PEER REVIEW.
SB533 RELATING TO STATE BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS.
SB534 RELATING TO HEALTHCARE.
SB535 RELATING TO PHARMACISTS PRESCRIBING AND DISPENSING OF OPIOID ANTAGONIST.
SB536 RELATING TO PRESCRIPTIONS.
SB537 RELATING TO CONSUMER PROTECTION.
SB538 RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH.
SB539 RELATING TO HEALTH CARE WORKERS.
SB540 RELATING TO THE BOARD OF PHARMACY.
SB541 RELATING TO MEDICAL CANNABIS PRODUCTS.
SB542 RELATING TO HEALTH.
SB543 RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE INSURANCE.
SB544 RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES.
SB545 RELATING TO MEDICAL CANNABIS.
SB546 RELATING TO ATHLETE AGENTS.
SB547 RELATING TO THE PHYSICAL THERAPY PRACTICE ACT.
SB548 RELATING TO HEALTH.
SB549 RELATING TO HEALTHY BEVERAGES FOR CHILDREN.
SB550 RELATING TO THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION.
SB551 RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
SB552 RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
SB553 RELATING TO BROADBAND SERVICE INFRASTRUCTURE.
SB573 RELATING TO GROUP LIVING FACILITIES.
SB574 RELATING TO CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT.
SB575 RELATING TO THE STATE COORDINATOR ON HOMELESSNESS.
SB578 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB579 RELATING TO TAX CREDITS.
SB587 RELATING TO THE BOARD OF EDUCATION.
SB591 RELATING TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
SB594 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB599 RELATING TO THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM.
SB607 RELATING TO CRIME VICTIM COMPENSATION FOR MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES.
SB609 RELATING TO CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE RESILIENCY.
SB666 RELATING TO AN AIRPORTS CORPORATION.
SB682 RELATING TO FOOD LABELING.
SB684 RELATING TO COMMUNITY MEETINGS.
SB688 RELATING TO EDUCATION FUNDING.
SB690 RELATING TO CLIMATE CHANGE.
SB691 RELATING TO SUICIDE PREVENTION TRAINING.
SB692 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB696 RELATING TO CESSPOOLS.
SB697 RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES.
SB698 RELATING TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS.
SB700 RELATING TO A COAL-FREE HAWAII.
SB701 RELATING TO THE HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE.
SB716 RELATING TO TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS.
SB721 RELATING TO ONLINE PLATFORMS.
SB737 RELATING TO RESTORATIVE JUSTICE.
SB747 RELATING TO OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION.
SB748 RELATING TO BOARD MEMBERS.
SB755 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB767 RELATING TO CONTRACTORS.
SB768 RELATING TO ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES.
SB769 RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.
SB770 RELATING TO REAL ESTATE LICENSES.
SB771 RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.
SB772 RELATING TO LIQUOR LAWS.
SB773 RELATING TO INTOXICATING LIQUOR.
SB774 RELATING TO PROFESSIONAL AND VOCATIONAL LICENSING.
SB775 RELATING TO INTOXICATING LIQUOR.
SB776 RELATING TO COASTAL HIGHWAYS.
SB777 RELATING TO HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS.
SB804 RELATING TO PALLIATIVE CARE.
SB805 RELATING TO EMPLOYER AND EMPLOYEE RELATIONSHIP.
SB806 RELATING TO MONEY TRANSMITTERS.
SB807 RELATING TO THE ELECTRONIC PRESCRIPTION ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEM.
SB808 RELATING TO PRESCRIPTION DRUGS.
SB809 RELATING TO SERVICE CONTRACTS.
SB810 RELATING TO PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS.
SB811 RELATING TO LEGISLATIVE ACCESS THROUGH REMOTE TESTIMONY.
SB812 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS.
SB813 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH.
SB814 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH.
SB815 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH.
SB816 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH.
SB817 RELATING TO SELF-SERVICE STORAGE.
SB818 RELATING TO SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS.
SB819 RELATING TO PRESCRIPTIVE AUTHORITY FOR CERTAIN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGISTS.
SB820 RELATING TO SCHOOL BASED HEALTH.
SB821 RELATING TO GENDER EQUITY.
SB822 RELATING TO REBUILT VEHICLES.
SB823 RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE REPAIRS.
SB824 RELATING TO RENTALS OF MOPEDS AND MOTOR SCOOTERS.
SB825 RELATING TO MEDICAL MALPRACTICE.
SB826 RELATING TO PRIVACY NOTICE FOR INSURANCE.
SB827 RELATING TO CONSUMER PROTECTION.
SB828 RELATING TO COASTAL EROSION PROACTIVE ADAPTATION PLAN.
SB829 RELATING TO WATER RIGHTS.
SB832 RELATING TO IMPORTANT AGRICULTURAL LANDS.
SB834 RELATING TO SOLAR ENERGY.
SB837 RELATING TO FARMS.
SB838 RELATING TO THE LAND CONSERVATION FUND.
SB842 PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE II OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII.
SB843 RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
SB844 RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
SB845 RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
SB846 RELATING TO VOTING.
SB847 RELATING TO FIDUCIARY ACCESS TO DIGITAL ASSETS.
SB851 RELATING TO DECEPTIVE TRADE PRACTICES.
SB852 RELATING TO RESTITUTION FOR VICTIMS OF CRIME.
SB857 RELATING TO PAYMENTS OF SUPPORT.
SB858 PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 12 AND 13, OF THE HAWAII CONSTITUTION TO AUTHORIZE THE COUNTIES TO ISSUE TAX INCREMENT BONDS AND TO EXCLUDE TAX INCREMENT BONDS FROM DETERMINATIONS OF THE FUNDED DEBT OF THE COUNTIES.
SB860 RELATING TO COURT PROCEEDINGS.
SB903 RELATING TO POSTGRADUATE RESIDENT PHYSICIANS AND FELLOWS.
SB984 RELATING TO SCHOOL BASED HEALTH SERVICES.
SB1009 RELATING TO FLAVORED TOBACCO PRODUCTS.
SB1010 RELATING TO HEALTH.
SB1013 RELATING TO BULLYING.
SB1014 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB1015 RELATING TO SAFE AND EFFECTIVE DISCIPLINE.
SB1016 RELATING TO SALES OF TOBACCO.
SB1017 RELATING TO SEXUAL VIOLENCE PREVENTION EDUCATION.
SB1020 RELATING TO RENTAL ASSISTANCE.
SB1022 RELATING TO CHILD WELFARE SERVICES.
SB1033 RELATING TO THE LICENSURE OF MIDWIVES.
SB1034 RELATING TO INSURANCE.
SB1035 RELATING TO SEXUAL VIOLENCE.
SB1036 RELATING TO CLINICAL VICTIM SUPPORT SERVICES.
SB1038 RELATING TO HUMAN TRAFFICKING.
SB1039 RELATING TO PROSTITUTION.
SB1040 RELATING TO SEX TRAFFICKING.
SB1041 RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES.
SB1042 RELATING TO CIVIL RIGHTS.
SB1044 RELATING TO BREAST CANCER SCREENING.
SB1045 RELATING TO INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE.
SB1046 RELATING TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.
SCR12 REQUESTING MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO AMEND FEDERAL LAW TO ENSURE THAT VICTIMS OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND SEXUAL ASSAULT WHO MIGHT OTHERWISE BE FORCED INTO ARBITRATION AND SILENCE INSTEAD HAVE ACCESS TO THE COURTS.
SR11 REQUESTING MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO AMEND FEDERAL LAW TO ENSURE THAT VICTIMS OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND SEXUAL ASSAULT WHO MIGHT OTHERWISE BE FORCED INTO ARBITRATION AND SILENCE INSTEAD HAVE ACCESS TO THE COURTS.