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Senate District 25
Hawaii State Capitol
Room 231
phone: 808-587-8388
fax: 808-587-7240
senthielen@capitol.hawaii.gov
District Information
25th Senatorial District Map (Part 1 | Part 2) - Kailua, Lanikai, Enchanted Lake, Keolu Hills, Maunawili, Waimanalo, Hawai‘i Kai, Portlock
Experience
Life-long Volunteer
•  President, Hawaii Women Lawyers
•  Windward District Representative, State Board of Education
•  Kailua Neighborhood Board
•  UH Master Gardener
•  Aikahi Elementary Fun Fair Chair

Government Experience
•  Chairperson, Department of Land and Natural Resources
•  Agricultural Liaison, City and County of Honolulu
•  Director, State Office of Planning
•  State Senator, District 25

Business Experience
•  Gerson Grekin Wynhoff & Thielen
•  Managing Attorney, Legal Aid Society of Hawaii
•  The Grantwriter
•  Lilinoe Orchard

Education
•  Punahou 1979
•  University of Colorado
•  Case Western Reserve law school
•  Georgetown Public Policy Institute (finished degree with classes at UH)
Measures Introduced
 Title
SB310 RELATING TO THE EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT.
SB698 SD2 RELATING TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS.
SB940 SD1 RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL BUILDINGS.
SB941 SD2 RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL LANDS.
SB958 SD1 RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
SB1028 RELATING TO RETIREMENT SAVINGS.
SB1034 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO INSURANCE.
SB1035 SD1 RELATING TO SEXUAL VIOLENCE.
SB1038 RELATING TO HUMAN TRAFFICKING.
SB1040 SD1 RELATING TO SEX TRAFFICKING.
SB1041 SD2 HD2 RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES.
SB1042 SD1 RELATING TO CIVIL RIGHTS.
SB1043 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO HEALTH CARE.
SB1044 RELATING TO BREAST CANCER SCREENING.
SB1046 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.
SB1047 SD1 HD2 RELATING TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.
SB1048 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO SEXUAL HARASSMENT.
SB1049 RELATING TO THE HAWAII RETIREMENT SAVINGS PROGRAM.
SB1050 SD2 RELATING TO HOUSING.
SB1051 SD1 HD2 RELATING TO HOMELESS INDIVIDUALS WITH SEVERE MENTAL ILLNESS.
SB1052 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB1053 RELATING TO GENERAL EXCISE TAX EXEMPTIONS.
SB1054 SD2 RELATING TO PLANNING.
SB1055 SD1 RELATING TO FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS.
SB1056 SD1 RELATING TO LOBBYISTS.
SB1057 SD1 RELATING TO OPEN GOVERNMENT.
SB1059 RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
SB1060 RELATING TO STATE CAPITOL TOURS.
SB1061 RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES.
SB1062 SD1 RELATING TO WASTE MANAGEMENT.
SB1063 RELATING TO WIRELESS COMMUNICATION.
SB1064 SD2 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB1065 RELATING TO HIRING.
SB1066 SD1 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE.
SB1067 RELATING TO THE STATE CAPITOL.
SB1068 SD1 RELATING TO TRAILS.
SB1069 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO REDUCTION OF NOISE FROM HELICOPTER OPERATIONS.
SB1070 RELATING TO CONVICTIONS.
SB1071 RELATING TO IMPROVEMENTS TO STATE FACILITIES ON STATE LAND AT KA‘OHAO PUBLIC CONVERSION CHARTER SCHOOL.
SB1072 RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE TWENTY-FIFTH SENATORIAL DISTRICT.
SB1110 SD1 MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTING AND GENERAL SERVICES.
SB1111 SD2 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTING AND GENERAL SERVICES.
SB1112 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTING AND GENERAL SERVICES.
SB1113 SD1 RELATING TO COASTAL ZONE MANAGEMENT.
SB1333 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.
SB1334 RELATED TO FIREARMS.
SB1335 RELATING TO HEMP.
SB1462 SD2 RELATING TO ADDRESS CONFIDENTIALITY.
SB2230 RELATING TO SERVICE CHARGES.
SB2304 RELATING TO DOMESTIC ABUSE.
SB2305 SD1 RELATING TO DOMESTIC ABUSE.
SB2306 RELATING TO PROOF OF DOMESTIC OR SEXUAL VIOLENCE VICTIM STATUS.
SB2307 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO STATE PROCUREMENT OF WIFI AND INTERNET SERVICES.
SB2308 SD2 RELATING TO THE SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN.
SB2309 SD1 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB2310 SD2 RELATING TO CHILD SUPPORT.
SB2311 SD2 RELATING TO CAMPUS SAFETY.
SB2312 SD1 RELATING TO CIVIL RIGHTS.
SB2313 SD2 HD2 RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES.
SB2314 RELATING TO SEXUAL HARASSMENT.
SB2315 RELATING TO SEXUAL ASSAULT EVIDENCE COLLECTION KITS.
SB2316 SD1 RELATING TO CHILDHOOD SEXUAL ABUSE.
SB2317 RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.
SB2318 RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
SB2319 RELATING TO TOURISM.
SB2320 RELATING TO HELICOPTERS.
SB2321 RELATING TO CIVIL RIGHTS.
SB2322 SD2 RELATING TO CERTIFICATES OF PARTICIPATION.
SB2323 RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE TWENTY-FIFTH SENATORIAL DISTRICT.
SB2324 RELATING TO MEDICAID.
SB2325 SD2 RELATING TO SCHOOL BUSES.
SB2326 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO MICROBEADS.
SB2480 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO PROTECTIVE ORDERS.
SB3014 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO ON-SITE EARLY CHILDHOOD FACILITIES.
SB3015 SD2 RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.
SB3016 RELATING TO FEMININE HYGIENE PRODUCTS.
SB3101 RELATING TO ACCESS TO LEARNING.
SB3102 RELATING TO HELPING WORKING FAMILIES.
SB3103 SD2 HD2 RELATING TO A SCHOOL FACILITIES AGENCY.
SB3104 SD2 RELATING TO LAND DEVELOPMENT.
SB3121 SD1 RELATING TO STATEWIDE COMPOSTING.
SCR6 CONVENING A TASK FORCE TO ADDRESS IMPLEMENTATION OF HAWAII'S STATE LAW COROLLARY TO TITLE IX IN LIGHT OF ANTICIPATED CHANGES TO FEDERAL TITLE IX REGULATIONS.
SCR7 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO SUBMIT A REPORT TO THE LEGISLATURE ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE AMENDED CHAPTERS 19 AND 89 OF TITLE 8, HAWAII ADMINISTRATIVE RULES.
SCR8 REQUESTING THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CONVENE A TASK FORCE TO CONSOLIDATE DATA AND INFORMATION REGARDING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN INTO A COMPREHENSIVE ANNUAL REPORT TO STRENGTHEN THE STATE'S OVERALL RESPONSE TO VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN.
SCR9 REQUESTING VARIOUS APPOINTING AUTHORITIES TO DEDICATE THEMSELVES TO ACHIEVE GENDER PARITY ON STATE BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS AND CIRCUIT COURT.
SCR10 REQUESTING THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES PROVIDE AN ESTIMATE OF THE BUDGET APPROPRIATION AND LEGISLATIVE ACTION NECESSARY TO FUND AN EXPANSION OF MED-QUEST COVERAGE TO ALL POST-PARTUM WOMEN FOR A PERIOD OF TWELVE MONTHS FOLLOWING CHILDBIRTH.
SCR11 REQUESTING THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO AUTHORIZE THE NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD TO ADOPT AND ENFORCE REGULATIONS FOR INCREASED SAFETY STANDARDS FOR HELICOPTERS AND SMALL AIRCRAFT THAT CHARGE FEES FOR CARRYING PASSENGERS ON RECREATIONAL FLIGHTS.
SCR12 URGING THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION TO TAKE ACTION REGARDING COMMERCIAL HELICOPTER TOUR OPERATIONS IN HAWAII.
SCR13 SD1 URGING CONGRESS TO PASS THE CLINICAL TREATMENT ACT TO AMEND TITLE XIX OF THE SOCIAL SECURITY ACT TO REQUIRE MEDICAID TO COVER THE ROUTINE COSTS OF CARE FOR PATIENTS WITH LIFE-THREATENING CONDITIONS WHO ARE ENROLLED IN CLINICAL TRIALS.
SCR86 SD1 REQUESTING THE GOVERNOR TO RECOGNIZE AND COMMEMORATE AUGUST 26, 2020, AS WOMEN'S EQUALITY DAY, CELEBRATING THE CENTENNIAL OF, AND HONORING HAWAII'S ROLE IN, THE WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE MOVEMENT.
SCR87 REQUESTING STATE LEGISLATORS TO UTILIZE UNIFORM PROCEDURES FOR THE CUSTODY, INVENTORY, AND CARE OF PROTOCOL GIFTS RECEIVED ON BEHALF OF THE STATE OR EITHER HOUSE OF THE LEGISLATURE.
SCR88 ACKNOWLEDGING AND URGING TURKEY AND IRAQ TO RECOGNIZE THE GENOCIDE COMMITTED AGAINST ASSYRIANS BETWEEN 1915-1933.
SCR129 URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO ADDRESS MICROPLASTICS BY DESIGNATING PERSONNEL, IMPLEMENTING TECHNOLOGY, AND ESTABLISHING A PILOT PROJECT AT KAILUA BEACH PARK TO DEPLOY AND TEST NEW SAND-CLEANING TECHNOLOGIES FOR STATEWIDE USE.
SCR137 REQUESTING THE OFFICE OF INFORMATION PRACTICES TO CONDUCT A MODIFIED APPEAL RESOLUTION PILOT PROJECT.
SCR218 DESIGNATING APRIL AS TREE AWARENESS MONTH IN THE STATE OF HAWAII.
SCR219 URGING THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS, THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, AND THE HAWAII DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO TAKE EVERY ACTION NECESSARY TO ADDRESS RAPIDLY INCREASING SAFETY RISKS AND COMMUNITY DISRUPTION RESULTING FROM INSUFFICIENT REGULATION OF RAPIDLY INCREASING OPERATIONS OF TOUR HELICOPTERS AND SMALL AIRCRAFT THROUGHOUT HAWAII SKIES.
SCR220 REQUESTING THAT THE HAWAII HOUSING FINANCE AND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION REVIEW HOW IT CALCULATES ITS AFFORDABLE SALES PRICE GUIDELINES AND SUBMIT A REPORT COMPARING THE BEST PRACTICES AND POLICIES OF THE AFFORDABLE SALES PRICE GUIDELINES OF OTHER HIGH COST AREAS.
SCR221 REQUESTING THAT THE STATE ADOPT AND IMPLEMENT A PAID FAMILY LEAVE PROGRAM FOR ALL WORKERS BY 2025.
SCR226 URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND TOURISM TO CONVENE A WORKING GROUP TO EXPLORE AND PROPOSE METHODS TO INCENTIVIZE WOMEN ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN HAWAII.
SR7 CONVENING A TASK FORCE TO ADDRESS IMPLEMENTATION OF HAWAII'S STATE LAW COROLLARY TO TITLE IX IN LIGHT OF ANTICIPATED CHANGES TO FEDERAL TITLE IX REGULATIONS.
SR8 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO SUBMIT A REPORT TO THE LEGISLATURE ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE AMENDED CHAPTERS 19 AND 89 OF TITLE 8, HAWAII ADMINISTRATIVE RULES.
SR9 REQUESTING THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CONVENE A TASK FORCE TO CONSOLIDATE DATA AND INFORMATION REGARDING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN INTO A COMPREHENSIVE ANNUAL REPORT TO STRENGTHEN THE STATE'S OVERALL RESPONSE TO VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN.
SR10 REQUESTING VARIOUS APPOINTING AUTHORITIES TO DEDICATE THEMSELVES TO ACHIEVE GENDER PARITY ON STATE BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS AND CIRCUIT COURT.
SR11 REQUESTING THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES PROVIDE AN ESTIMATE OF THE BUDGET APPROPRIATION AND LEGISLATIVE ACTION NECESSARY TO FUND AN EXPANSION OF MED-QUEST COVERAGE TO ALL POST-PARTUM WOMEN FOR A PERIOD OF TWELVE MONTHS FOLLOWING CHILDBIRTH.
SR12 REQUESTING THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO AUTHORIZE THE NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD TO ADOPT AND ENFORCE REGULATIONS FOR INCREASED SAFETY STANDARDS FOR HELICOPTERS AND SMALL AIRCRAFT THAT CHARGE FEES FOR CARRYING PASSENGERS ON RECREATIONAL FLIGHTS.
SR13 URGING THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION TO TAKE ACTION REGARDING COMMERCIAL HELICOPTER TOUR OPERATIONS IN HAWAII.
SR14 SD1 URGING CONGRESS TO PASS THE CLINICAL TREATMENT ACT TO AMEND TITLE XIX OF THE SOCIAL SECURITY ACT TO REQUIRE MEDICAID TO COVER THE ROUTINE COSTS OF CARE FOR PATIENTS WITH LIFE-THREATENING CONDITIONS WHO ARE ENROLLED IN CLINICAL TRIALS.
SR52 SD1 REQUESTING THE GOVERNOR TO RECOGNIZE AND COMMEMORATE AUGUST 26, 2020, AS WOMEN'S EQUALITY DAY, CELEBRATING THE CENTENNIAL OF, AND HONORING HAWAII'S ROLE IN, THE WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE MOVEMENT.
SR53 REQUESTING STATE LEGISLATORS TO UTILIZE UNIFORM PROCEDURES FOR THE CUSTODY, INVENTORY, AND CARE OF PROTOCOL GIFTS RECEIVED ON BEHALF OF THE STATE OR EITHER HOUSE OF THE LEGISLATURE.
SR89 URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO ADDRESS MICROPLASTICS BY DESIGNATING PERSONNEL, IMPLEMENTING TECHNOLOGY, AND ESTABLISHING A PILOT PROJECT AT KAILUA BEACH PARK TO DEPLOY AND TEST NEW SAND-CLEANING TECHNOLOGIES FOR STATEWIDE USE.
SR97 REQUESTING THE OFFICE OF INFORMATION PRACTICES TO CONDUCT A MODIFIED APPEAL RESOLUTION PILOT PROJECT.
SR147 DESIGNATING APRIL AS TREE AWARENESS MONTH IN THE STATE OF HAWAII.
SR148 REQUESTING THAT THE HAWAII HOUSING FINANCE AND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION REVIEW HOW IT CALCULATES ITS AFFORDABLE SALES PRICE GUIDELINES AND SUBMIT A REPORT COMPARING THE BEST PRACTICES AND POLICIES OF THE AFFORDABLE SALES PRICE GUIDELINES OF OTHER HIGH COST AREAS.
SR149 REQUESTING THAT THE STATE ADOPT AND IMPLEMENT A PAID FAMILY LEAVE PROGRAM FOR ALL WORKERS BY 2025.
SR187 URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND TOURISM TO CONVENE A WORKING GROUP TO EXPLORE AND PROPOSE METHODS TO INCENTIVIZE WOMEN ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN HAWAII.