31st Legislature, 2021
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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
SB59 RELATING TO HEALTH.
SB159 RELATING TO VOTING.
SB166 RELATING TO CAMPAIGN FINANCE.
SB167 RELATING TO THE STATE PLAN.
SB169 RELATING TO RANKED CHOICE VOTING.
SB214 RELATING TO STUDENT JOURNALISM.
SB215 RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
SB216 RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
SB217 RELATING TO IMPEACHMENT.
SB310 RELATING TO STATE-LICENSED CARE FACILITIES.
SB338 SD1 RELATING TO A FOOD HUB PILOT PROGRAM.
SB549 RELATING TO CAMPAIGN SPENDING.
SB550 RELATING TO VOTING.
SB551 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.
SB552 RELATING TO NUISANCE ABATEMENT.
SB553 RELATING TO SMOKING.
SB554 RELATING TO FINANCIAL DISCLOSURES.
SB555 RELATING TO CAMPAIGN FUNDRAISING.
SB556 SD1 RELATING TO GRANTS.
SB557 RELATING TO LOBBYING.
SB558 RELATING TO WORK HOURS.
SB559 RELATING TO NURSES.
SB694 RELATING TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS.
SB696 SD1 RELATING TO THE FESTIVAL OF PACIFIC ARTS.
SB702 SD1 RELATING TO EDUCATION FUNDING.
SB714 SD1 RELATING TO PUBLICITY RIGHTS.
SB835 RELATING TO INSPECTIONS OF CARE FACILITIES.
SB836 RELATING TO LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE.
SB837 RELATING TO CRIMES AGAINST SENIORS.
SB838 SD1 RELATING TO SERVICES FOR KUPUNA.
SB839 SD1 RELATING TO HEALTH.
SB909 RELATING TO INTERNET ACCESS.
SB912 SD1 RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
SB979 RELATING TO LEGISLATIVE PROCEDURE.
SB980 RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
SB1268 RELATING TO ELECTION CAMPAIGNS.
SB1269 RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
SB1270 RELATING TO THE WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL.
SB1289 RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
SB1397 RELATING TO CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY.
SB1398 SD1 RELATING TO AGE DISCRIMINATION.