31st Legislature, 2021
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Senate District 4
Hawaii State Capitol
Room 210
phone: 808-586-7335
fax: 808-586-7339
seninouye@capitol.hawaii.gov
Member of the following committees:
District Information
4th Senatorial District Map - Hilo, Hāmākua, Kohala, Waimea, Waikoloa, Kona
EDUCATION
• Hilo High School – 1958
• Certificate, Management & Supervision-Hawaii Employers Council
• Certificate, Dale Carnegie
• Certificate, University of Idaho-Legislative Energy Horizon Institute
   • Energy Policy Planning Program 7/23/2016-11/12/2016

EXPERIENCE
• Hawaii State Senator, 1998 – 2008; 2014 – Present
• Majority Whip
• Chair, Water and Land, 2021
• Vice-Chair, Transportation, 2021
• Chair, Transportation, 2019-2020
• Chair, Transportation and Energy, 2016-2018
• Chair, Intergovernmental and Military Affairs, 2007-2008
• Chair, Transportation and Government Operations, 2005-2006
• Chair, Water, Land and Agriculture, 2003-2004
• Chair, Water, Land, Energy and Environment, 2001-2002
• Chair, Economic Development, 1998-2000
• Member, Ways and Means, 2000-2005; 2007-2008; 2016-2021
• Member, National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators 2002-2008; 2015- Present
• Member, National Council of State Legislators – 2000-2008; 2015- Present
• Member – Natural Resource & Infrastructure 2016-2018
• Member – NRI Committee Policy Working Group; 2018 - Present
• Member – Steering Committee NCSL Foundation Smart
   • Communities Public-Private Partnership; 2018 - Present
• Mayor, County of Hawaii; 1990-1992
• Member, Hawaii County Council, 1984-1990
• Member, Hawaii State Plan Policy Commission; 1980-1983
• Member, Hawaii County Planning Commission; 1974-1979

AWARDS
    • Big Island Press Club Torch of Light 2016
    • Filipina Women’s Network
        • 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the U.S. – Policymakers & Visionaries, 2009
    • National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS)
        • Charles Dick Medal of Merit, 2008
    • University of Hawaii at Hilo Alumni and Friends Association
        • Distinguished Service Award, 2007
    • Big Island Filipino Women's Civic Club
        • Outstanding Community Service Award, 2005
    • Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation Distinguished Service Award 2004
    • United Filipino Council of Hawaii
        • Government Service Award, 1997
    • Girl Scout of Hawaii Award for Dedicated Service
        • Recipient 1989, 1990, 1991 Girl Scout's Queen Kaahumanu Award, 1991

    COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES AND ORGANIZATIONS
    • Lifetime Member – The Girl Scouts of America
    • Director, Girl Scout Council of Hawaii, 1995-1998
    • Waimea Outdoor Circle
    • Paniolo Preservations Society
    • Hawaii Island Chamber of Commerce
    • Big Island Filipino Council
    • Rotary Club of Hilo – 1998-2000; 2010-2017
        • Paul Harris Fellow
    • Democratic Party of Hawaii
Measures Introduced
 Title
SB60 RELATING TO SPECIAL NUMBER PLATES.
SB61 RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
SB62 RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
SB166 RELATING TO CAMPAIGN FINANCE.
SB167 RELATING TO THE STATE PLAN.
SB168 RELATING TO HELICOPTERS.
SB239 RELATING TO THE ALOHASAFE ALERT APPLICATION.
SB242 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB243 RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.
SB244 RELATING TO FOOD DONATION.
SB245 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB246 RELATING TO GOVERNMENT.
SB247 RELATING TO PUBLIC LIBRARIES.
SB248 RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.
SB249 RELATING TO SINGLE-USE PLASTICS.
SB250 RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDS.
SB251 RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION NETWORK COMPANIES.
SB255 RELATING TO COMMERCIAL MARINE LICENSES.
SB256 RELATING TO SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST KEAHOLE HOTEL & SUITES LLC.
SB257 RELATING TO LEASE EXTENSIONS ON PUBLIC LAND.
SB335 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB336 RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL LOANS.
SB337 RELATING TO SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE.
SB338 RELATING TO A FOOD HUB PILOT PROGRAM.
SB339 RELATING TO THE IMPORTANT AGRICULTURAL LAND QUALIFIED AGRICULTURAL COST TAX CREDIT.
SB340 RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL LANDS.
SB341 RELATING TO TARO.
SB342 RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES.
SB462 RELATING TO ELECTRIC GUNS.
SB470 RELATING TO PUBLIC ACCESS.
SB472 RELATING TO LAND RECORDATION.
SB476 RELATING TO DAM AND RESERVOIR SAFETY.
SB478 RELATING TO FARMS.
SB479 RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION.
SB480 RELATING TO DEVELOPMENT DISTRICTS.
SB563 RELATING TO COMMERCIAL TENANT PROTECTION.
SB564 RELATING TO THE MODEL STATE RIGHT-TO-REPAIR LAW.
SB567 RELATING TO COUNTY ZONING ORDINANCES.
SB568 RELATING TO TORT LIABILITY.
SB569 RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
SB570 RELATING TO HISTORIC PRESERVATION.
SB571 RELATING TO SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES FOR NATURAL RESOURCES.
SB572 RELATING TO AQUATIC RESOURCES.
SB573 RELATING TO WILDLIFE.
SB584 RELATING TO QUALIFIED COMMUNITY REHABILITATION PROGRAMS.
SB586 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB589 RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
SB590 RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
SB593 RELATING TO DIGITAL IDENTIFICATION.
SB594 RELATING TO GENERAL EXCISE TAX.
SB596 RELATING TO THE HAWAII TOURISM AUTHORITY.
SB634 RELATING TO THE USE OF INTOXICANTS WHILE OPERATING A VEHICLE.
SB637 RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
SB644 RELATING TO THE TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX.
SB648 RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
SB649 RELATING TO LIABILITY.
SB651 RELATING TO RENAMING KAHULUI AIRPORT ACCESS ROAD.
SB652 RELATING TO SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES.
SB657 RELATING TO PERMITS.
SB661 RELATING TO BOARD MEETINGS.
SB685 RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES.
SB688 RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
SB689 RELATING TO LANDS CONTROLLED BY THE STATE.
SB690 RELATING TO FISHING.
SB691 RELATING TO THE KAHOOLAWE ISLAND RESERVE COMMISSION.
SB692 RELATING TO FOOD SECURITY.
SB693 RELATING TO THE TRANSFER OF NON-AGRICULTURAL PARK LANDS.
SB717 RELATING TO THE HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSION ACT.
SB812 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB813 RELATING TO CHARTER SCHOOLS.
SB814 RELATING TO CHARTER SCHOOLS.
SB815 RELATING TO EDUCATION FUNDING.
SB818 RELATING TO VACANT AND ABANDONED RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY.
SB819 RELATING TO THE HOSPITAL SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM.
SB820 RELATING TO THE NURSING FACILITY SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM.
SB826 RELATING TO SEX OFFENDERS.
SB827 RELATING TO BREAST CANCER SCREENING.
SB828 RELATING TO DIVORCE.
SB829 RELATING TO ABUSE OF FAMILY OR HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS.
SB830 RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT.
SB831 RELATING TO SEX TRAFFICKING.
SB832 RELATING TO VICTIM-COUNSELOR PRIVILEGE.
SB833 RELATING TO SEXUAL ABUSE OF MINORS.
SB834 RELATING TO CHILDLIKE SEX DOLLS.
SB883 RELATING TO SAFETY EQUIPMENT.
SB884 RELATING TO THE HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSION ACT.
SB908 RELATING TO DRIVER'S LICENSES.
SB909 RELATING TO INTERNET ACCESS.
SB910 RELATING TO PUBLIC HOUSING.
SB912 RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
SB914 RELATING TO BROADBAND ACCESS.
SB929 RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.
SB930 RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.
SB931 RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.
SCR8 REQUESTING THE HAWAII STATE COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN TO CONVENE A TASK FORCE TO STUDY MISSING AND MURDERED NATIVE HAWAIIAN WOMEN AND GIRLS.
SCR9 CONVENING A TASK FORCE TO ADDRESS IMPLEMENTATION OF HAWAII'S STATE LAW COROLLARY TO TITLE IX IN LIGHT OF RECENT CHANGES TO FEDERAL TITLE IX REGULATIONS.
SR7 REQUESTING THE HAWAII STATE COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN TO CONVENE A TASK FORCE TO STUDY MISSING AND MURDERED NATIVE HAWAIIAN WOMEN AND GIRLS.
SR8 CONVENING A TASK FORCE TO ADDRESS IMPLEMENTATION OF HAWAII'S STATE LAW COROLLARY TO TITLE IX IN LIGHT OF RECENT CHANGES TO FEDERAL TITLE IX REGULATIONS.
SB942 RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL LANDS.
SB946 RELATING TO COMMERCIAL PROPERTY RENT RELIEF.
SB952 RELATING TO PAROLE.
SB953 RELATING TO PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS.
SB978 RELATING TO PRINCE JONAH KUHIO KALANIANAOLE.
SB997 RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT.
SB998 RELATING TO THE HONOLULU AUTHORITY FOR RAPID TRANSPORTATION.
SB999 RELATING TO FORESTRY.
SB1000 RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDS.
SB1001 RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL LEASES.
SB1009 RELATING TO PRIVACY.
SB1015 RELATING TO THE COMPTROLLER.
SB1243 RELATING TO THE PHASEOUT OF PRIVATE CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES.
SB1253 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB1258 RELATING TO TELEHEALTH.
SB1273 RELATING TO HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS.
SB1285 RELATING TO MEDICAL FACILITIES.
SB1287 RELATING TO THE FOOD SERVICES BRANCH.
SB1291 RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
SB1292 RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS.
SB1293 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB1306 RELATING TO THE WORKS OF ART SPECIAL FUND.