30th Legislature, 2019
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Floor session convene times for January 22, 2019:
Senate: 9:30 a.m. | House of Representatives: 9:00 a.m.
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Senate District 8
Hawaii State Capitol
Room 409
phone: 808-586-6030
fax: 808-586-6031
senkouchi@capitol.hawaii.gov
Member of the following committees:
Experience
 Education
•  Waimea High School, Waimea, Kaua‘i
•  Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa

 Kaua‘i County Council
•  Kaua‘i County Council Member (1983-2002)
•  Kaua‘i County Council Member (2006-2008)
•  Kaua‘i County Council Chair (12 years)

 Legislative
•  Appointed to the Hawai‘i State Senate in September 2010
•  Elected to the Hawai‘i State Senate in November 2010
•  7th Senatorial District - Kaua‘i & Ni‘ihau
•  Elected to the Hawai‘i State Senate in November 2013
•  8th Senatorial District - Kaua‘i & Ni‘ihau
•  Elected as Senate President in May 2015

 Committees
   2015-2018
•  Hawai‘i State Senate President

   2014-2015
•  Ways and Means, Vice-Chair
•  Education, Member
•  Transportation, Member

   2013-2014
•  Hawai‘i State Senate Vice President
•  Agriculture, Vice-Chair
•  Transportation and International Affairs, Member
•  Ways and Means, Member

   2011-2013
•  Majority Caucus Leader
•  Tourism, Vice-Chair
•  Agriculture, Member
•  Transportation and International Affairs, Member
•  Ways and Means, Member
Accomplishments
•  Director, National Association of Counties (1992-2002)
•  Director, Kaua‘i Visitors Bureau (2006)
•  Director, Kaua‘i Island Utility Cooperative (2003-2006)
•  Chairman, Capital Campaign for Wilcos Health Foundation (2003-2005)
•  Vice-Chair, Agriculture and Rural Affairs Steering Committee of the National Association of Counties (2005-2010)
•  Member, New Hope Kaua‘i (January 2011-present)
•  Member, Kaua‘i Veterans Memorial Hospital Board (2006)
•  Member, YMCA Board of Directors (2003-2006)
•  Member, Kaua‘i Chamber of Commerce Legislative Committee (2006)
•  Member, Kaua‘i High School Baseball Booster Club (2006-2009)
•  President, Lihue Baseball League (1995-2000)
•  President, West Kaua‘i Midget Baseball League (1985-1990)
•  Head Coach, Waimea High School Girls Volleyball Program (1985-1987)
•  Coach, Simpson College Women's Volleyball Team (1980-1981)
Measures Introduced
 Title
SB126 RELATING TO THE STATE BUDGET.
SB134 RELATING TO AUTOMATIC VOTER REGISTRATION.
SB135 RELATING TO NOMINATION PAPERS.
SB136 RELATING TO THE ELECTRONIC TRANSMISSION OF BALLOTS.
SB137 RELATING TO VIOLATIONS OF CAMPAIGN FINANCE LAW.
SB138 RELATING TO REPORTS OF CANDIDATE COMMITTEES.
SB139 RELATING TO ELECTIONEERING COMMUNICATIONS.
SB140 RELATING TO CAMPAIGN REPORTS.
SB141 RELATING TO DISCLOSURE OF ATTORNEY-CLIENT AND ATTORNEY WORK-PRODUCT PRIVILEGED COMMUNICATIONS TO THE OMBUDSMAN.
SB142 RELATING TO THE STATE ETHICS CODE.
SB143 RELATING TO ETHICS.
SB144 RELATING TO LOBBYISTS.
SB145 RELATING TO THE STATE FIRE CODE.
SB146 RELATING TO THE STATE FIRE COUNCIL.
SB147 RELATING TO THE STATE BUILDING CODE.
SB148 RELATING TO FIRE PROTECTION.
SB149 RELATING TO THE STATE FIRE COUNCIL.
SB150 RELATING TO FIREWORKS.
SB151 RELATING TO FIREWORKS.
SB152 RELATING TO FIREWORKS LABELING.
SB153 RELATING TO PERMIT FEES FOR AERIAL DEVICES, DISPLAY FIREWORKS, AND ARTICLES PYROTECHNIC.
SB154 RELATING TO FIREWORKS.
SB155 RELATING TO FIRE PROTECTION.
SB156 RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.
SB157 RELATING TO THE STATE BUILDING CODE.
SB158 RELATING TO THE CONSOLIDATION OF MOTOR VEHICLE DRIVER'S LICENSE AND CIVIL IDENTIFICATION CARD FORMS.
SB159 RELATING TO TOBACCO PRODUCTS.
SB160 RELATING TO TORT LIABILITY.
SB161 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB162 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB163 RELATING TO ZONING.
SB164 RELATING TO UNADJUDICATED TRAFFIC FINES.
SB165 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB166 RELATING TO THE STATE BUDGET.
SB167 RELATING TO TRAFFIC CONTROL.
SB168 RELATING TO MINIMUM WAGE.
SB169 RELATING TO HIGHWAY SAFETY.
SB170 RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
SB171 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB172 RELATING TO TORT LIABILITY.
SB173 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB174 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB175 RELATING TO ZONING.
SB176 RELATING TO UNADJUDICATED TRAFFIC FINES.
SB177 MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF THE PROSECUTING ATTORNEY OF THE CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU.
SB178 RELATING TO ALTERNATIVE SCHOOLS FOR JUVENILES.
SB179 RELATING TO SEARCH WARRANTS.
SB180 RELATING TO DNA COLLECTION FOR CERTAIN FELONY OFFENSES.
SB181 RELATING TO DISMISSAL OF CRIMINAL CASES.
SB182 RELATING TO COUNTY AUTHORITY ON THE SALE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS.
SB183 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB184 RELATING TO TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS.
SB185 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB186 RELATING TO THE JUDICIARY.
SB187 RELATING TO DISTRICT COURT JUDGES.
SB188 RELATING TO THE CHILDREN'S JUSTICE PROGRAM.
SB189 RELATING TO DESIGNATING SUBSTITUTE JUDGES ON THE INTERMEDIATE COURT OF APPEALS.
SB190 RELATING TO THE BUDGET OF THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS.
SB191 RELATING TO STRENGTHENING THE FOUNDATION FOR ENSURING A FAIR AND JUST PAYMENT AMOUNT FOR THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS' PRO RATA SHARE OF THE PUBLIC LAND TRUST.
SB192 RELATING TO BAIL.
SB193 RELATING TO THE COMPOSITION OF THE STATE COUNCIL ON MENTAL HEALTH.
SB208 RELATING TO PUBLIC ACCOUNTANCY.
SB221 RELATING TO CESSPOOLS.
SB222 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB223 RELATING TO IRRIGATION.
SB224 RELATING TO SPECIAL NUMBER PLATES.
SB225 RELATING TO OCULARISTS.
SB226 RELATING TO SUICIDE PREVENTION.
SCR2 REQUESTING THE STATE PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL COMMISSION TO REPORT ON THE CRITERIA DEVELOPED AND PRIORITIZATION ADVISED FOR CHARTER SCHOOL FACILITIES FUNDING PURSUANT TO SECTION 302D-29.5, HAWAII REVISED STATUTES.
SCR3 CONVENING A TASK FORCE TO STUDY THE ISSUE OF RESIDENTIAL SPRINKLER COSTS IN NEW ONE- AND TWO-FAMILY DWELLINGS.
SB307 RELATING TO SPEECH PATHOLOGY.
SB308 RELATING TO FAMILY LEAVE.
SB320 RELATING TO THE STATE CAPITOL MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE.
SB321 RELATING TO THE WILDLIFE REVOLVING FUND.
SB322 PROPOSING A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT RELATING TO THE MANAGEMENT AND CONSERVATION OF RESOURCES.
SB323 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES.
SB324 RELATING TO WILDLIFE RESOURCES.
SB401 RELATING TO TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS.
SB402 RELATING TO LIFEGUARDS.
SB403 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB404 RELATING TO TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX.
SB405 RELATING TO TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX.
SB610 RELATING TO DISASTER RELIEF.
SB611 RELATING TO CONSUMER PROTECTION.
SB612 RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII PROMISE PROGRAM PLUS.
SB613 RELATING TO CHECK CASHING.
SB614 RELATING TO ZONING.
SB615 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES.
SB616 RELATING TO SAVINGS PROMOTION CONTESTS.
SB617 RELATING TO ENERGY EFFICIENCY.
SB618 RELATING TO STATUTORY REVISION: AMENDING OR REPEALING VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF THE HAWAII REVISED STATUTES AND THE SESSION LAWS OF HAWAII FOR THE PURPOSES OF CORRECTING ERRORS AND REFERENCES, CLARIFYING LANGUAGE, AND DELETING OBSOLETE OR UNNECESSARY PROVISIONS.
SB666 RELATING TO AN AIRPORTS CORPORATION.
SB698 RELATING TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS.