30th Legislature, 2019
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Floor session convene times for March 25, 2019:
Senate: 11:30 a.m. | House of Representatives: 12:00 p.m.
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Senate District 12
Hawaii State Capitol
Room 223
phone: 808-586-6740
fax: 808-586-6829
senmoriwaki@capitol.hawaii.gov
Member of the following committees:
District Information
12th Senatorial District Map - Waikīkī, Ala Moana, Kaka‘ako, McCully, Mō‘ili‘ili
Experience
•  University of Hawai‘i: Co-chair, Hawai‘i Energy Policy Forum; Associate Director, Social Science Public Policy Center; UH Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs; Assistant Director & Associate Researcher, Hawai’i Gerontology Center.
•  Judiciary: Administrative Director of the Courts, chief of staff to the Chief Justice, responsible for administering the Hawai‘i State Judiciary Branch.
•  Governor Waihe‘e's 2nd Cabinet: Director, Department of Human Resources Development; Chair of the Conference of Personnel Directors; and Chair of the State Deferred Compensation Board.
•  Governor Waihe‘e's 1st Cabinet: Deputy Director, Department of Labor and Industrial Relations.
•  State Government: Administrator, Labor Department's Older & Non-English Speaking Service.
•  Law: Associate, Cades Schutte LLP.

Education
•  Kaimuki High School
•  University of Southern California, BA, MA, PhD
•  Loyola Law School, JD
Service/Awards
•  President, Kaka‘ako United, citizens working for quality development in Kaka‘ako.
•  Organizer/co-host “Hawai‘i: The State of Clean Energy” ThinkTech Hawai‘i television show
•  Vice-president, Hawai‘i Technology Institute, helping disadvantaged Native Hawaiians, others
•  Vice-president, One Waterfront Towers Condominium Board
•  Volunteer, Family Promise, Church of the Crossroads helping houseless families
•  Makiki Stream Stewards, organized stream clean up and revival with students from Washington Middle, McKinley High and Ka‘ahumanu Elementary, receiving City's Good Neighborhood Award for "environmental team leadership"
•  Facilitator, Hawai‘i State Senate Working Group on Family Court Legal Interventions, helping children in high conflict divorces, earning Children's Rights Council Award
•  Organizer and co-chair, Good Neighbor Store, Democratic Party program helping over 1000 underprivileged and abused children.
•  "Unsung Hero" Award, Hawai‘i's Thousand Friends
•  UH Robert Clopton Award for Outstanding Community Service
•  National Education Association Ellison Onizuka Memorial Award for work that significantly impacts education for Asians and Pacific Islanders.
•  Hawai‘i State Public Administration Award from the American Society for Public Administration for "innovative management of the Department of Personnel Services”
•  Eugene Rooney Leadership Award from the National Association of State Personnel Executives for "her dynamism and outstanding leadership in human resources development"
Measures Introduced
 Title
SB1 SD2 RELATING TO HOUSING.
SB119 RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
SB120 SD1 RELATING TO SPEEDY TRIAL.
SB121 RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
SB301 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO TAXATION OF REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUSTS.
SB350 RELATING TO HOUSING.
SB363 RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.
SB392 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO SPECIAL EDUCATION.
SB400 RELATING TO HOUSING.
SB478 RELATING TO PROSTITUTION.
SB506 RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES.
SB516 RELATING TO THE HAWAII HOUSING FINANCE AND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.
SB517 SD1 RELATING TO HOUSING.
SB531 SD1 RELATING TO HEALTH.
SB634 RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
SB635 SD1 PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO ARTICLE IX, SECTION 5, OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII.
SB636 SD1 RELATING TO HOUSING.
SB637 RELATING TO SENTENCING.
SB638 SD1 RELATING TO LIQUOR.
SB639 SD1 RELATING TO KUPUNA CARE.
SB666 SD2 HD2 RELATING TO AN AIRPORTS CORPORATION.
SB680 RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
SB698 SD2 RELATING TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS.
SB767 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO CONTRACTORS.
SB768 SD1 HD2 RELATING TO ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES.
SB951 RELATING TO OCEANFRONT PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS.
SB954 RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
SB955 RELATING TO PUBLIC FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE STATEMENT.
SB958 SD1 RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
SB1023 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO AGING.
SB1024 SD1 MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE AGING AND DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER.
SB1025 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO THE KUPUNA CAREGIVERS PROGRAM.
SB1026 SD1 RELATING TO THE HEALTHY AGING PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM.
SB1027 SD2 RELATING TO HEARING AIDS.
SB1028 RELATING TO RETIREMENT SAVINGS.
SB1029 SD1 RELATING TO AGING.
SB1030 RELATING TO ACTIVE AGING.
SB1031 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.
SB1032 RELATING TO HEALTH.
SB1040 SD1 RELATING TO SEX TRAFFICKING.
SB1048 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO SEXUAL HARASSMENT.
SB1052 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB1053 RELATING TO GENERAL EXCISE TAX EXEMPTIONS.
SB1055 SD1 RELATING TO FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS.
SB1063 RELATING TO WIRELESS COMMUNICATION.
SB1119 RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.
SB1120 SD1 RELATING TO THE CONVEYANCE TAX.
SB1163 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.
SB1284 RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
SB1285 RELATING TO FIRE PROTECTION.
SB1286 SD1 RELATING TO COURTS.
SB1287 SD2 RELATING TO STATE PLANNING.
SB1288 SD1 RELATING TO CONDOMINIUM VOTING.
SB1393 RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE TWELFTH SENATORIAL DISTRICT.
SB1394 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO HISTORIC PRESERVATION.
SB1395 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO HOUSING.
SB1396 RELATING TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
SB1486 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO ELECTRONIC PRESCRIPTION ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEM.
SB1487 RELATING TO THE HAWAII CHILDREN'S DISCOVERY CENTER.
SCR33 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO CONVENE AN ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS TO DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT A PLAN TO TEACH DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP AND MEDIA LITERACY IN GRADES K-12 IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS, INCLUDING CHARTER SCHOOLS AND HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE IMMERSION SCHOOLS.
SCR34 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTING AND GENERAL SERVICES TO CONDUCT A STUDY TO DETERMINE VARIOUS ALTERNATIVES FOR THE REHABILITATION AND RENOVATION OF THE STATE CAPITOL REFLECTING POOL.
SCR35 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.
SCR57 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND TOURISM TO CONDUCT A STUDY ON POPULATION DECLINE IN THE STATE.
SCR59 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO COLLABORATE WITH THE CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION SERVICES TO CONDUCT A STUDY TO ENHANCE PEDESTRIAN SAFETY AT THE INTERSECTION OF ALA MOANA BOULEVARD AND KAMAKEE STREET.
SCR60 URGING THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT MANOA TO EXTEND ITS RAINBOW SHUTTLE SERVICE INTO THE KAPAHULU AND WAIKIKI COMMUNITIES.
SCR61 REQUESTING THE HAWAII COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY TO STUDY PROPERTIES IN OR AROUND KAKAAKO AND RECOMMEND APPROPRIATE SITES FOR A FIRE STATION.
SCR62 URGING THE GOVERNOR'S COORDINATOR ON HOMELESSNESS AND THE CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU TO COME TOGETHER AND PRIORITIZE THEIR HOMELESSNESS EFFORTS IN THE AREA SURROUNDING THE HAWAI‘I CHILDREN'S DISCOVERY CENTER BY CONVENING A TASK FORCE.
SCR63 REQUESTING THE LEGISLATIVE REFERENCE BUREAU, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS, TO CONDUCT A STUDY ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOUND IN THE CONDOMINIUM GOVERNANCE – AN EXAMINATION OF SOME ISSUES 1989 REPORT BY THE LEGISLATIVE REFERENCE BUREAU.
SCR64 REQUESTING THE GOVERNOR REPORT ON THE STATUS OF AND PROPOSE FUTURE PLANS FOR THE HAWAII HEALTH AUTHORITY.
SCR65 URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTING AND GENERAL SERVICES, CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU, AND FRIENDS OF HONOLULU CITY LIGHTS TO DISCUSS THE EXPANSION OF HONOLULU CITY LIGHTS FESTIVITIES TO INCLUDE THE STATE CAPITOL GROUNDS.
SCR114 URGING THE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO ADOPT RULES TO ALLOW HOME SCHOOLED STUDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN PUBLIC SCHOOL EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES.
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.
SCR155 URGING ALL APPLICABLE STATE AGENCIES TO WORK TOGETHER WITH INTERESTED STAKEHOLDERS, INCLUDING THE HONOLULU HARBOR USERS GROUP, IN ASSESSING THE RISK OF AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES TO HAWAII, VECTORS, AND POSSIBLE MITIGATIONS, IN PREPARATION FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF NEW FEDERAL STANDARDS IN 2022.
SCR156 REQUESTING THE STATE AUDITOR TO CONDUCT A PERFORMANCE AND FINANCIAL AUDIT OF THE HAWAII GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE AUTHORITY, INCLUDING THE HAWAII GREEN ENERGY MARKET SECURITIZATION PROGRAM.
SCR184 REQUESTING THE GOVERNOR TO ESTABLISH A WORKING GROUP TO EXPLORE MATTERS RELATED TO THE ALA WAI CANAL FLOOD RISK MANAGEMENT PROJECT.
SCR185 URGING THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII TO INCORPORATE AS PART OF ITS 2015-25 UH MANOA STRATEGIC PLAN THE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN UNIVERSITIES MEMBERSHIP PHASE I AND II INDICATORS, AS APPROPRIATE, AS A MEANS TO ESTABLISH GOALS AND METRICS FOR THE UNIVERSITY'S CONTINUED PURSUIT TO BE AMONGST THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS IN THE NATION.
SR40 URGING THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT MANOA TO EXTEND ITS RAINBOW SHUTTLE SERVICE INTO THE KAPAHULU AND WAIKIKI COMMUNITIES.
SR41 REQUESTING THE LEGISLATIVE REFERENCE BUREAU, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS, TO CONDUCT A STUDY ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOUND IN THE CONDOMINIUM GOVERNANCE – AN EXAMINATION OF SOME ISSUES 1989 REPORT BY THE LEGISLATIVE REFERENCE BUREAU.
SR42 REQUESTING THE GOVERNOR REPORT ON THE STATUS OF AND PROPOSE FUTURE PLANS FOR THE HAWAII HEALTH AUTHORITY.
SR43 URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTING AND GENERAL SERVICES, CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU, AND FRIENDS OF HONOLULU CITY LIGHTS TO DISCUSS THE EXPANSION OF HONOLULU CITY LIGHTS FESTIVITIES TO INCLUDE THE STATE CAPITOL GROUNDS.
SR84 URGING THE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO ADOPT RULES TO ALLOW HOME SCHOOLED STUDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN PUBLIC SCHOOL EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES.
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.
SR122 REQUESTING THE STATE AUDITOR TO CONDUCT A PERFORMANCE AND FINANCIAL AUDIT OF THE HAWAII GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE AUTHORITY, INCLUDING THE HAWAII GREEN ENERGY MARKET SECURITIZATION PROGRAM.
SR147 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO COLLABORATE WITH THE CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION SERVICES TO CONDUCT A STUDY TO ENHANCE PEDESTRIAN SAFETY AT THE INTERSECTION OF ALA MOANA BOULEVARD AND KAMAKEE STREET.
SR148 REQUESTING THE GOVERNOR TO ESTABLISH A WORKING GROUP TO EXPLORE MATTERS RELATED TO THE ALA WAI CANAL FLOOD RISK MANAGEMENT PROJECT.
SR149 URGING THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII TO INCORPORATE AS PART OF ITS 2015-25 UH MANOA STRATEGIC PLAN THE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN UNIVERSITIES MEMBERSHIP PHASE I AND II INDICATORS, AS APPROPRIATE, AS A MEANS TO ESTABLISH GOALS AND METRICS FOR THE UNIVERSITY'S CONTINUED PURSUIT TO BE AMONGST THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS IN THE NATION.