31st Legislature, 2021
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Senate District 13
Hawaii State Capitol
Room 204
phone: 808-586-6130
fax: 808-586-6131
senrhoads@Capitol.hawaii.gov
Member of the following committees:
District Information
13th Senatorial District Map - Dowsett Highlands, Pu‘unui, Nu‘uanu, Pacific Heights, Pauoa, Punchbowl, Pālama, Liliha, Iwilei, Chinatown, and Downtown
Professional Experience
•  State Representative, (2006-2016)
•  Legislative Aide, Rep. Marilyn B. Lee, (6 years)
•  Small business owner, solo law practice, (4 years)
•  Law practice, Perkin & Hosoda, (2 years)
•  Legislative Assistant, U.S. Rep. Eliot L. Engel, (3 years)
•  Legislative Aide, U.S. Rep. Louise M. Slaughter, (2 years)
•  Intern, U.S. Senator John F. Kerry
Community Activities
•  Downtown Neighborhood Board, (10 years)
•  Chinatown Citizens Patrol, (14 years)
•  Pacific Gateway Center Board of Directors, (11 years)
•  Honolulu Tower Board of Directors, (6 years)

Education
•  J.D., George Washington University (with Honors), 1996
•  Summer clerk, Judge Corinne K.A. Watanabe (Intermediate Court of Appeals), 1995
•  M.A., University of London, Soviet & Eastern European Area Studies, 1987
•  B.A., Andrews University (History major, Chemistry minor), 1986
•  Indiana Academy (high school), Cicero, IN 1981

Awards and Recognition
•  2013 recipient of the Patsy T. Mink Award
•  2016 Certificate of appreciation, US Department of Defense
•  2013 Humane State Legislator Award, Humane Society of the United States
•  2012 recipient of the Chinatown Heroes Award
•  AARP Certificate of Appreciation, for helping to pass the CARE Act
•  City and County of Honolulu, Environmental Hero Award of Recognition
•  Named Freshman Legislator of the Year for 2007 by the University of Hawai‘i Professional Assembly
•  Japanese-American Citizens League Honolulu Chapter, Certificate of Appreciation
Measures Introduced
 Title
SB1 SD1 RELATING TO HOUSING.
SB18 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB35 SD1 RELATING TO THE RESIDENTIAL LANDLORD-TENANT CODE.
SB36 SD1 RELATING TO RENTAL DISCRIMINATION.
SB37 RELATING TO THE MORTGAGE INTEREST DEDUCTION.
SB63 RELATING TO ELECTRONIC SMOKING DEVICES.
SB64 SD1 RELATING TO MEDICAL CANNABIS.
SB146 RELATING TO THE UNIFORM PROBATE CODE.
SB148 SD1 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB149 RELATING TO PROPERTY FORFEITURE.
SB159 RELATING TO VOTING.
SB160 RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
SB161 RELATING TO STATE BUILDING CONSTRUCTION.
SB162 SD1 RELATING TO THE LANDLORD-TENANT CODE.
SB163 RELATING TO CHILDHOOD SEXUAL ABUSE.
SB165 RELATING TO FIREWORKS
SB166 RELATING TO CAMPAIGN FINANCE.
SB169 RELATING TO RANKED CHOICE VOTING.
SB189 RELATING TO DOG BITES.
SB190 RELATING TO ATTACHMENT OF REAL PROPERTY.
SB191 SD1 RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
SB192 RELATING TO PUBLIC ASSISTANCE.
SB193 SD1 RELATING TO EQUITABLE GENDER REPRESENTATION ON CORPORATE BOARDS.
SB194 RELATING TO THE LIQUOR COMMISSION.
SB195 SD1 RELATING TO THE ELECTION OF MEMBERS TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS.
SB196 SD1 PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE HAWAII STATE CONSTITUTION TO REQUIRE THE REAPPORTIONMENT COMMISSION TO ESTABLISH A REAPPORTIONMENT PLAN TO DRAW DISTRICT LINES FOR THE MEMBERS OF THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS BOARD OF TRUSTEES.
SB197 RELATING TO SEXUAL ASSAULT.
SB198 RELATING TO FIREARMS.
SB199 SD1 RELATING TO ASSISTED COMMUNITY TREATMENT.
SB200 RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
SB201 RELATING TO CORPORATIONS.
SB202 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB203 RELATING TO MEDICAL INFORMED CONSENT.
SB204 SD1 RELATING TO AQUATIC RESOURCES.
SB205 RELATING TO DEFERRED DEPOSITS.
SB206 SD1 RELATING TO RENTAL DISCRIMINATION.
SB207 RELATING TO HOUSING.
SB208 RELATING TO PLASTIC STRAWS.
SB209 RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT.
SB210 RELATING TO ARRANGEMENT OF CANDIDATE NAMES ON BALLOTS.
SB211 SD1 RELATING TO HAWAIIAN AS AN OFFICIAL LANGUAGE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII.
SB212 RELATED TO CAMPAIGN FINANCE.
SB213 RELATING TO EMERGENCY RESPONSE VEHICLES.
SB230 RELATING TO REAL PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS.
SB231 RELATING TO SEA LEVEL RISE ADAPTATION.
SB232 RELATING TO LITTERING.
SB252 RELATING TO INDUSTRIAL HEMP DERIVED PRODUCTS.
SB253 RELATING TO MEDICAL CANNABIS.
SB276 RELATING TO INCOME TAX.
SB277 RELATING TO VESSELS.
SB278 RELATING TO POLITICAL ADVERTISING.
SB279 SD1 RELATING TO MARRIAGE OF MINORS.
SB280 RELATING TO FAIR HOUSING REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS.
SB281 RELATING TO VITAL STATISTICS.
SB282 RELATING TO VOTING.
SB283 SD1 RELATING TO HEALTH.
SB284 RELATING TO STATE WATER CODE PENALTIES.
SB285 RELATING TO MINIMUM WAGE.
SB286 RELATING TO FIREARMS.
SB287 SD1 RELATING TO VISION ZERO.
SB288 RELATING TO THE PENAL CODE.
SB289 RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.
SB290 RELATING TO FAIR SCHEDULING.
SB291 RELATING TO STATE LANDS.
SB292 RELATING TO REAL ESTATE DISCLOSURE.
SB293 RELATING TO TRESPASS.
SB294 SD1 RELATING TO PROPERTY FORFEITURE.
SB295 RELATING TO FIREARMS.
SB296 RELATING TO LIQUOR LAW VIOLATIONS.
SB297 RELATING TO JUDICIAL ENFORCEMENT OF THE UNIFORM INFORMATION PRACTICES ACT.
SB298 RELATING TO INTOXICATING LIQUOR.
SB299 RELATING TO SHORELINE SETBACKS.
SB300 SD1 RELATING TO PROTECTIVE ORDERS.
SB301 RELATING TO FIREARMS.
SB302 SD1 RELATING TO TAX CREDITS.
SB303 RELATING TO PROCUREMENT OF CONTRACTS FOR VEHICLE RENTAL.
SB304 SD1 RELATING TO CARBON OFFSETS.
SB305 RELATING TO FIREARMS.
SB306 RELATING TO THE LANDLORD-TENANT CODE.
SB307 RELATING TO FIREARMS.
SB308 RELATING TO MOPEDS.
SB309 SD1 RELATING TO PRIVACY.
SB310 RELATING TO STATE-LICENSED CARE FACILITIES.
SB311 RELATING TO ENERGY.
SB312 PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE HAWAII CONSTITUTION REGARDING THE FREEDOM OF SPEECH.
SB313 RELATING TO LITTER CONTROL.
SB336 SD1 RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL LOANS.
SB342 RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES.
SB343 SD1 RELATING TO SEXUAL ASSAULT OF AN ANIMAL.
SB344 RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.
SB346 SD1 RELATING TO FARM ANIMALS.
SB347 SD1 RELATING TO LITTER CONTROL.
SB349 RELATING TO THE DEPOSIT BEVERAGE CONTAINER PROGRAM.
SB353 RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.
SB371 RELATING TO SEA LEVEL RISE ADAPTATION.
SB373 RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES.
SB376 RELATING TO NOISE.
SB377 RELATING TO TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS.
SB469 RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS.
SB475 RELATING TO SEA LEVEL RISE.
SB500 RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT.
SB501 RELATING TO ENERGY EFFICIENCY.
SB502 SD2 PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE I OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII TO GUARANTEE ALL INDIVIDUALS THE RIGHT TO HAVE A CLEAN AND HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT.
SB503 RELATING TO REAL PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS.
SB504 RELATING TO THE PROTECTION OF SHARKS.
SB511 RELATING TO LITTER CONTROL.
SB515 RELATING TO A STATE STOCKPILE STORAGE FACILITY.
SB520 RELATING TO VEHICLE SALES.
SB521 RELATING TO EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT.
SB522 RELATING TO CHILD CARE.
SB523 RELATING TO FIREARMS AMMUNITION.
SB524 RELATING TO COMMUTING.
SB525 RELATING TO BUSINESS REGISTRATION.
SB526 RELATING TO THE UNIFORM EMPLOYEE AND STUDENT ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT.
SB527 RELATING TO DRUG OFFENSES.
SB528 RELATING TO POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENTS.
SB529 SD1 RELATING TO RECORDINGS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES.
SB530 RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.
SB531 RELATING TO AN INTERSTATE COMPACT TO PHASE OUT CORPORATE WELFARE.
SB532 RELATING TO LAW ENFORCEMENT REFORM.
SB533 RELATING TO VOTERS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS.
SB534 SD1 RELATING TO ELECTRONIC TRANSMISSION OF BALLOTS.
SB535 RELATING TO THE HAWAII SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF AND BLIND.
SB536 RELATING TO TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACCESS FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH PRINT DISABILITIES.
SB537 RELATING TO AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE.
SB538 RELATING TO THE HAWAII CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION.
SB539 RELATING TO HEARING AIDS.
SB540 SD1 RELATING TO EMERGENCY RULES.
SB541 RELATING TO SUGAR-SWEETENED BEVERAGES.
SB542 PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE X, SECTION 1, OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII TO REQUIRE THAT THE STATEWIDE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM BE THOROUGH AND EFFICIENT.
SB543 SD1 RELATING TO HUMAN TRAFFICKING.
SB544 RELATING TO DISCRIMINATION.
SB545 RELATING TO ANIMAL CRUELTY.
SB546 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB547 RELATING TO POLLING PLACES.
SB548 SD1 RELATING TO ELECTIONS BY MAIL.
SB560 RELATING TO RANKED CHOICE VOTING.
SB564 RELATING TO THE MODEL STATE RIGHT-TO-REPAIR LAW.
SB574 RELATING TO BICYCLE LANES.
SB588 RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT.
SB601 SD1 RELATING TO ROOFING CONTRACTORS.
SB603 RELATING TO CONSUMER PROTECTION.
SB604 RELATED TO PRESCRIPTION DRUG COSTS.
SB605 RELATING TO PRESCRIPTION DRUGS.
SB615 SD1 RELATING TO RENTALS OF MOPEDS AND MOTOR SCOOTERS.
SB619 SD1 RELATING TO ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSES.
SB620 SD1 RELATING TO ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSES.
SB621 RELATING TO TOBACCO PRODUCTS.
SB623 RELATING TO HEALTH CARE.
SB624 RELATING TO HEALTH CARE.
SB630 SD1 RELATING TO CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT.
SB631 RELATING TO PAYMENTS OF SUPPORT.
SB633 RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
SB634 RELATING TO THE USE OF INTOXICANTS WHILE OPERATING A VEHICLE.
SB654 RELATING TO THE ADVICE AND CONSENT OF THE SENATE.
SB663 SD1 RELATING TO THE SOLEMN COVENANT OF THE STATES TO AWARD PRIZES FOR CURING DISEASES.
SB695 SD1 RELATING TO STATE HOLIDAYS.
SB707 RELATING TO GENETIC ENGINEERING.
SB710 RELATING TO FOOD LABELING.
SB711 RELATING TO HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE.
SB716 RELATING TO CORAL.
SB718 RELATING TO PROTECTION OF NATURAL RESOURCES.
SB732 SD1 RELATING TO THE NON-VIOLENT RESPONSE TEAM PILOT PROGRAM.
SB737 RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.
SB742 RELATING TO POLICING.
SB747 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB749 SD1 RELATING TO THE PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY.
SB751 RELATING TO BLOOD DONATIONS.
SB753 RELATING TO SEX TRAFFICKING.
SB754 RELATING TO OPERATING A VEHICLE WHILE INTOXICATED.
SB755 SD1 RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
SB756 SD1 RELATING TO ELECTRIC VEHICLES.
SB761 RELATING TO MOPEDS.
SB762 SD1 RELATING TO STATE CAPITOL FACILITIES.
SB763 RELATING TO ELECTRIC VEHICLES.
SB764 SD1 RELATING TO HUMAN TRAFFICKING.
SB765 SD1 RELATING TO OPERATING A VEHICLE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF AN INTOXICANT.
SB783 RELATING TO LAW ENFORCEMENT.
SB792 RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
SB839 SD1 RELATING TO HEALTH.
SB912 SD1 RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
SB914 RELATING TO BROADBAND ACCESS.
SB987 SD1 RELATING TO GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS.
SB988 RELATING TO LABOR.
SB989 RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT FEES.
SB990 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB991 RELATING TO GIFT REPORTING.
SB1010 RELATING TO THE MARIJUANA EVALUATION TASK FORCE.
SB1243 SD1 RELATING TO THE PHASEOUT OF PRIVATE CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES.
SB1244 SD1 RELATING TO THE MODERNIZATION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE.
SB1259 RELATING TO MARINE LIFE.
SB1260 RELATING TO CRIMINAL PRETRIAL REFORM.
SB1261 RELATING TO SHARK PROTECTION.
SB1285 SD1 RELATING TO MEDICAL FACILITIES.
SB1298 SD1 RELATING TO GLASS CONTAINERS.
SB1300 RELATING TO INCREASING THE ESTATE TAX.
SB1302 RELATING TO TAX HAVEN ABUSE.
SB1309 SD1 RELATING TO ELECTRIC VEHICLES.
SB1310 RELATING TO COASTAL ZONE MANAGEMENT.
SB1350 RELATING TO STATE GOVERNMENT.
SCR6 URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT A PROGRAM TO RECRUIT AND EMPLOY QUALIFIED BLIND PERSONS TO SERVE AS ORIENTATION AND MOBILITY INSTRUCTORS AND IN OTHER POSITIONS AS TEACHERS OF VISUALLY IMPAIRED STUDENTS.
SCR7 REQUESTING THE DISABILITY AND COMMUNICATION ACCESS BOARD, IN COLLABORATION WITH THE OFFICE OF ENTERPRISE TECHNOLOGY SERVICES, TO CONVENE A WORKING GROUP ON ACCESSIBLE GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS.
SCR23 URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH'S ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT DIVISION TO ENSURE THAT DESTINATIONS TO WHICH THE STATE'S RECYCLABLE WASTE IS TRANSPORTED FOR OUT-OF-STATE PROCESSING ABIDE BY THE ENVIRONMENTAL STANDARDS AS OUTLINED BY THE BASEL CONVENTION.
SCR26 URGING THE EMPOWERMENT OF YOUNG WOMEN BY ANNUALLY RECOGNIZING OCTOBER 11 AS THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL.
SCR27 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES, IN COORDINATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, TO COLLECT DATA ON LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER, QUEER OR QUESTIONING, PANSEXUAL, ASEXUAL, GENDER NON-CONFORMING, AND INTERSEX YOUTH WHO ARE UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF THE COURTS AND THE HAWAII YOUTH CORRECTIONAL FACILITY.
SR5 REQUESTING THE DISABILITY AND COMMUNICATION ACCESS BOARD, IN COLLABORATION WITH THE OFFICE OF ENTERPRISE TECHNOLOGY SERVICES, TO CONVENE A WORKING GROUP ON ACCESSIBLE GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS.
SR6 URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT A PROGRAM TO RECRUIT AND EMPLOY QUALIFIED BLIND PERSONS TO SERVE AS ORIENTATION AND MOBILITY INSTRUCTORS AND IN OTHER POSITIONS AS TEACHERS OF VISUALLY IMPAIRED STUDENTS.
SR12 URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH'S ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT DIVISION TO ENSURE THAT DESTINATIONS TO WHICH THE STATE'S RECYCLABLE WASTE IS TRANSPORTED FOR OUT-OF-STATE PROCESSING ABIDE BY THE ENVIRONMENTAL STANDARDS AS OUTLINED BY THE BASEL CONVENTION.
SR15 URGING THE EMPOWERMENT OF YOUNG WOMEN BY ANNUALLY RECOGNIZING OCTOBER 11 AS THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL.
SR16 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES, IN COORDINATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, TO COLLECT DATA ON LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER, QUEER OR QUESTIONING, PANSEXUAL, ASEXUAL, GENDER NON-CONFORMING, AND INTERSEX YOUTH WHO ARE UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF THE COURTS AND THE HAWAII YOUTH CORRECTIONAL FACILITY.