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House District 49
Hawaii State Capitol
Room 432
phone: 808-586-8470
fax:
repito@capitol.hawaii.gov
49 - Kaneohe, Maunawili, Olomana
PERSONAL
• Married to Joyce, retired public school teacher
• One daughter, son-in-law and four grandchildren

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:
• University of Hawaii, Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) (1970)
• Professional Certificate
• W. R. Farrington High School (1962)

MILITARY SERVICE:
• U.S. Air Force, 1962-1966 (Veteran-Honorable Discharge)

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:
• Legislator (State Representative), 1994-Present
• Assistant Majority Whip
• Water, Land and Ocean Resources Committee Chairman
• Judiciary Committee, Vice Chairman
• Public Safety and Military Affairs Committee Chairman, 2003-2006
• Education Committee Chairman, 1998-2002
Public School Teacher (24 years)
• Teacher, 1970-1987
• Vocational-Technical Resource Teacher, 1987-1994

EXPERIENCE:
• Democratic Party of Hawaii Member
• State Democratic Convention Delegate, 1990-1992
• District Party Secretary-Treasurer
• Hawaii Association for Career and Technical Education, Past President
• Educational Governance Task Force, 2002
• Felix Task Force
• Joint House/Senate Legislative Committee on Child and Adolescent Mental Health member, 1998-2002
• Committee on Early Childhood Education and Care member, 1998-2002
• Joint House/Senate Legislative Access Committee member, 1998-Present
• Culture and the Arts Committee member, 1998-2000
• Economic Development and Business Concerns Committee member, 1996-2000
• Tourism Committee member, 1996-2000
• Agriculture Committee member, 1998-2000
• Assistant Majority Floor Leader, 1996-1998
• Finance Committee member, 1994-1998
• Legislative Management Committee member, 1996-1998
• Joint House-Senate Legislative Access Committee, Co-chair, 1996-1998
• Labor & Public Employment Committee member, 1994-1996
• Transportation Committee member, 1994-1996
• Intergovernmental Relations & International Affairs Committee, Vice-Chair, 1994-1996
• Education Commission of the States Commissioner, 1998-2002
• National Commission on Teaching and America's Future (NCTAF)
• Hawaii School Leadership Academy
• Workforce Development Council
• Honolulu District School to Work Council
• Hawaii Educational Policy Center's (HEPC) Advisory Panel
• Laptops for Learning Committee
• Task Force to Develop a Statewide Program for Hawaii's Schools that Focuses on Strong
• Academic Standards, Assessment Testing, and Accountability

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS & INVOLVEMENT:
• Association for Career and Technical Education
• Benjamin Parker Elem PTA
• Civil Air Patrol, Major
• Ehime-Hawaii Goodwill Youth Baseball Tournament Committee, Member
• Hawaii Youth Baseball Exchange Committee, Member
• Heeia Elem PTA
• Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce
• James B. Castle Alumni & Community Association
• James B. Castle High School Band-Aid Association
• James B. Castle High School Parent Partnership
• James B. Castle High School SCBM
• Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii
• Kane`ohe Business Group
• Kane`ohe Community Family Center
• Kane`ohe Elementary School PTA
• Kane`ohe Neighborhood Board #30, 1989-1993 Planning and Development Committee, Chair
• Kane`ohe Senior Hui
• Kaneohe Christmas Parade Committee
• Kapunahala Elementary School Ohana
• Koolaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club, Member
• Niigata Kenjin Kai, Former Board Member
• Puohala Elem PTA
• Samuel Wilder King Intermediate School Ohana
• Selective Service System, Former Board Member
• Soto Mission of Hawaii, Board Member
• Veterans of Foreign Wars, Windward Post 10154
• Windward Oahu Jaycees Extension, Honorary Chair
Measures Introduced
 Title
HB5 RELATING TO LABOR.
HB67 RELATING TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
HB92 HD1 RELATING TO LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES.
HB93 HD1 RELATING TO MEDICAID.
HB167 HD1 RELATING TO THE DECOMMISSIONING AND RELOCATION OF THE ANIMAL QUARANTINE STATION IN HALAWA VALLEY.
HB168 HD1 SD1 RELATING TO MEMORIALS.
HB169 HD1 RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.
HB216 RELATING TO COMMUNITY PARAMEDIC SERVICES.
HB227 HD1 RELATING TO VETERANS.
HB365 PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE XIII, OF THE HAWAII CONSTITUTION, TO ESTABLISH A COLLECTIVE BARGAINING FUND FOR THE REPRESENTATION OF PUBLIC EMPLOYEES IN COLLECTIVE BARGAINING NEGOTIATIONS.
HB460 HD1 RELATING TO STATEWIDE INTEROPERABLE PUBLIC SAFETY COMMUNICATIONS.
HB473 RELATING TO UNITED STATES SENATOR DANIEL K. INOUYE DAY.
HB489 RELATING TO CESSPOOLS.
HB491 RELATING TO SIDEWALKS.
HB540 RELATING TO THE MILITARY.
HB541 RELATING TO VETERANS.
HB542 RELATING TO VETERANS.
HB543 RELATING TO THE ARTS.
HB544 RELATING TO INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS.
HB547 HD2 SD2 RELATING TO TAXATION.
HB548 RELATING TO HEALTH-CARE.
HB549 RELATING TO ADVANCE HEALTH-CARE DIRECTIVES.
HB550 RELATING TO DEATH WITH DIGNITY.
HB620 HD1 SD2 RELATING TO THE KAHO‘OLAWE ISLAND RESERVE COMMISSION.
HB621 RELATING TO SUSTAINABILITY.
HB622 HD1 RELATING TO THE PUBLIC TRUST LAND.
HB629 SD1 RELATING TO TAXATION.
HB630 HD1 SD1 RELATING TO DROUGHT MITIGATION.
HB719 RELATING TO THE COUNTY SURCHARGE ON STATE TAX.
HB721 HD1 RELATING TO PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION INCENTIVES.
HB854 RELATING TO MOBILE ELECTRONIC DEVICES.
HB882 RELATING TO TAXATION.
HB883 RELATING TO GENERAL EXCISE TAXES.
HB884 HD1 SD2 RELATING TO SCHOOL IMPACT FEES.
HB886 HD1 RELATING TO FILIPINO VETERANS.
HB887 HD1 RELATING TO UNFUNDED LIABILITIES.
HB888 HD1 RELATING TO ADDRESSING THE HEALTH UNFUNDED LIABILITY.
HB902 HD1 RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
HB931 RELATING TO TAXATION.
HB932 HD1 RELATING TO TAXATION.
HB933 RELATING TO TAXATION.
HB951 RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF INFORMATION PRACTICES.
HB952 RELATING TO PUBLIC MEETINGS.
HB953 RELATING TO EVIDENCE.
HB954 HD1 RELATING TO EXEMPTIONS FROM JURY DUTY.
HB955 RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB961 HD2 SD1 RELATING TO FARMERS.
HB1169 HD1 RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
HB1171 RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.
HB1172 HD2 SD2 RELATING TO FIREWORKS.
HB1221 RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE FORTY-NINTH REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT.
HB1222 RELATING TO EXEMPTIONS FROM REGISTRATION FEES.
HB1223 HD1 RELATING TO MILITARY IN THE ARTS.
HB1224 RELATING TO THE STATE OF GOA, REPUBLIC OF INDIA.
HB1225 HD1 RELATING TO THE FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE HAWAII STATE CAPITOL.
HB1279 HD1 SD1 RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL FOOD PRODUCTION.
HB1310 HD1 RELATING TO THE WAIAKEA PENINSULA REDEVELOPMENT DISTRICT.
HB1417 HD1 RELATING TO WATER.
HB1435 HD2 SD1 RELATING TO THE HAWAII HURRICANE RELIEF FUND COMPREHENSIVE LOSS REDUCTION PLAN.
HB1437 RELATING TO THE HAWAII NATIONAL GUARD YOUTH CHALLENGE PROGRAM.
HB1438 SD1 RELATING TO THE WORLD WAR I CENTENNIAL COMMEMORATION.
HB1439 RELATING TO THE STATE FOUNDATION ON CULTURE AND THE ARTS.
HB1440 RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.
HB1441 RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.
HB1445 HD1 RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.
HB1447 RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.
HB1452 RELATED TO SUICIDE PREVENTION TRAINING.
HB1453 RELATING TO PROTECTION OF NATURAL RESOURCES.
HB1454 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
HB1469 HD1 SD2 CD1 RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDS.
HB1470 HD1 RELATING TO TAXATION.
HB1515 HD1 RELATING TO SECURITY GUARDS.
HB1526 HD2 RELATING TO CIVIL RELIEF FOR STATE MILITARY FORCES.
HB1561 RELATING TO VICTIM RESTITUTION.
HB1562 RELATING TO CANCER PATIENTS.
HB1589 HD1 RELATING TO HUNTING SAFETY.
HB1591 HD2 RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII PROMISE PROGRAM.
HB1594 HD1 SD1 RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII PROMISE PROGRAM.
HB1728 RELATING TO DISASTER PREPAREDNESS.
HB1821 RELATING TO FIRE SAFETY.
HB1823 RELATING TO SERVICE AND EMOTIONAL SUPPORT ANIMALS.
HB1885 HD1 RELATING TO FAMILY COURT.
HB1886 HD1 RELATING TO SENIOR CITIZENS.
HB1901 RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.
HB1909 HD1 RELATING TO NUISANCES.
HB1912 HD1 RELATING TO THE KUPUNA CAREGIVERS PROGRAM.
HB1913 RELATING TO AGING.
HB1914 MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE AGING AND DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER.
HB1915 RELATING TO AGING.
HB1917 RELATING TO NURSE AIDES.
HB1918 RELATING TO THE HEALTHY AGING PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM.
HB1919 HD2 RELATING TO HOUSING.
HB1920 HD1 RELATING TO HOUSING.
HB2008 HD1 SD1 RELATING TO TAXATION.
HB2010 HD1 SD2 CD1 RELATING TO TOURISM.
HB2012 HD2 SD1 RELATING TO THE TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX.
HB2021 HD2 SD2 RELATING TO HOMELESS INDIVIDUALS WITH SEVERE MENTAL ILLNESS.
HB2035 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
HB2036 HD1 RELATING TO MEMORIALS.
HB2061 HD1 RELATING TO PRIVATE DETECTIVES AND GUARDS.
HB2068 RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.
HB2085 RELATING TO PRIVATE PROPERTY.
HB2086 RELATING TO INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY.
HB2087 HD1 RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH FACILITIES.
HB2088 RELATING TO CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES.
HB2089 HD1 RELATING TO TUITION ASSISTANCE.
HB2090 HD1 RELATING TO VIETNAM WAR VETERANS.
HB2102 HD2 RELATING TO NUTRIENT CYCLING.
HB2179 RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
HB2181 HD1 RELATING TO PEARL HARBOR REMEMBRANCE DAY.
HB2218 RELATING TO VOLUNTARY ASSISTED DYING.
HB2258 RELATING TO TORT LIABILITY.
HB2260 RELATING TO EDUCATION FUNDING.
HB2262 RELATING TO SUICIDE PREVENTION TRAINING.
HB2410 HD1 SD1 RELATING TO INTOXICATING LIQUOR.
HB2411 HD2 SD1 RELATING TO INTOXICATING LIQUOR.
HB2413 RELATING TO LIQUOR COMMISSIONS.
HB2414 HD2 SD1 RELATING TO LIQUOR LICENSES.
HB2462 HD1 SD2 RELATING TO TAX EXEMPTION.
HB2464 HD2 SD2 CD1 RELATING TO THE HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSION ACT.
HB2485 RELATING TO THE EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT.
HB2486 RELATING TO INCOME TAX REDUCTION.
HB2497 HD1 RELATING TO THE HAWAII FARM TO SCHOOL PROGRAM.
HB2515 RELATING TO THE STATE FOUNDATION ON CULTURE AND THE ARTS.
HB2516 RELATING TO THE KING KAMEHAMEHA CELEBRATION COMMISSION.
HB2517 RELATING TO THE KING KAMEHAMEHA CELEBRATION COMMISSION.
HB2518 RELATING TO SELECTIVE SERVICE.
HB2583 RELATING TO LIFEGUARDS.
HB2594 HD2 SD2 CD1 RELATING TO THE KAHO‘OLAWE ISLAND RESERVE COMMISSION.
HB2613 HD1 SD1 CD1 MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR HE‘EIA NATIONAL ESTUARINE RESEARCH RESERVE.
HB2627 RELATING TO THE HAWAII INTERNET CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN TASK FORCE.
HB2631 HD1 SD1 RELATING TO THE ELECTRONIC PRESCRIPTION ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEM.
HB2663 RELATING TO DISTRICT HEALTH OFFICERS OF THE STATE OF HAWAII.
HB2668 RELATING TO PRESCRIPTION DRUGS.
HB2673 RELATING TO EMERGENCIES.
HB2674 RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.
HB2675 HD1 RELATING TO EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT.
HB2676 RELATING TO CESSPOOLS.
HB2688 RELATING TO HAWAII FILM STUDIOS.
HB2690 RELATING TO CHILDLIKE SEX DOLLS.
HB2712 HD1 RELATING TO UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS.
HB2713 RELATING TO THE WORLD WAR I CENTENNIAL COMMEMORATION.
HB2714 RELATING TO THE FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE HAWAII STATE CAPITOL.
HB2715 RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE FORTY-NINTH REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT.
HCR89 REQUESTING THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO AMEND THE NATIVE HAWAIIAN HEALTH CARE IMPROVEMENT ACT TO ENSURE THAT THE ACT RECEIVES PERMANENT FUNDING.
HCR93 URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO ALLOW THE COUNTIES TO USE VACANT STATE LANDS AS STORAGE FOR ABANDONED VEHICLES.
HCR101 REQUESTING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A WORKING GROUP TO EXAMINE HOW THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION CAN MAXIMIZE MEDICAID REIMBURSEMENT FOR SUPPORT SERVICES OFFERED TO ELIGIBLE STUDENTS DURING SCHOOL HOURS.
HCR104 HD1 STRONGLY URGING THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO PASS LEGISLATION TO CLARIFY THE STATUS OF MIGRANTS UNDER THE COMPACTS OF FREE ASSOCIATION FOR PURPOSES OF THE REAL ID ACT OF 2005 TO PROMOTE FAIRNESS AND EQUALITY UNDER THE LAW.
HCR111 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO CONVENE A REGIONAL CESSPOOL MODERNIZATION TASK FORCE WITHIN EACH COUNTY OF THE STATE.
HCR150 REQUESTING THE JUDICIARY TO CONVENE A WORKING GROUP TO DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT A PLAN FOR IMPROVING THE FAMILY COURT RESTRAINING ORDER PETITION PROCESS, LAW ENFORCEMENT'S RESPONSE TO VIOLATIONS OF RESTRAINING ORDERS, AND THE JUDICIAL RESPONSE TO ALLEGED VIOLATIONS OF RESTRAINING ORDERS.
HCR152 SUPPORTING THE PURCHASE, PRESERVATION, AND RESTORATION OF AGRICULTURAL AND CONSERVATION LANDS IN MAUNAWILI VALLEY, O‘AHU, AND URGING VARIOUS FEDERAL, STATE, AND COUNTY ENTITIES TO ACQUIRE AND PROTECT IMPORTANT ANCIENT AND HISTORIC SITES AND TRAILS AND WATERS IN MAUNAWILI VALLEY.
HCR162 HD1 REQUESTING THE HAWAII STATE JUDICIARY AND DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES TO NOT USE BLINDNESS AS A BASIS FOR DENYING PARENTAL RIGHTS.
HCR164 HD1 URGING THE STATE OF HAWAI‘I TO REVIEW AND UPDATE ITS TELECOMMUNICATION DEVICES AND ACCESS FOR THE DEAF, INDIVIDUALS WITH HEARING DISABILITIES, AND INDIVIDUALS WITH SPEECH DISABILITIES AND TO CONDUCT A STUDY ON THE FEASIBILITY OF INSTALLING HEARING LOOP TECHNOLOGY IN THE STATE CAPITOL.
HCR198 SD1 REQUESTING THAT THE HAWAII STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION REPORT TO THE LEGISLATURE ON ITS COMPLIANCE WITH THE PATSY MINK EQUAL OPPORTUNITY IN EDUCATION ACT AND THE RESOLUTION AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE HAWAII STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION OFFICE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS DATED DECEMBER 20, 2017.
HCR199 REQUESTING THE JUDICIARY TO STUDY AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS ON WAYS TO INCREASE GENDER EQUITY IN THE FILLING OF JUDICIAL VACANCIES.
HCR200 REQUESTING THE COMPTROLLER TO REESTABLISH THE PROCUREMENT TASK FORCE INITIATED PURSUANT TO SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 92, S.D. 2 (2013) TO STUDY THE ISSUE OF PAST PERFORMANCE IN THE PROCUREMENT PROCESS.
HR8 RECOGNIZING AND HONORING MAYOR MARIA CRISTINA C. ANGELES AND THE TARLAC CITY GOVERNMENT DELEGATION ON THEIR GOODWILL VISIT TO HAWAII AND THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND CONTRIBUTIONS OF HAWAII PHILIPPINE CONSUL GENERAL DR. GINA ALAGON JAMORALIN FOR ENHANCING RELATIONS BETWEEN THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES AND THE STATE OF HAWAII AND PROMOTING THE CULTURE, HISTORY, HERITAGE, AND SIGNIFICANT IMPACT OF FILIPINO PEOPLE IN HAWAII.
HR73 REQUESTING THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO AMEND THE NATIVE HAWAIIAN HEALTH CARE IMPROVEMENT ACT TO ENSURE THAT THE ACT RECEIVES PERMANENT FUNDING.
HR77 URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO ALLOW THE COUNTIES TO USE VACANT STATE LANDS AS STORAGE FOR ABANDONED VEHICLES.
HR86 REQUESTING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A WORKING GROUP TO EXAMINE HOW THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION CAN MAXIMIZE MEDICAID REIMBURSEMENT FOR SUPPORT SERVICES OFFERED TO ELIGIBLE STUDENTS DURING SCHOOL HOURS.
HR90 HD1 STRONGLY URGING THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO PASS LEGISLATION TO CLARIFY THE STATUS OF MIGRANTS UNDER THE COMPACTS OF FREE ASSOCIATION FOR PURPOSES OF THE REAL ID ACT OF 2005 TO PROMOTE FAIRNESS AND EQUALITY UNDER THE LAW.
HR99 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO CONVENE A REGIONAL CESSPOOL MODERNIZATION TASK FORCE WITHIN EACH COUNTY OF THE STATE.
HR133 SUPPORTING THE PURCHASE, PRESERVATION, AND RESTORATION OF AGRICULTURAL AND CONSERVATION LANDS IN MAUNAWILI VALLEY, O‘AHU, AND URGING VARIOUS FEDERAL, STATE, AND COUNTY ENTITIES TO ACQUIRE AND PROTECT IMPORTANT ANCIENT AND HISTORIC SITES AND TRAILS AND WATERS IN MAUNAWILI VALLEY.
HR138 HD1 REQUESTING THE HAWAII STATE JUDICIARY AND DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES TO NOT USE BLINDNESS AS A BASIS FOR DENYING PARENTAL RIGHTS.
HR140 HD1 URGING THE STATE OF HAWAI‘I TO REVIEW AND UPDATE ITS TELECOMMUNICATION DEVICES AND ACCESS FOR THE DEAF, INDIVIDUALS WITH HEARING DISABILITIES, AND INDIVIDUALS WITH SPEECH DISABILITIES AND TO CONDUCT A STUDY ON THE FEASIBILITY OF INSTALLING HEARING LOOP TECHNOLOGY IN THE STATE CAPITOL.
HR169 REQUESTING THAT THE HAWAII STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION REPORT TO THE LEGISLATURE ON ITS COMPLIANCE WITH THE PATSY MINK EQUAL OPPORTUNITY IN EDUCATION ACT AND THE RESOLUTION AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE HAWAII STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION OFFICE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS DATED DECEMBER 20, 2017.
HR170 REQUESTING THE COMPTROLLER TO REESTABLISH THE PROCUREMENT TASK FORCE INITIATED PURSUANT TO SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 92, S.D. 2 (2013) TO STUDY THE ISSUE OF PAST PERFORMANCE IN THE PROCUREMENT PROCESS.
HR221 CONGRATULATING THE SAINT LOUIS SCHOOL CRUSADERS FOOTBALL TEAM, HEAD COACH CAL LEE, OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR RON LEE, AND ASSISTANT COACHES FOR WINNING THE 2017 OPEN DIVISION TITLE CHAMPIONSHIP.
HR224 CONGRATULATING ADVENTIST HEALTH CASTLE ON RECEIVING THE 2017 MALCOLM BALDRIGE NATIONAL QUALITY AWARD.