30th Legislature, 2019
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House District 42
Hawaii State Capitol
Room 318
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 SD1 RELATING TO DOMESTIC ABUSE.
HB298 HD1 RELATING TO INTRA-GOVERNMENTAL WHEELING.
HB309 HD1 RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
HB312 HD1 SD2 RELATING TO CREATIVE MEDIA.
HB383 HD1 RELATING TO CHILD WELFARE SERVICES.
HB387 HD1 RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB402 HD1 SD2 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.
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.
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.
HB466 HD1 SD1 MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE AGING AND DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER.
HB467 HD1 SD2 RELATING TO THE KUPUNA CAREGIVERS PROGRAM.
HB469 HD1 SD1 RELATING TO HEARING AIDS.
HB470 RELATING TO RETIREMENT SAVINGS.
HB472 RELATING TO ACTIVE AGING.
HB473 RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.
HB474 RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB481 HD2 SD1 RELATING TO INSURANCE.
HB486 HD1 SD1 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.
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.
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.
HB1694 RELATING TO HEAT ABATEMENT.
HB1789 RELATING TO ASSOCIATIONS.
HB1865 HD1 RELATING TO ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE AND RELATED DEMENTIA.
HB1866 HD1 RELATING TO THE HEALTHY AGING PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM.
HB1867 HD1 RELATING TO THE KUPUNA CAREGIVERS PROGRAM.
HB1868 HD1 RELATING TO JURY DUTY.
HB1869 RELATING TO PARKING FOR DISABLED PERSONS.
HB1870 HD1 RELATING TO LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE.
HB1871 HD1 RELATING TO LONG TERM CARE.
HB1872 HD1 MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE OFFICE OF THE LONG-TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM.
HB1873 RELATING TO ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE.
HB1874 HD1 RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES AGAINST SENIORS.
HB1921 HD1 RELATING TO HUNTING.
HB1922 HD1 RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES.
HB1923 HD1 RELATING TO MEASUREMENT STANDARDS.
HB1924 HD1 RELATING TO SEARCH AND RESCUE.
HB1926 RELATING TO STATE FORMS.
HB1934 HD1 RELATING TO CLEAN AND RENEWABLE ENERGY JOBS.
HB1936 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE EDUCATION.
HB1950 HD1 RELATING TO AN UNDERWATER TUNNEL AND SUPPORTING ROADWAYS TO PROVIDE A MORE DIRECT CONNECTION BETWEEN EWA AND DOWNTOWN HONOLULU.
HB1976 RELATING TO LEGAL SERVICES FOR LOW-INCOME IMMIGRANTS.
HB1977 HD2 RELATING TO PHYSICIAN SHORTAGE.
HB1979 RELATING TO PROTECTIVE ORDERS.
HB2004 HD1 SD1 RELATING TO CHILD PASSENGER RESTRAINTS.
HB2010 HD1 RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
HB2011 RELATING TO THE GOVERNOR'S COORDINATOR ON NATIVE HAWAIIAN ADVANCEMENT.
HB2012 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
HB2013 RELATING TO NATIVE HAWAIIAN ART.
HB2016 RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.
HB2018 RELATING TO TRAINING.
HB2044 RELATING TO SEXUAL VIOLENCE PREVENTION EDUCATION.
HB2045 HD1 RELATING TO HEALTH CARE WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT.
HB2046 HD1 RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB2047 HD1 SD1 RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB2048 HD1 RELATING TO BULLYING.
HB2049 HD1 RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB2052 RELATING TO THE SAFE HAVEN LAW.
HB2053 RELATING TO CIVIL RIGHTS.
HB2056 RELATING TO TAXATION.
HB2057 HD2 RELATING TO PROOF OF DOMESTIC OR SEXUAL VIOLENCE VICTIM STATUS.
HB2062 HD2 RELATING TO THE SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN.
HB2067 HD1 RELATING TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.
HB2070 HD1 RELATING TO LAND.
HB2075 HD1 RELATING TO FILM TAX CREDIT.
HB2109 RELATING TO CRIMINAL PENALTIES.
HB2110 HD1 SD1 RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB2117 HD1 RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.
HB2144 RELATING TO EDUCATION FUNDING.
HB2145 RELATING TO SPECIAL EDUCATION.
HB2146 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
HB2177 HD1 SD1 RELATING TO CHILDHOOD SEXUAL ABUSE.
HB2197 HD1 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
HB2259 RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.
HB2260 RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.
HB2261 HD1 RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.
HB2262 RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.
HB2263 RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.
HB2418 RELATING TO LEGISLATIVE TESTIMONY.
HB2420 HD2 SD2 RELATING TO THE HAWAII CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION.
HB2421 HD2 RELATING TO THE HAWAI'I SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF AND BLIND.
HB2431 RELATING TO ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES.
HB2432 RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.
HB2433 RELATING TO EVIDENCE.
HB2434 RELATING TO TRAFFIC RULES.
HB2435 HD1 RELATING TO LICENSURE.
HB2494 RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.
HB2495 RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.
HB2541 HD1 RELATING TO HELPING WORKING FAMILIES.
HB2542 RELATING TO LAND DEVELOPMENT.
HB2543 HD1 SD2 RELATING TO ACCESS TO LEARNING.
HB2544 RELATING TO A SCHOOL FACILITIES AGENCY.
HB2555 HD1 RELATING TO THE NA WAI EHA WATERSHED.
HB2565 HD2 SD2 RELATING TO PESTICIDES.
HB2566 HD1 RELATING TO TRAFFIC SAFETY.
HB2576 RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL LEASES.
HB2577 RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL LANDS.
HB2606 RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.
HB2607 HD1 RELATING TO PUBLIC ORDER.
HB2608 RELATING TO THE LOW-INCOME HOUSING TAX CREDIT.
HB2613 RELATING TO CAMPAIGN FINANCE.
HB2615 HD1 RELATING TO SOCIAL SERVICES.
HB2616 RELATING TO EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS.
HB2629 HD1 RELATING TO HAWAII HOUSING FINANCE AND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.
HB2630 HD2 SD1 RELATING TO THE TRANSITION OF THE OAHU REGIONAL HEALTH CARE SYSTEM FROM THE HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION INTO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH.
HB2632 HD1 RELATING TO FOOD SECURITY.
HB2633 HD2 RELATING TO CANNABIS FOR MEDICAL USE.
HB2698 HD1 RELATING TO CONSTRUCTION WASTE.
HB2699 HD2 SD1 RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT.
HB2701 HD1 SD1 RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT.
HB2703 HD2 SD1 RELATING TO PREVENTING SCHOOL VIOLENCE.
HB2707 HD2 RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH.
HB2708 HD1 RELATING TO TAXATION.
HCR34 REQUESTING THAT THE WALL STREET JOURNAL INCLUDE HAWAIIAN AIRLINES IN THE NEWSPAPER'S FUTURE RANKINGS OF THE BEST AND WORST AIRLINES IN THE UNITED STATES.
HCR44 CONVENING A BEHAVIORAL HEALTH TASK FORCE TO DETERMINE COHERENT POLICIES AND PROCEDURES FOR THE TIMELY ADMISSION OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PATIENTS TO THE HAWAII STATE HOSPITAL AS NON-FORENSIC PATIENTS.
HCR45 URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES TO CONDUCT A STUDY ON THE REIMPLEMENTATION OF ADULT DENTAL BENEFITS FOR HAWAII RESIDENTS WHO ARE MEDICAID ENROLLEES.
HCR93 REQUESTING THE CONVENING OF A TASK FORCE TO EXAMINE THE CREATION AND REGULATION OF HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATIONS FOR PRESTATEHOOD SUBDIVISIONS.
HCR94 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO CONVENE A TASK FORCE TO REVIEW THE STATE'S FOOD SECURITY AND FOOD SAFETY PRACTICES.
HCR107 REQUESTING THE COMPLEX AREA SUPERINTENDENTS OF BALDWIN-KEKAULIKE-MAUI AND HANA-LAHAINALUNA-LANAI-MOLOKAI COMPLEX AREAS TO LOOK AT THE DISTRICT BOUNDARIES OF ALL SCHOOLS TO ADDRESS OVERCROWDING, THE NUMBER OF GEOGRAPHIC EXCEPTIONS, AND THE NUMBER OF HAWAIIAN IMMERSION STUDENTS ATTENDING OUTSIDE OF DISTRICT TO BETTER ALIGN THE DISTRICT BOUNDARIES AND ESTABLISH HAWAIIAN IMMERSION PROGRAMS IN OTHER DISTRICTS.
HCR109 ENCOURAGING ALL STATE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES TO COOPERATE AND ASSIST KAHO‘OLAWE ISLAND RESERVE COMMISSION WITH TECHNICAL, ENGINEERING, OR LOGISTICAL SUPPORT IN HELPING THE ISLAND OF KAHO‘OLAWE TO RECOVER FROM THE DEVASTATING FIRE THAT BEGAN ON FEBRUARY 22, 2020.
HCR116 REQUESTING THAT THE CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU PROHIBIT ELECTRIC SCOOTERS, ELECTRIC BICYCLES, AND ELECTRIC TRIKES ON SIDEWALKS.
HCR127 URGING THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, UNITED STATES CONGRESS, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, AND UNITED STATES CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION TO FULLY SUPPORT HAWAII IN THE SCREENING, PREVENTION, AND CONTAINMENT OF COVID-19.
HCR144 REQUESTING THE HAWAII TOURISM AUTHORITY TO CONDUCT A STUDY TO IDENTIFY AND ADDRESS THE IMPACTS OF TOURISM ON COMMUNITIES THROUGHOUT THE STATE.
HCR145 REQUESTING THE COLLECTION OF SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER IDENTITY INFORMATION BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH VIA THE BEHAVIORAL RISK FACTOR SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM, AND BY THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION VIA THE YOUTH RISK BEHAVIOR SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM.
HCR148 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO CONDUCT A STUDY ON THE POTENTIAL HEALTH RISKS OF 5G WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY, INCLUDING PEER REVIEWED SCIENTIFIC DATA ON 5G, AND A MORATORIUM BE IMPLEMENTED ON CURRENT AND FUTURE DEPLOYMENT OF 5G AND RELATED TECHNOLOGY UNTIL THE STUDY IS COMPLETED.
HR10 REQUESTING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A TASK FORCE TO ASSESS THE OUTSTANDING CLAIMS RELATING TO THE HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSION ACT.
HR17 RECOGNIZING JAMES T. FUNAKI, ESQ. FOR HIS EXEMPLARY CAREER AND EXTRAORDINARY CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE STATE OF HAWAII.
HR18 REQUESTING THAT THE WALL STREET JOURNAL INCLUDE HAWAIIAN AIRLINES IN THE NEWSPAPER'S FUTURE RANKINGS OF THE BEST AND WORST AIRLINES IN THE UNITED STATES.
HR29 CONVENING A BEHAVIORAL HEALTH TASK FORCE TO DETERMINE COHERENT POLICIES AND PROCEDURES FOR THE TIMELY ADMISSION OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PATIENTS TO THE HAWAII STATE HOSPITAL AS NON-FORENSIC PATIENTS.
HR30 URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES TO CONDUCT A STUDY ON THE REIMPLEMENTATION OF ADULT DENTAL BENEFITS FOR HAWAII RESIDENTS WHO ARE MEDICAID ENROLLEES.
HR74 REQUESTING THE CONVENING OF A TASK FORCE TO EXAMINE THE CREATION AND REGULATION OF HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATIONS FOR PRESTATEHOOD SUBDIVISIONS.
HR75 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO CONVENE A TASK FORCE TO REVIEW THE STATE'S FOOD SECURITY AND FOOD SAFETY PRACTICES.
HR89 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO EXPLORE WAYS IT CAN EXERCISE OVERSIGHT OVER COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS WHEN A DANGER TO THE COMMUNITY'S HEALTH EXISTS.
HR97 REQUESTING THAT THE CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU PROHIBIT ELECTRIC SCOOTERS, ELECTRIC BICYCLES, AND ELECTRIC TRIKES ON SIDEWALKS.
HR106 URGING THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, UNITED STATES CONGRESS, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, AND UNITED STATES CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION TO FULLY SUPPORT HAWAII IN THE SCREENING, PREVENTION, AND CONTAINMENT OF COVID-19.
HR125 REQUESTING THE COLLECTION OF SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER IDENTITY INFORMATION BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH VIA THE BEHAVIORAL RISK FACTOR SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM, AND BY THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION VIA THE YOUTH RISK BEHAVIOR SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM.
HR128 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO CONDUCT A STUDY ON THE POTENTIAL HEALTH RISKS OF 5G WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY, INCLUDING PEER REVIEWED SCIENTIFIC DATA ON 5G, AND A MORATORIUM BE IMPLEMENTED ON CURRENT AND FUTURE DEPLOYMENT OF 5G AND RELATED TECHNOLOGY UNTIL THE STUDY IS COMPLETED.
HR186 CONGRATULATING THE SAINT LOUIS CRUSADERS ON WINNING THE 2019 DIVISION I-OPEN FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP.
HR187 RECOGNIZING KAPENA FOR THEIR LIFELONG ACHIEVEMENTS AND PROFOUND IMPACT ON ISLAND MUSIC.