30th Legislature, 2019
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Floor session convene times for February 19, 2019:
Senate: 11:30 a.m. | House of Representatives: 12:00 p.m.
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Senate District 22
Hawaii State Capitol
Room 202
phone: 808-586-6090
fax: 808-586-6091
sendelacruz@capitol.hawaii.gov
Member of the following committees:
District Information
22nd Senatorial District Map (Part 1 | Part 2) - Mililani Mauka, Waipi‘o Acres, Wheeler, Wahiawa, Whitmore Village, portion of Poamoho
Experience
Educational Background
•  Leilehua High School - Class of 1991
•  University of Oregon: BA in Journalism, BA in Communications Studies, 1995

Government Service
Current:
Hawaii State Senate:
•  Majority Whip
•  Vice Chair, Committee on Ways and Means
•  Member, Committee on Education
•  Member, Committee on Government Operations
•  Member, Committee on Water, Land, and Agriculture

Other:
•  Member, Transit Oriented Task Force
•  Member, State Land Use Task Force
•  Member, State Capitol Management Task Force
•  Board Member, Hawaii Asia Pacific Association (HAPA) Young Leaders
•  Member, National Association of Latino Elected Officials (NALEO)
•  Member, National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL)
•  Member, Board of Hispanic Caucus Chairs (BHCC)
•  Member, Urban Land Institute
•  Member, Clean and Safe Energy Coalition
•  Member, NHCSL Racial Equality Youth Program
•  Chair, NHCSL Business & Economic Development Task Force
•  Co-Chair, Board of Hispanic Caucus Chairs Annual Conference in Hawaii, 2013

Nominations/Invitations:
•  American Council of Young Political Leaders (ACYPL) Exchange Program to Australia - 2013
•  American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Educational Seminar in Israel - 2013
•  Young Elected Officials (YEO) 2013 National Convening, Washington, D. C.
•  Council of State Governments (CSG), Western Legislative Academy for Legislators - 2012
•  Emerging Leaders Program, University of Virginia - 2013
•  Board of Hispanic Caucus Chairs Leadership Workshop, Harvard Kennedy School of Executive Education - 2013

Certifications
•  U.S. Department of Homeland Security - Incident Command System (ICS-402) - 2013

Past:
Honolulu City Council (2003-2010):
•  Chair, 2003-2007
•  Chair, Committee on Executive Matters
•  Chair, Committee on Public Safety & Services
•  Vice-Chair, Committee on Public Infrastructure
•  Member, Committee on Planning
•  Member, Committee on Transportation

Other:
•  State Commission on National and Community Service - 2010
•  Governor's Working Group on the Purchase of Turtle Bay - 2009
•  Board of Directors, National Association of Counties (NACo) - 2003-2009
•  NACo Annual Conference Advisory Committee - 2005
•  Chair, NACo 2005 Annual Conference and Exposition Steering Committee
•  Secretary, Hawaii State Association of Counties - 2003-2004
•  Chair, Wahiawa Neighborhood Board, 2000-2002

Current Profession
•  Vice President for Communications, DTL Hawaii

Prior Professions
•  Director of Marketing, Watermark Publishing
•  Account Supervisor, Stryker Weiner & Yokota Public Relations
•  Account Executive, McNeil Wilson Communications
•  Public Relations Coordinator, Hilton Hawaiian Village

Creator/Author
•  The Whitmore Project - to revitalize Central Oahu by re-establishing agricultural dominance in the area
•  Publications: The Okazu Guide, The Puka Guide, The Omiyage Guide

Community Service
•  Member, Leilehua High School Education Foundation, Past President
•  Member, Leilehua Alumni and Community Association
•  Member, Advisory Council, Leeward Community College
•  Member, Leeward Community College Culinary Institute Board
•  Vice-President (2001-2002), Filipino Chamber of Commerce
•  Member, Wahiawa Lions Club
•  Member, Our Lady of Sorrows Parish

Honors and Awards
•  Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation Inaugural Champion of Agriculture Award - 2013
•  Filipino Community Council of Hawaii Progress Award for Excellence in Government Service, 2007
•  Pacific Century Fellow, 2004
•  Pacific Business News Forty and Under 40 Award, 2001
•  Public Relations Society of America Koa Anvil Award, 2001
Measures Introduced
 Title
SB197 RELATING TO CAMPAIGN FINANCE.
SB203 RELATING TO VACCINATIONS.
SB273 RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
SB274 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.
SB275 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION.
SB276 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY.
SB277 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES.
SB278 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS.
SB279 SD1 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES.
SB280 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT.
SB281 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH.
SB282 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS.
SB283 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.
SB284 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE.
SB285 SD1 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS.
SB286 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND TOURISM.
SB287 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF BUDGET AND FINANCE.
SB288 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL.
SB289 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE.
SB290 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTING AND GENERAL SERVICES.
SB291 RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF ENTERPRISE TECHNOLOGY SERVICES.
SB297 RELATING TO DIGITAL MEDIA.
SB298 RELATING TO TAX INCREMENT BONDS.
SB303 RELATING TO GARDENS.
SB338 RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS.
SB341 SD1 RELATED TO THE PRACTICE OF BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS.
SB342 RELATING TO CRIMINAL DEFENSE.
SB364 SD1 RELATING TO TOURISM.
SB365 SD1 RELATING TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
SB366 SD1 RELATING TO HEALTH.
SB367 SD1 RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.
SB368 RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.
SB369 RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.
SB370 RELATING TO THE HAWAII TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.
SB371 SD1 RELATING TO SCHOOLS.
SB372 RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.
SB373 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB374 RELATING TO POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION.
SB375 SD1 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB376 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB377 RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
SB378 RELATING TO LAND USE.
SB379 SD1 RELATING TO LAND EXCHANGE.
SB380 SD1 RELATING TO THE TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX.
SB381 SD1 RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL LANDS.
SB382 SD1 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB383 SD1 RELATING TO YOUTH SUICIDE PREVENTION.
SB384 RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.
SB385 RELATING TO PROFESSIONAL AND VOCATIONAL LICENSING.
SB386 RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE SUN SCREENING DEVICES.
SB387 SD1 RELATING TO TEACHER RENTAL HOUSING.
SB388 SD1 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB389 RELATING TO PREFERENTIAL ELECTRICITY RATES FOR PROTECTED AGRICULTURE.
SB390 SD1 RELATING TO SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM INCENTIVES.
SB391 SD1 RELATING TO BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS.
SB392 SD1 RELATING TO SPECIAL EDUCATION.
SB393 RELATING TO COASTAL ZONE MANAGEMENT.
SB394 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB395 RELATING TO CONVEYANCE TAX.
SB396 RELATING TO MARKETPLACE FACILITATORS.
SB397 SD1 RELATING TO CONTRACTING.
SB398 SD1 RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.
SB399 RELATING TO NON-GENERAL FUNDS.
SB492 SD1 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES.
SB493 SD1 RELATING TO HEALTH CARE INSURANCE.
SB494 SD1 RELATING TO THE GENERAL FUND BALANCE.
SB495 SD1 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB584 RELATING TO FUNDING FOR SCHOOL REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE.
SB666 SD1 RELATING TO AN AIRPORTS CORPORATION.
SB684 SD1 RELATING TO COMMUNITY MEETINGS.
SB686 SD1 RELATING TO MARIJUANA.
SB690 SD1 RELATING TO CLIMATE CHANGE.
SB691 RELATING TO SUICIDE PREVENTION TRAINING.
SB698 SD1 RELATING TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS.
SB711 SD1 RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL LAND.
SB712 SD1 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB713 RELATING TO THE HAWAII TOURISM AUTHORITY.
SB714 SD1 RELATING TO THE TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX.
SB832 SD1 RELATING TO IMPORTANT AGRICULTURAL LANDS.
SB837 SD1 RELATING TO FARMS.
SB843 RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
SB845 RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
SB858 SD1 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.
SB890 RELATING TO RENTAL HOUSING.
SB895 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB968 RELATING TO CARGO INSPECTIONS.
SB973 RELATING TO FIREWORKS.
SB976 SD1 RELATING TO PUBLIC LIBRARIES.
SB979 RELATING TO A STATE LOTTERY.
SB981 SD1 RELATING TO THE HAWAII TEACHER STANDARDS BOARD SPECIAL FUND.
SB983 SD1 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB1033 SD1 RELATING TO THE LICENSURE OF MIDWIVES.
SB1034 SD1 RELATING TO INSURANCE.
SB1035 RELATING TO SEXUAL VIOLENCE.
SB1036 RELATING TO CLINICAL VICTIM SUPPORT SERVICES.
SB1037 RELATING TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.
SB1038 RELATING TO HUMAN TRAFFICKING.
SB1039 RELATING TO PROSTITUTION.
SB1040 SD1 RELATING TO SEX TRAFFICKING.
SB1041 SD1 RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES.
SB1042 SD1 RELATING TO CIVIL RIGHTS.
SB1065 RELATING TO HIRING.
SB1128 RELATING TO IMPROVEMENTS AT LEILEHUA HIGH SCHOOL.
SB1129 RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR THE WAHIAWA PUBLIC LIBRARY.
SB1130 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB1131 SD1 RELATING TO OHANA ZONES.
SB1132 RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII COMMUNITY COLLEGES.
SB1358 RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR AGRICULTURAL LAND ON OAHU.
SB1359 SD1 RELATING TO THE AGRIBUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.
SB1360 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB1361 RELATING TO ESTATE TAXES.
SB1362 RELATING TO THE CONVEYANCE TAX.
SB1417 SD1 RELATING TO FILIPINO VETERANS BURIAL ASSISTANCE.
SB1419 SD1 RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
SB1421 SD1 RELATING TO CRIMINAL PRETRIAL REFORM.
SB1446 SD1 RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS.
SB1451 RELATING TO STATE HOLIDAYS.
SB1458 RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS FOR THE WAHIAWA WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT.
SB1459 SD1 RELATING TO THE STATE SURFING COMMISSION.
SB1460 SD1 RELATING TO INTOXICATING LIQUOR.
SB1461 RELATING TO SCIENCE.
SB1468 RELATING TO HOUSING.
SB1504 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB1505 RELATING TO HARBORS.
SB1514 SD1 RELATING TO STATE AGENCIES.
SB1515 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB1531 RELATING TO IOLANI PALACE.
SB1533 RELATING TO TAXATION.
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.
SCR20 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND HAWAII TOURISM AUTHORITY TO REPORT TO THE LEGISLATURE ON THE PROCESSING OF STATE OF HAWAII PLANT AND ANIMAL DECLARATION FORMS, INCLUDING THE COSTS INVOLVED, AND CONVENE A TASK FORCE TO REVIEW THE EFFICACY OF SUCH FORMS.
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.
SR15 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND HAWAII TOURISM AUTHORITY TO REPORT TO THE LEGISLATURE ON THE PROCESSING OF STATE OF HAWAII PLANT AND ANIMAL DECLARATION FORMS, INCLUDING THE COSTS INVOLVED, AND CONVENE A TASK FORCE TO REVIEW THE EFFICACY OF SUCH FORMS.