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 10
Hawaii State Capitol
Room 220
phone: 808-586-6250
fax: 808-586-6251
senihara@capitol.hawaii.gov
District Information
10th Senatorial District Map - Kaimuki, Kapahulu, Palolo, St. Louis Heights, Maunalani Heights, Moiliili, Ala Wai
Legislative Experience
•  State Senate, 1994 to present
•  Senate Majority Policy Leader, 2006 to 2015
•  Joint Legislative Access Committee, Co-Chair
•  Joint Committee on Aging in Place, Co-Chair
•  House of Representatives, 1986-1994
•  House Majority Floor Leader
•  House Intergovernmental Affairs Committee, Chair
•  1978 Constitutional Convention, Delegate & Vice President

National Organizations
•  National Conference of State Legislatures, Legislative Effectiveness Committee, Co-Chair, 2011 to 2014
•  Kettering Foundation, Board of Directors, since 2010
•  National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation, member since 2003
•  National Issues Forum Institute, Board of Directors, 2003-2005

Community Experience
•  Kaimuki-Waialae YMCA Board of Managers
•  Kaimuki Lions Club
•  Kaimuki Business & Professional Association
•  Palolo Community Council
•  Palolo Neighborhood Board
•  New Kapahulu Business Association
•  Ala Wai Watershed Community Network
•  Neighborhood Security Watch Association of Hawaii
•  Community Work Day Program
Awards and Recognition
•  Shining Light Award, Hawai‘i Alliance for Retired Americans (2008)
•  Na Lima Kokua Ma Waena O Makua Award, Hawai‘i Pacific Gerontological Society (2006)
•  Good Government Angel Award, Hawai‘i Pro-Democracy Initiative (2003-2004)
•  Lawmaker of the Year, Small Business Hawai‘i (2003)
•  Unsung Hero Award, Hawai‘i's Thousand Friends (2002)
•  Civic Leadership Award, Hawai‘i Technology Trade Association (2000)
•  Good Government Award, Common Cause Hawai‘i (1997 & 1993)
Measures Introduced
 Title
SB13 RELATING TO HEALTH.
SB182 RELATING TO SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT.
SB223 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE.
SB224 SD2 HD2 RELATING TO PSYCHOLOGY.
SB230 RELATING TO EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT.
SB244 RELATING TO OPEN GOVERNMENT.
SB245 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO GOVERNMENT RECORDS.
SB246 RELATING TO VOTING.
SB257 RELATING TO FOOD SECURITY.
SB258 RELATING TO PROPELLER GUARDS.
SB262 SD1 RELATING TO CHILDREN.
SB263 RELATING TO THE UNIFORM INFORMATION PRACTICES ACT.
SB265 RELATING TO THE HUMANE TREATMENT OF ANIMALS.
SB266 RELATING TO TRAVEL AGENCIES.
SB280 RELATING TO FIREARMS.
SB286 SD1 RELATING TO CHECK CASHING.
SB351 SD1 RELATING TO THE AHA MOKU ADVISORY COMMITTEE.
SB357 RELATING TO AID IN DYING.
SB365 RELATING TO ENERGY STORAGE.
SB380 RELATING TO DENTAL HYGIENISTS.
SB428 RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
SB508 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB528 RELATING TO AGING.
SB529 SD1 RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
SB530 SD2 HD1 MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE OFFICE OF THE LONG-TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM.
SB531 RELATING TO THE HEALTHY AGING PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM.
SB532 SD1 MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE AND RELATED DEMENTIA SERVICES COORDINATOR POSITION.
SB533 SD1 HD1 MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE AGING AND DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER.
SB534 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO KUPUNA CARE.
SB535 SD2 RELATING TO HEARING AIDS.
SB536 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO FALL PREVENTION.
SB537 RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.
SB538 RELATING TO CARE FACILITY INSPECTIONS.
SB539 RELATING TO THE ELDERLY.
SB540 RELATING TO LONG-TERM CARE.
SB541 RELATING TO GERONTOLOGIST LICENSING.
SB542 RELATING TO GRANDPARENTS.
SB548 RELATING TO MARIJUANA.
SB552 RELATING TO GENETIC ENGINEERING.
SB557 RELATING TO THE UNIFORM INFORMATION PRACTICES ACT.
SB560 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE.
SB567 RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE.
SB625 RELATING TO FRANCHISES.
SB626 RELATING TO ETHICS.
SB627 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
SB628 SD2 RELATING TO BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS.
SB629 SD1 RELATING TO THE LAND USE COMMISSION.
SB630 RELATING TO LOBBYISTS.
SB631 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO ETHICS.
SB692 RELATING TO MARINE LIFE CONSERVATION.
SB693 RELATING TO OXYBENZONE.
SB696 RELATING TO OXYBENZONE.
SB809 RELATING TO PESTICIDES.
SB811 RELATING TO VOTING.
SB812 RELATING TO LICENSED PROFESSIONALS.
SB813 RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
SB824 RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
SB829 RELATING TO COMMUNITY FOOD FORESTS.
SB872 SD1 RELATING TO ETHICS.
SB873 RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL BUILDINGS.
SB874 RELATING TO PUBLIC REPORTS.
SB875 RELATING TO ETHICS.
SB876 RELATING TO FIREARMS.
SB877 RELATING TO CONSERVATION AND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT.
SB878 RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
SB1039 SD2 HD2 RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.
SB1078 SD1 RELATING TO LOAN REPAYMENT FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS.
SB1085 SD1 RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.
SB1086 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO THE MOTION PICTURE, DIGITAL MEDIA, AND FILM PRODUCTION INCOME TAX CREDIT.
SB1122 RELATING TO VIDEOCONFERENCING.
SB1135 PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE III, SECTION 14, OF THE HAWAII STATE CONSTITUTION.
SB1136 SD1 RELATING TO THE LAND USE COMMISSION.
SB1137 RELATING TO MUTUAL BENEFIT SOCIETIES.
SB1138 RELATING TO COUNTY VEHICULAR TAXES.
SB1139 RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
SB1159 SD1 RELATING TO MEDICAL MARIJUANA.
SB1160 RELATING TO POLICE DEPARTMENTS.
SB1162 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII PROMISE PROGRAM.
SB1170 SD2 RELATING TO GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY.
SB1186 RELATING TO ENERGY.
SB1191 SD1 RELATING TO FILM AND DIGITAL MEDIA INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT.
SB1198 RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.
SB1222 RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.
SB1223 SD1 RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.
SB1263 SD1 RELATING TO REAL ESTATE.
SB1271 PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE II, SECTION 1, OF THE HAWAII STATE CONSTITUTION TO CHANGE THE AGE QUALIFICATION FOR VOTING IN STATE OR LOCAL ELECTIONS.
SB1272 RELATING TO VOTING.
SB1273 SD1 RELATING TO MOPEDS.
SB1281 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB1313 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO HAWAII FOOD RESILIENCY.
SB2016 RELATING TO ENERGY STORAGE.
SB2055 RELATING TO THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH.
SB2247 RELATING TO OPIOID ANTAGONISTS.