31st Legislature, 2022
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Senate District 4
Hawaii State Capitol
Room: 210
phone: 808-586-7335
fax: 808-586-7339
seninouye@capitol.hawaii.gov
Leadership: Majority Whip
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
SB61 RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
SB62 RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
SB166 RELATING TO CAMPAIGN FINANCE.
SB167 SD1 HD2 RELATING TO THE STATE PLAN.
SB168 RELATING TO HELICOPTERS.
SB239 RELATING TO THE ALOHASAFE ALERT APPLICATION.
SB243 SD2 HD2 RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.
SB245 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB246 SD1 HD2 RELATING TO GOVERNMENT.
SB247 SD1 RELATING TO PUBLIC LIBRARIES.
SB248 RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.
SB249 RELATING TO SINGLE-USE PLASTICS.
SB250 RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDS.
SB251 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION NETWORK COMPANIES.
SB255 SD2 RELATING TO COMMERCIAL MARINE LICENSES.
SB256 HD1 RELATING TO SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST KEAHOLE HOTEL & SUITES LLC.
SB257 SD2 RELATING TO LEASE EXTENSIONS ON PUBLIC LAND.
SB335 SD2 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB337 SD2 RELATING TO SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE.
SB338 SD2 RELATING TO A FOOD HUB PILOT PROGRAM.
SB339 SD2 RELATING TO THE IMPORTANT AGRICULTURAL LAND QUALIFIED AGRICULTURAL COST TAX CREDIT.
SB340 RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL LANDS.
SB341 SD2 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 SD2 RELATING TO FARMS.
SB479 SD2 RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION.
SB480 RELATING TO DEVELOPMENT DISTRICTS.
SB563 SD1 RELATING TO COMMERCIAL TENANT PROTECTION.
SB564 RELATING TO THE MODEL STATE RIGHT-TO-REPAIR LAW.
SB567 SD1 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 SD1 RELATING TO AQUATIC RESOURCES.
SB573 RELATING TO WILDLIFE.
SB584 RELATING TO QUALIFIED COMMUNITY REHABILITATION PROGRAMS.
SB586 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB590 SD1 RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
SB593 RELATING TO DIGITAL IDENTIFICATION.
SB594 SD1 RELATING TO GENERAL EXCISE TAX.
SB596 SD1 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 SD1 RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
SB649 SD1 RELATING TO LIABILITY.
SB652 RELATING TO SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES.
SB657 RELATING TO PERMITS.
SB661 SD1 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 SD1 RELATING TO THE TRANSFER OF NON-AGRICULTURAL PARK LANDS.
SB717 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO THE HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSION ACT.
SB812 SD1 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB815 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO EDUCATION FUNDING.
SB818 RELATING TO VACANT AND ABANDONED RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY.
SB820 SD1 RELATING TO THE NURSING FACILITY SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM.
SB826 SD1 RELATING TO SEX OFFENDERS.
SB827 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO BREAST CANCER SCREENING.
SB829 SD1 RELATING TO ABUSE OF FAMILY OR HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS.
SB830 SD2 RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT.
SB831 RELATING TO SEX TRAFFICKING.
SB832 RELATING TO VICTIM-COUNSELOR PRIVILEGE.
SB833 RELATING TO SEXUAL ABUSE OF MINORS.
SB883 RELATING TO SAFETY EQUIPMENT.
SB884 SD1 RELATING TO THE HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSION ACT.
SB908 SD1 RELATING TO DRIVER'S LICENSES.
SB909 RELATING TO INTERNET ACCESS.
SB910 RELATING TO PUBLIC HOUSING.
SB912 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
SB914 RELATING TO BROADBAND ACCESS.
SB929 SD1 RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.
SB930 SD1 RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.
SB931 SD2 RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.
SB942 RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL LANDS.
SB946 SD2 RELATING TO COMMERCIAL PROPERTY RENT RELIEF.
SB952 RELATING TO PAROLE.
SB953 RELATING TO PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS.
SB978 SD1 RELATING TO PRINCE JONAH KUHIO KALANIANAOLE.
SB997 SD1 RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT.
SB998 SD1 RELATING TO THE HONOLULU AUTHORITY FOR RAPID TRANSPORTATION.
SB999 SD1 RELATING TO FORESTRY.
SB1000 RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDS.
SB1001 RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL LEASES.
SB1009 RELATING TO PRIVACY.
SB1243 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO THE PHASEOUT OF PRIVATE CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES.
SB1253 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB1258 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO TELEHEALTH.
SB1273 RELATING TO HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS.
SB1285 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO MEDICAL FACILITIES.
SB1287 RELATING TO THE FOOD SERVICES BRANCH.
SB1292 SD1 RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS.
SB1293 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB1306 RELATING TO THE WORKS OF ART SPECIAL FUND.
SB1357 RELATING TO TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS.
SB1358 RELATING TO PERMITS.
SB1359 RELATING TO STATE PROPERTY.
SB1385 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB1386 RELATING TO THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION.
SB1404 RELATING TO HONOKOHAU SMALL BOAT HARBOR.
SB2034 RELATING TO HEALTH.
SB2036 RELATING TO HEALTH.