30th Legislature, 2019
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Floor session convene times for March 25, 2019:
Senate: 11:30 a.m. | House of Representatives: 12:00 p.m.
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House District 42
Hawaii State Capitol
Room 418
phone: 808-586-8500
fax: 808-586-8504
rephar@Capitol.hawaii.gov
• Vice Chair, Education (2017)
• Vice Chair, Judiciary (2013-2014)
• Vice Chair, Water, Land and Ocean Resources (2009-2012)
• Vice Chair, Public Safety and Military Affairs (2007-2008)
• Chair, Interim Task Force on Smart Growth Development (2007)
• Member, Human Services (2017)
• Member, Health (2017)
• Member, High Education (2017)
• Member, Transportation (2007-2008, 2014-2016)
• Member, Labor & Public Employment (2007-2008, 2015-2016)
• Member, Consumer Protection and Commerce (2013-2016)
• Member, Public Safety (2014-2016)
• Member, Energy and Environmental Protection (2009-2012)
• Member, Housing (2009-2012)
• Member, Finance (2007-2012)
• Member, Special Investigative Committee on Bureau of Conveyances (2008)

• Attorney, Bays, Deaver, Lung, Rose & Holma. (April 2002 - Present)
• Aide, Honorable Mazie K. Hirono, Lieutenant Governor, State of Hawaii (August 1999 - March 2002)
• Law Clerk, Honorable Eden Elizabeth Hifo (fka Bambi Eden E. Weil), Circuit Court, First Circuit (June 1999 - August 1999)
• Intern, Office of the Prosecuting Attorney (September 1996 - December 1996)
• Law Clerk, Asian Legal Services, (CVLS) Chicago, Illinois (September 1994 - December 1995)
• Senior Paralegal, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, New York, New York (August 1990 - August 1993)
• 2014 American Kennel Club's Legislator of the Year
• 2014 Hawaii Family Advocates' Fearless Advocate Award Winner
• 2009 Mothers Against Drunk Driving special honorary recognition for introducing ignition interlock law
• 2008 Charles Dick Award Winner
• 2007 Arirang Television Korean-American Politicians to Watch
• 2007 Pacific Business News Forty Under 40

• Executive Secretary, Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii Alliance.
• Coordinator, Aloha United Way.
• Volunteer, Read to Me Program.
• Staff, National Commission on Teaching and America's Future, Hawaii Policy Group
• Director, Hawaii Korean Chamber of Commerce.
• Coordinator, Hawaii Blood Bank.
• President, Korean American Bar Association Hawaii.
• Junior Judge, Hawaii State Bar Association.
• Member, Funds For New York City Public Education.
• Volunteer, Legal Aid Society.
• Member, American Bar Association
• Member, Hawaii State Bar Association
• Member, Hawaii Korean Chamber of Commerce
• Member, Friends of Kapolei Library
Measures Introduced
 Title
HB259 HD1 RELATING TO THE HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSION ACT.
HB295 HD1 RELATING TO DOMESTIC ABUSE.
HB297 HD1 SD1 RELATING TO MOSQUITO VECTOR CONTROL.
HB298 HD1 RELATING TO INTRA-GOVERNMENTAL WHEELING.
HB309 HD1 RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
HB312 HD1 SD1 RELATING TO CREATIVE MEDIA.
HB383 HD1 RELATING TO CHILD WELFARE SERVICES.
HB387 HD1 RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB402 HD1 SD1 RELATING TO INCREASING THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS' PRO RATA SHARE OF PUBLIC LAND TRUST FUNDS.
HB435 RELATING TO INSURANCE.
HB436 RELATING TO CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE RESILIENCY.
HB437 HD1 SD1 RELATING TO CRIME VICTIM COMPENSATION FOR MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES.
HB445 HD1 RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR WATER REUSE.
HB450 HD1 RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL EMERGENCIES.
HB451 HD1 SD1 RELATING TO THE HAWAII ASSOCIATION OF CONSERVATION DISTRICTS.
HB452 HD1 RELATING TO PREFERENTIAL ELECTRICITY RATES FOR PROTECTED AGRICULTURE.
HB453 HD1 RELATING TO THE HAWAII PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY.
HB455 HD1 RELATING TO THE KAHOOLAWE ISLAND RESERVE COMMISSION.
HB458 HD1 RELATING TO SMALL BOAT HARBORS.
HB465 HD1 SD1 RELATING TO AGING.
HB466 HD1 SD1 MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE AGING AND DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER.
HB467 HD1 SD1 RELATING TO THE KUPUNA CAREGIVERS PROGRAM.
HB468 HD1 SD1 RELATING TO THE HEALTHY AGING PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM.
HB469 HD1 RELATING TO HEARING AIDS.
HB470 RELATING TO RETIREMENT SAVINGS.
HB471 HD1 RELATING TO AGING.
HB472 RELATING TO ACTIVE AGING.
HB473 RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.
HB474 RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB481 HD2 SD1 RELATING TO INSURANCE.
HB486 HD1 RELATING TO PROSTITUTION.
HB489 RELATING TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.
HB490 HD1 RELATING TO THE LICENSURE OF MIDWIVES.
HB521 HD1 RELATING TO OCULARISTS.
HB522 RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION.
HB523 HD1 RELATING TO THE GENERAL EXCISE TAX.
HB524 HD1 RELATING TO FIRE SPRINKLERS.
HB525 RELATING TO TAXATION.
HB526 RELATING TO TAXATION.
HB567 RELATING TO DIGITAL CONTENT BLOCKERS.
HB568 RELATING TO HOUSING.
HB569 RELATING TO LITTERING.
HB572 RELATING TO LICENSE PLATES.
HB575 RELATED TO PARKING.
HB597 RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
HB600 HD1 RELATING TO ACTIONS FOR QUIET TITLE.
HB644 RELATING TO CHILD SAFETY.
HB645 HD1 RELATING TO HAWAII FILM STUDIOS.
HB646 RELATING TO LIVE ADULT ENTERTAINMENT.
HB647 RELATING TO DIGITAL CONTENT BLOCKING CAPABILITIES.
HB648 RELATING TO UNFAIR AND DECEPTIVE PRACTICES.
HB649 HD1 RELATING TO TEACHER HOUSING SUBSIDIES.
HB650 HD1 RELATING TO TEACHER RETENTION.
HB651 RELATING TO THE HAWAII EDUCATOR LOAN PROGRAM.
HB652 RELATING TO TEACHERS.
HB653 HD1 RELATING TO STATE PARTITIONS.
HB656 RELATING TO CHILD CARE FACILITIES.
HB703 HD1 SD1 RELATING TO INTOXICATING LIQUOR.
HB715 RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
HB781 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.
HB782 HD1 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
HB783 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
HB823 RELATING TO FILIPINO VETERANS.
HB824 RELATING TO THE ALOHA ORDER OF MERIT.
HB828 RELATING TO DAM SAFETY.
HB829 RELATING TO TAXATION.
HB830 RELATING TO STATE PARKS.
HB837 RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSE.
HB840 RELATING TO THE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.
HB847 HD1 RELATING TO THE STATE CAPITOL.
HB857 HD2 SD1 RELATING TO TRAFFIC.
HB859 RELATING TO SUSTAINABILITY.
HB860 HD1 SD1 RELATING TO LAND AND BUILDING ACQUISITION.
HB861 HD2 RELATED TO LAND USE.
HB889 HD1 SD1 RELATING TO PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS.
HB908 HD2 SD1 RELATING TO THE TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX.
HB909 HD1 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
HB910 HD1 SD1 RELATING TO BANYAN DRIVE.
HB1077 RELATING TO FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY.
HB1078 RELATING TO THE STADIUM AUTHORITY.
HB1079 RELATING TO LAND PURCHASE.
HB1080 RELATING TO ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE.
HB1082 RELATING TO TRAILS.
HB1083 RELATING TO RAPID OHIA DEATH DISEASE.
HB1089 HD1 RELATING TO MEDICAL EDUCATION.
HB1096 RELATING TO FIREWORKS.
HB1097 HD1 RELATING TO FIREWORKS.
HB1098 HD1 RELATING TO FIREWORKS.
HB1099 RELATING TO FIREWORKS.
HB1100 HD1 RELATING TO EMERGENCY ACCESS TO SHELTER.
HB1152 RELATING TO MARINE RESOURCES.
HB1228 RELATING TO PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS.
HB1272 HD1 RELATING TO PRESCRIPTION DRUGS.
HB1276 HD1 SD1 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
HB1277 HD1 RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII PROMISE PROGRAM.
HB1335 RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE FORTY-SECOND REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT.
HB1415 HD1 RELATING TO HEALTH INSURANCE.
HB1462 HD1 RELATING TO UNFUNDED LIABILITIES.
HB1465 HD2 RELATING TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
HCR11 REQUESTING THE STATE AUDITOR TO PERFORM AN AUDIT ON THE USE OF GEOGRAPHIC EXCEPTIONS WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, INCLUDING REPORTING ON EQUITY IMPLICATIONS BASED ON THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE AUDIT.
HCR16 DESIGNATING MARCH 2019 AS BLEEDING DISORDERS AWARENESS MONTH.
HCR34 ENCOURAGING SUPPORT FOR THE FIRST COHORT OF UNDERPRIVILEGED, ECONOMICALLY-DISADVANTAGED STUDENTS IN HAWAII TO STUDY AT ELITE SCHOOLS IN ASIA THROUGH THE 2020 HAWAII-ASIA YOUTH PROGRAM.
HCR41 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO INCORPORATE AND IMPLEMENT A DRONE-INSTRUCTION CURRICULUM IN HAWAII'S PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
HCR64 AUTHORIZING THE SALE OF A LEASE OF CERTAIN SUBMERGED LANDS AT KALIHI-KAI, HONOLULU, OAHU, BY PUBLIC AUCTION.
HCR127 HD1 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS TO CONVENE AN INTERAGENCY ENFORCEMENT TASK FORCE TO COMBAT ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES RELATED TO THE CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATIONS OF "MONSTER HOMES" IN THE STATE.
HCR129 REQUESTING THE STATE TO CONVENE AN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO INVESTIGATE HOW TO IMPLEMENT, DEVELOP, AND REGULATE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN THE STATE.
HCR149 REQUESTING THE UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE TO ISSUE A COMMEMORATIVE POSTAGE STAMP IN HONOR OF ALFRED AHOLO APAKA.
HCR151 URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS TO BUILD ALTERNATIVE HOUSING OPTIONS FOR LESSEES.
HCR152 URGING THE CHAIRPERSON OF THE BOARD OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO RENAME THE RUSSIAN FORT ELIZABETH STATE HISTORICAL PARK IN WAIMEA, KAUA‘I, TO PA‘ULA‘ULA.
HCR153 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS TO PERFORM AN ACTUARIAL STUDY ON THE SIZE OF THE CURRENT AND PROJECTED FUTURE POPULATIONS OF HAWAIIANS ELIGIBLE TO LEASE HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS.
HCR154 SUPPORTING THE DEVELOPMENT OF A HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE PLAN AND REQUESTING THE CONVENING OF A COALITION TO DEVELOP THE PLAN.
HCR155 URGING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A NATIVE HAWAIIAN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY TASK FORCE TO DEVELOP A SUI GENERIS LEGAL SYSTEM TO RECOGNIZE AND PROTECT NATIVE HAWAIIAN CULTURAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, TRADITIONAL CULTURAL EXPRESSIONS, AND GENETIC RESOURCES.
HCR177 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES TO CONDUCT A STUDY ON WHETHER THE DENTAL AND MEDICAL SERVICES OFFERED BY THE STATE ARE ADEQUATE TO PROVIDE A BASIC STANDARD OF CARE FOR RESIDENTS WITH DISABILITIES.
HR10 REQUESTING THE STATE AUDITOR TO PERFORM AN AUDIT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION'S PROGRESS TOWARD AN ALTERNATIVE CERTIFICATION PROGRAM FOR SCHOOL LEADERS.
HR15 COMMENDING JOSEPH KUHIO LEWIS FOR HIS OUTSTANDING COMMITMENT TO THE NATIVE HAWAIIAN COMMUNITY.
HR17 DESIGNATING MARCH 2019 AS BLEEDING DISORDERS AWARENESS MONTH.
HR20 COMMENDING THE HONPA HONGWANJI MISSION OF HAWAI‘I FOR THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS TO ADVANCING HAWAIIAN CULTURE.
HR21 HONORING AND CELEBRATING HAWAIIAN CIVIC CLUB OF HONOLULU'S CENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY AND THE HAWAIIAN CIVIC CLUB MOVEMENT.
HR117 HD1 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS TO CONVENE AN INTERAGENCY ENFORCEMENT TASK FORCE TO COMBAT ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES RELATED TO THE CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATIONS OF "MONSTER HOMES" IN THE STATE.
HR119 REQUESTING THE STATE TO CONVENE AN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO INVESTIGATE HOW TO IMPLEMENT, DEVELOP, AND REGULATE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN THE STATE.
HR138 URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS TO BUILD ALTERNATIVE HOUSING OPTIONS FOR LESSEES.
HR139 URGING THE CHAIRPERSON OF THE BOARD OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO RENAME THE RUSSIAN FORT ELIZABETH STATE HISTORICAL PARK IN WAIMEA, KAUA‘I, TO PA‘ULA‘ULA.
HR140 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS TO PERFORM AN ACTUARIAL STUDY ON THE SIZE OF THE CURRENT AND PROJECTED FUTURE POPULATIONS OF HAWAIIANS ELIGIBLE TO LEASE HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS.
HR141 SUPPORTING THE DEVELOPMENT OF A HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE PLAN AND REQUESTING THE CONVENING OF A COALITION TO DEVELOP THE PLAN.
HR142 URGING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A NATIVE HAWAIIAN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY TASK FORCE TO DEVELOP A SUI GENERIS LEGAL SYSTEM TO RECOGNIZE AND PROTECT NATIVE HAWAIIAN CULTURAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, TRADITIONAL CULTURAL EXPRESSIONS, AND GENETIC RESOURCES.
HR159 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES TO CONDUCT A STUDY ON WHETHER THE DENTAL AND MEDICAL SERVICES OFFERED BY THE STATE ARE ADEQUATE TO PROVIDE A BASIC STANDARD OF CARE FOR RESIDENTS WITH DISABILITIES.