30th Legislature, 2019
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Floor session convene times for February 19, 2019:
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
Member of the following committees:
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
SB94 RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
SB199 RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
SB310 RELATING TO THE EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT.
SB447 RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
SB450 RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
SB496 RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
SB506 RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES.
SB673 RELATING TO EMOTIONAL SUPPORT ANIMALS.
SB674 RELATING TO GENDER IDENTITY.
SB675 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB676 SD1 RELATING TO HEALTH.
SB677 RELATING TO ANIMAL CRUELTY.
SB678 SD1 RELATING TO LEGISLATIVE PROVISIONS.
SB679 PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE VI, SECTION 3 OF THE HAWAII STATE CONSTITUTION TO REMOVE THE MANDATORY RETIREMENT AGE FOR JUSTICES AND JUDGES.
SB680 RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
SB681 RELATING TO TERM LIMITS.
SB698 SD1 RELATING TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS.
SB1023 RELATING TO AGING.
SB1024 MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE AGING AND DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER.
SB1025 RELATING TO THE KUPUNA CAREGIVERS PROGRAM.
SB1026 RELATING TO THE HEALTHY AGING PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM.
SB1027 SD1 RELATING TO HEARING AIDS.
SB1028 RELATING TO RETIREMENT SAVINGS.
SB1029 RELATING TO AGING.
SB1030 RELATING TO ACTIVE AGING.
SB1031 SD1 RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.
SB1032 RELATING TO HEALTH.
SB1058 SD1 RELATING TO PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS.
SB1164 RELATING TO CIVIC EDUCATION.
SB1165 RELATING TO CIVIC EDUCATION.
SB1411 RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION.
SB1412 RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION.
SB1413 RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
SB1414 SD1 RELATING TO STATE PARKS.
SB1420 RELATING TO DISASTER RELIEF.
SB1451 RELATING TO STATE HOLIDAYS.
SB1478 RELATED TO PARKING.
SB1479 RELATING TO FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY.
SB1480 RELATING TO SEWER IMPROVEMENTS.
SB1481 RELATING TO ELECTIONS.