30th Legislature, 2019
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Senate District 14
Hawaii State Capitol
Room 218
phone: 808-587-7200
fax: 808-587-7205
senkim@capitol.hawaii.gov
Member of the following committees:
District Information
14th Senatorial District Map - Kapalama, ‘Alewa, Kalihi Valley, Ft. Shafter, Moanalua Gardens & Valley, portions of Halawa and ‘Aiea

Neighborhood Boards
Liliha/Puunui/Alewa/Kamehameha Heights No. 14
Kalihi/Palama No. 15
Kalihi Valley No. 16
Aiea No. 20

Community Associations
Moanalua Gardens Community Association
Moanalua Valley Community Association
Experience
Previous Leadership Assignments
•  President, Hawai‘i State Senate (2013-2015)
•  Vice President, Hawai‘i State Senate (2003-2008, 2011-2013)
•  Chair, Committee on Tourism (2003-2006, 2011-2013)
•  Chair, Special Committee on Accountability (2011-2013)
•  Chair, Committee on Ways and Means (2009-2010)
•  Chair, Committee on Tourism and Intergovernmental Affairs (2001-2002)

Membership
•  National Foundation of Women Legislators - Southwest Regional State Director
•  National Association of Latino Elected & Appointed Officials
•  National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators
•  Board of Hispanic Caucus Chair
•  Women In Government - Hawaii State Director

Community Activity
•  Member, Kalihi Business Association
•  Member, Filipino Chamber of Commerce
•  Honorary Member, Hawai‘i Korean Chamber of Commerce
•  Member, Moanalua Lions Club
•  Board of Trustees, Palama Settlement
•  Member, Hawai‘i Korean Millenium Commission
•  Member, Special Committee on Studying Effects of Economy on Judiciary
Awards and Recognition
•  Partner in Education Award, Achieve3000 (2018)
•  Light of the Orient Award, Korean American Foundation of Hawaii (2015)
•  Legislator of the Year, Hawaii Wholesale Liquor Dealers Association Legislator of the Year (2014)
•  Legislator of the Year for the Friends of the Library of Hawaii (2012)
•  Distinguished Honoree by Public Schools of Hawaii Foundation (2012)
•  Outstanding City and County Administrator, American Society for Public Administration (1997)
•  Outstanding Alumni Award, Farrington High School (1997)
•  Hawai‘i Jaycee's Three Outstanding Young Persons (1988)
Measures Introduced
 Title
SB251 SD1 RELATING TO SPORTS MEDICINE.
SB313 SD1 HD1 MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
SB314 RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
SB315 SD1 HD1 MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
SB316 SD2 HD2 RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
SB317 HD1 MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
SB318 MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI‘I AT HILO.
SB319 RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI‘I.
SB499 RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII BUDGET.
SB500 SD2 RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR.
SB501 RELATING TO GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY.
SB502 SD1 RELATING TO GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY.
SB503 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO SALARY OVERPAYMENTS.
SB504 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO IOLANI PALACE.
SB505 RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE INSPECTIONS.
SB506 RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES.
SB507 RELATING TO PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGERS.
SB508 RELATING TO TRANSFER FEES.
SB574 RELATING TO CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT.
SB671 SD2 RELATING TO POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION STUDENT IMMUNIZATIONS.
SB672 RELATING TO MINIMUM WAGE.
SB686 SD1 RELATING TO MARIJUANA.
SB688 SD1 RELATING TO EDUCATION FUNDING.
SB690 SD1 RELATING TO CLIMATE CHANGE.
SB695 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO THE HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSION ACT.
SB698 SD2 RELATING TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS.
SB845 RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
SB851 RELATING TO DECEPTIVE TRADE PRACTICES.
SB852 SD2 HD1 CD1 RELATING TO RESTITUTION FOR VICTIMS OF CRIME.
SB857 RELATING TO PAYMENTS OF SUPPORT.
SB1023 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO AGING.
SB1028 RELATING TO RETIREMENT SAVINGS.
SB1033 SD2 HD2 RELATING TO THE LICENSURE OF MIDWIVES.
SB1034 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO INSURANCE.
SB1035 SD1 RELATING TO SEXUAL VIOLENCE.
SB1038 RELATING TO HUMAN TRAFFICKING.
SB1039 HD1 CD1 RELATING TO PROSTITUTION.
SB1040 SD1 RELATING TO SEX TRAFFICKING.
SB1042 SD1 RELATING TO CIVIL RIGHTS.
SB1060 RELATING TO STATE CAPITOL TOURS.
SB1093 RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE FOURTEENTH SENATORIAL DISTRICT.
SB1153 RELATING TO HEALTH.
SB1154 RELATING TO THE LANDLORD-TENANT CODE.
SB1155 RELATING TO PERMITTED INTERACTIONS.
SB1164 RELATING TO CIVIC EDUCATION.
SB1297 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES.
SB1401 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGERS.
SB1415 RELATING TO OVERPAYMENTS.
SB1416 RELATING TO GIFTS.
SB1417 SD2 HD1 CD1 RELATING TO FILIPINO VETERANS BURIAL ASSISTANCE.
SB1418 SD1 HD1 CD1 RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
SB1419 SD1 HD2 RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
SB1521 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGERS.
SB1531 RELATING TO IOLANI PALACE.
SB1532 RELATING TO LANDLORD-TENANT COURTS.
SB1533 SD1 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SCR20 SD1 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND HAWAII TOURISM AUTHORITY TO REPORT TO THE LEGISLATURE ON THE PROCESSING OF STATE OF HAWAII PLANT AND ANIMAL DECLARATION FORMS, INCLUDING THE COSTS INVOLVED, AND CONVENE A TASK FORCE TO REVIEW THE EFFICACY OF SUCH FORMS.
SCR35 SD1 URGING THE UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY AND THE HAWAII STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO REJECT THE APPROVAL OF A SINGLE WALL TANK UPGRADE ALTERNATIVE OPTION FOR THE RED HILL BULK FUEL STORAGE FACILITY AND THE CONCLUSIONS PRESENTED IN THE GROUNDWATER PROTECTION AND EVALUATIONS CONSIDERATIONS REPORT FOR THE RED HILL BULK FUEL STORAGE FACILITY DATED JULY 27, 2018.
SCR44 SD1 REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO EVALUATE THE 2017 UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII INTERNAL AUDIT OF TRAVEL POLICY COMPLIANCE FOR FISCAL YEARS 2015-2017 AND REPORT TO THE LEGISLATURE.
SCR50 RENAMING THE NATURAL ENERGY LABORATORY OF HAWAII AUTHORITY AS THE GEORGE R. ARIYOSHI NATURAL ENERGY LAB.
SCR54 REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO CONDUCT A TRANSPARENT, COMPREHENSIVE PERFORMANCE AND MANAGEMENT AUDIT OF CERTAIN OFFICES AND PROGRAMS WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY TO INCREASE PUBLIC CONFIDENCE IN GOVERNMENT.
SCR105 REQUESTING THE OFFICE OF INFORMATION PRACTICES TO INCLUDE IN THE EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF ITS ANNUAL REPORT TO THE LEGISLATURE A TABULATED REPORT WITH INFORMATION RELATING TO UNRESOLVED COMPLAINTS.
SCR151 STRONGLY URGING THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR AND THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL FEDERAL AID AND SUPPORT TO THE STATE OF HAWAII FOR FINANCIAL, MEDICAL, AND OTHER FEDERAL ASSISTANCE FOR MIGRANTS COVERED BY THE COMPACT OF FREE ASSOCIATION.
SCR154 REQUESTING THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII OFFICE OF INTERNAL AUDIT TO CONDUCT AN AUDIT OF VARIOUS PROGRAMS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII WEST OAHU THAT RECEIVE EXTRAMURAL FUNDING, INCLUDING TITLE III GRANT FUNDING.
SR15 SD1 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND HAWAII TOURISM AUTHORITY TO REPORT TO THE LEGISLATURE ON THE PROCESSING OF STATE OF HAWAII PLANT AND ANIMAL DECLARATION FORMS, INCLUDING THE COSTS INVOLVED, AND CONVENE A TASK FORCE TO REVIEW THE EFFICACY OF SUCH FORMS.
SR31 SD1 REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO EVALUATE THE 2017 UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII INTERNAL AUDIT OF TRAVEL POLICY COMPLIANCE FOR FISCAL YEARS 2015-2017 AND REPORT TO THE LEGISLATURE.
SR38 REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO CONDUCT A TRANSPARENT, COMPREHENSIVE PERFORMANCE AND MANAGEMENT AUDIT OF CERTAIN OFFICES AND PROGRAMS WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY TO INCREASE PUBLIC CONFIDENCE IN GOVERNMENT.
SR79 REQUESTING THE OFFICE OF INFORMATION PRACTICES TO INCLUDE IN THE EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF ITS ANNUAL REPORT TO THE LEGISLATURE A TABULATED REPORT WITH INFORMATION RELATING TO UNRESOLVED COMPLAINTS.
SR117 STRONGLY URGING THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR AND THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL FEDERAL AID AND SUPPORT TO THE STATE OF HAWAII FOR FINANCIAL, MEDICAL, AND OTHER FEDERAL ASSISTANCE FOR MIGRANTS COVERED BY THE COMPACT OF FREE ASSOCIATION.
SR120 REQUESTING THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII OFFICE OF INTERNAL AUDIT TO CONDUCT AN AUDIT OF VARIOUS PROGRAMS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII WEST OAHU THAT RECEIVE EXTRAMURAL FUNDING, INCLUDING TITLE III GRANT FUNDING.