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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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 RELATING TO THE HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSION ACT.
HB295 RELATING TO DOMESTIC ABUSE.
HB297 RELATING TO MOSQUITO VECTOR CONTROL.
HB298 RELATING TO INTRA-GOVERNMENTAL WHEELING.
HB309 RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
HB312 RELATING TO CREATIVE MEDIA.
HB402 RELATING TO INCREASING THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS' PRO RATA SHARE OF PUBLIC LAND TRUST FUNDS.
HB383 RELATING TO CHILD WELFARE SERVICES.
HB387 RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB445 RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR WATER REUSE.
HB450 RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL EMERGENCIES.
HB435 RELATING TO INSURANCE.
HB451 RELATING TO THE HAWAII ASSOCIATION OF CONSERVATION DISTRICTS.
HB452 RELATING TO PREFERENTIAL ELECTRICITY RATES FOR PROTECTED AGRICULTURE.
HB436 RELATING TO CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE RESILIENCY.
HB453 RELATING TO THE HAWAII PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY.
HB437 RELATING TO CRIME VICTIM COMPENSATION FOR MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES.
HB455 RELATING TO THE KAHOOLAWE ISLAND RESERVE COMMISSION.
HB458 RELATING TO SMALL BOAT HARBORS.
HB465 RELATING TO AGING.
HB466 RELATING TO PARKING REQUIREMENTS.
HB467 RELATING TO THE KUPUNA CAREGIVERS PROGRAM.
HB468 RELATING TO THE HEALTHY AGING PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM.
HB469 RELATING TO HEARING AIDS.
HB521 RELATING TO OCULARISTS.
HB470 RELATING TO RETIREMENT SAVINGS.
HB522 RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION.
HB523 RELATING TO THE GENERAL EXCISE TAX.
HB524 RELATING TO FIRE SPRINKLERS.
HB471 RELATING TO AGING.
HB525 RELATING TO TAXATION.
HB526 RELATING TO TAXATION.
HB472 RELATING TO ACTIVE AGING.
HB481 RELATING TO INSURANCE.
HB473 RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.
HB474 RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB486 RELATING TO PROSTITUTION.
HB575 RELATED TO PARKING.
HB489 RELATING TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.
HB567 RELATING TO DIGITAL CONTENT BLOCKERS.
HB568 RELATING TO HOUSING.
HB490 RELATING TO THE LICENSURE OF MIDWIVES.
HB569 RELATING TO LITTERING.
HB572 RELATING TO LICENSE PLATES.
HB597 RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
HB600 RELATING TO ACTIONS FOR QUIET TITLE.
HB644 RELATING TO CHILD SAFETY.
HB645 RELATING TO HAWAII FILM STUDIOS.
HB646 RELATING TO LIVE ADULT ENTERTAINMENT.
HB647 RELATING TO DIGITAL CONTENT BLOCKING CAPABILITIES.
HB656 RELATING TO CHILD CARE FACILITIES.
HB648 RELATING TO UNFAIR AND DECEPTIVE PRACTICES.
HB649 RELATING TO TEACHER HOUSING SUBSIDIES.
HB650 RELATING TO TEACHER RETENTION.
HB651 RELATING TO THE HAWAII EDUCATOR LOAN PROGRAM.
HB652 RELATING TO TEACHERS.
HB653 RELATING TO STATE PARTITIONS.
HB703 RELATING TO INTOXICATING LIQUOR.
HB715 RELATING TO ELECTIONS.