29th Legislature, 2018
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Floor session convene times for January 19, 2018:
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
SB245 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO GOVERNMENT RECORDS.
SB247 SD2 RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
SB274 RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDS.
SB296 RELATING TO RESIDENTIAL REAL PROPERTY.
SB297 RELATING TO RESIDENTIAL REAL PROPERTY.
SB298 SD1 HD2 RELATING TO SCHOOLS.
SB299 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB300 RELATING TO DISCLOSURES FOR BIOENGINEERED FOOD.
SB318 SD1 RELATING TO EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES.
SB319 RELATING TO MARIJUANA DISPENSARY GENERAL EXCISE TAX REVENUES.
SB328 PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE VI, SECTION 3, OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII TO AMEND THE TIMEFRAME TO RENEW THE TERM OF OFFICE OF A JUSTICE OR JUDGE AND REQUIRE CONSENT OF THE SENATE FOR A JUSTICE OR JUDGE TO RENEW A TERM OF OFFICE.
SB358 RELATING TO PUBLIC AGENCY MEETINGS.
SB412 SD2 RELATING TO CAMPAIGN FINANCE.
SB414 RELATING TO IMPORTANT AGRICULTURAL LANDS.
SB420 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO LASER DEVICES.
SB428 RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
SB433 SD1 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB434 RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.
SB435 RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS.
SB615 SD1 RELATING TO WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT.
SB616 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB617 SD1 RELATING TO RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY GRANTS.
SB618 HD1 RELATING TO THE BOARD OF EDUCATION.
SB619 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB620 SD2 HD2 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB621 RELATING TO POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION.
SB622 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB623 RELATING TO AQUACULTURE.
SB624 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB720 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO THE CONCUSSION PROGRAM.
SB725 SD1 RELATING TO BONDS.
SB1040 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
SB1041 RELATING TO FILM AND DIGITAL MEDIA INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT.
SB1042 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB1043 RELATING TO WAHIAWA GENERAL HOSPITAL.
SB1044 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB1059 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO SMALL BUSINESS.
SB1085 SD1 RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.
SB1094 RELATING TO THE RENEWABLE ENERGY.
SB1095 RELATING TO HIGHWAY BEAUTIFICATION AND DISPOSAL OF ABANDONED OR DERELICT VEHICLES REVOLVING FUND.
SB1099 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO SCHOOLS.
SB1100 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO RECORDS MANAGEMENT.
SB1147 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO HOUSING.
SB1161 SD1 RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
SB1183 SD2 HD2 CD1 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB1185 RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDS.
SB1204 SD1 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB1205 SD1 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB1206 RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
SB1207 RELATING TO LAKE WILSON.
SB1208 SD1 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB1210 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT.
SB1250 RELATING TO AQUACULTURE.
SB1254 RELATING TO CONCESSIONS.
SB1255 HD1 RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO HONOKAA LAND COMPANY, LLC.
SB1263 SD1 RELATING TO REAL ESTATE.
SB1279 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB1282 SD1 RELATING TO THE OFFENSE OF ABUSE OF FAMILY OR HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS.
SB1285 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB1287 RELATING TO ETHICS.
SB1288 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS FOR HPC FOODS, LTD.
SB1291 SD2 RELATING TO LIQUOR.
SB1292 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO THE HILO COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DISTRICT.
SB1298 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO RESIDENCE REQUIREMENTS FOR APPOINTED OFFICERS.
SB1300 RELATING TO CONSERVATION.
SB1305 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB1306 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND TOURISM.
SB1307 SD2 RELATING TO LAND USE.
SB1308 SD1 RELATING TO WAHIAWA GENERAL HOSPITAL.
SB1309 RELATING TO LAND EXCHANGE.
SB2013 RELATING TO CIVIL IDENTIFICATION.
SB2014 RELATING TO ANIMAL CRUELTY.
SB2020 RELATING TO THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION.
SB2064 RELATING TO HEALTH.
SB2083 RELATING TO AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS.
SB2084 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB2085 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB2240 RELATING TO VEHICLES.
SB2241 RELATING TO SCHOOLS.
SB2257 RELATING TO TAXATION.