30th Legislature, 2019
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Session times for Thursday, July 2, 2020
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 SD1 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 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO GENDER IDENTITY.
SB675 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB676 SD1 RELATING TO HEALTH.
SB677 SD1 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 SD2 RELATING TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS.
SB1023 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO AGING.
SB1024 SD1 MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE AGING AND DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER.
SB1026 SD1 RELATING TO THE HEALTHY AGING PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM.
SB1027 SD2 RELATING TO HEARING AIDS.
SB1028 RELATING TO RETIREMENT SAVINGS.
SB1029 SD1 RELATING TO AGING.
SB1030 RELATING TO ACTIVE AGING.
SB1031 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.
SB1032 RELATING TO HEALTH.
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 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO STATE HOLIDAYS.
SB1478 RELATED TO PARKING.
SB1479 RELATING TO FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY.
SB1480 RELATING TO SEWER IMPROVEMENTS.
SB1481 RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
SB2309 SD1 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB2313 SD2 HD2 RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES.
SB2327 RELATING TO THE GENERAL EXCISE TAX EXEMPTIONS.
SB2333 SD2 RELATING TO LONG TERM CARE.
SB2334 RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES AGAINST SENIORS.
SB2335 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO THE HEALTHY AGING PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM.
SB2336 SD2 RELATING TO LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE.
SB2337 SD2 HD1 MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE OFFICE OF THE LONG-TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM.
SB2338 RELATING TO JURY DUTY.
SB2339 SD2 RELATING TO ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE AND RELATED DEMENTIA.
SB2340 SD2 RELATING TO ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE.
SB2341 RELATING TO PARKING FOR DISABLED PERSONS.
SB2342 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO THE KUPUNA CAREGIVERS PROGRAM.
SB2356 RELATING TO THE LAND CONSERVATION FUND.
SB2360 RELATING TO MARIJUANA.
SB2362 RELATING TO GENETICALLY MODIFIED MATERIAL.
SB2366 RELATING TO A COAL-FREE HAWAII.
SB2492 SD1 RELATING TO MANAGEMENT OF FINANCING AGREEMENTS.
SB2495 RELATING TO USED MOTOR VEHICLES.
SB2530 RELATING TO VOTING.
SB2536 RELATING TO LAY NETS.
SB2605 RELATING TO CHILD SUPPORT.
SB2606 RELATING TO CHILD CUSTODY.
SB2607 RELATING TO CAMPAIGN FINANCE.
SB2608 RELATING TO STUDENT JOURNALISTS.
SB2609 SD1 RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
SB2610 RELATING TO LANDLORD-TENANT LAW.
SB2624 SD1 RELATING TO THE LOW-INCOME HOUSEHOLD RENTERS CREDIT.
SB2706 HD1 RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL LANDS.
SB2724 HD1 RELATING TO LEAD-BASED PAINT.
SB3068 RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
SB3069 RELATING TO CAMPAIGN SPENDING.
SB3070 RELATING TO CAMPAIGN FINANCE.
SB3074 SD2 RELATING TO CAMPAIGN FINANCE.
SB3100 SD2 RELATING TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS.
SB3101 RELATING TO ACCESS TO LEARNING.
SB3102 RELATING TO HELPING WORKING FAMILIES.
SB3103 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO A SCHOOL FACILITIES AGENCY.
SB3104 SD2 RELATING TO LAND DEVELOPMENT.
SB3151 RELATING TO EQUAL ACCESS TO PUBLIC CONVENIENCES.
SB3159 RELATING TO CIVIC EDUCATION.
SB3160 RELATING TO THE RIGHT TO PRIVACY.
SB3161 RELATING TO SOCIAL INFRASTRUCTURE FOR COMMUNITY PROBLEM-SOLVING.
SB3162 RELATING TO CIVIC EDUCATION.
SB3170 RELATING TO ELECTION CAMPAIGNS.
SCR86 SD1 REQUESTING THE GOVERNOR TO RECOGNIZE AND COMMEMORATE AUGUST 26, 2020, AS WOMEN'S EQUALITY DAY, CELEBRATING THE CENTENNIAL OF, AND HONORING HAWAII'S ROLE IN, THE WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE MOVEMENT.
SCR144 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO EXPAND ACCESS TO THE WE THE PEOPLE PROGRAM FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS AND REPORT TO THE LEGISLATURE ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE C3 FRAMEWORK FOR SOCIAL STUDIES IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
SCR241 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO CONVENE A MEDICINAL PSILOCYBIN WORKING GROUP TO EXAMINE THE MEDICINAL AND THERAPEUTIC EFFECTS OF PSILOCYBIN AND DEVELOP A LONGTERM STRATEGIC PLAN TO ENSURE THE AVAILABILITY OF MEDICINAL PSILOCYBIN OR PSILOCYBIN-BASED PRODUCTS THAT ARE SAFE, ACCESSIBLE, AND AFFORDABLE FOR ELIGIBLE ADULT PATIENTS.
SR52 SD1 REQUESTING THE GOVERNOR TO RECOGNIZE AND COMMEMORATE AUGUST 26, 2020, AS WOMEN'S EQUALITY DAY, CELEBRATING THE CENTENNIAL OF, AND HONORING HAWAII'S ROLE IN, THE WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE MOVEMENT.
SR103 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO EXPAND ACCESS TO THE WE THE PEOPLE PROGRAM FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS AND REPORT TO THE LEGISLATURE ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE C3 FRAMEWORK FOR SOCIAL STUDIES IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
SR196 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO CONVENE A MEDICINAL PSILOCYBIN WORKING GROUP TO EXAMINE THE MEDICINAL AND THERAPEUTIC EFFECTS OF PSILOCYBIN AND DEVELOP A LONGTERM STRATEGIC PLAN TO ENSURE THE AVAILABILITY OF MEDICINAL PSILOCYBIN OR PSILOCYBIN-BASED PRODUCTS THAT ARE SAFE, ACCESSIBLE, AND AFFORDABLE FOR ELIGIBLE ADULT PATIENTS.