30th Legislature, 2019
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Floor session convene times for April 22, 2019:
Senate: 11:30 a.m. | House of Representatives: 11:30 a.m.
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Senate District 17
Hawaii State Capitol
Room 214
phone: 808-586-6970
fax: 808-586-6879
sennishihara@capitol.hawaii.gov
District Information
17th Senatorial District Map - Waipahu, Crestview, Manana, Pearl City, Pacific Palisades
Experience
Professional
•  Parent Community Network Coordinator - Kalakaua Middle School (2002-2004)
•  Vice Principal - August Ahrens Elementary School (1994-2002)
•  Vice Principal - Waianae High School (1992-1994)
•  Special Education Teacher - Nanakuli High & Intermediate School, Waipahu High School, and Waipahu Intermediate School (1972-1992)

Community Activities
•  Friends of Waipahu Public Library (President)
•  Pearl City Lions Club (President)
•  Leeward Oahu Jaycees (Vice-President of Community Affairs)
•  Leeward Lions Club
•  Friends of Waipahu Cultural Garden Park (President)
•  Waipahu Neighborhood Board
•  Waipahu Community Association (President)
Legislative Accomplishments
Appropriated funds for the:
•  Filipino Community Center - $600,000
•  Filipino Centennial Celebration - $50,000
•  Leeward YMCA - $2,000,000
•  Waipahu and Pearl City Schools
•  University of Hawaii, West Oahu
Measures Introduced
 Title
SB1 SD2 RELATING TO HOUSING.
SB9 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO THE HAWAII PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY.
SB108 RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE SEVENTEENTH SENATORIAL DISTRICT.
SB115 RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
SB210 SD1 RELATING TO PARENTAL RIGHTS.
SB227 SD2 HD2 RELATING TO IMMIGRATION.
SB339 SD1 RELATING TO IMPROVEMENTS AT WAIPAHU HIGH SCHOOL.
SB342 RELATING TO CRIMINAL DEFENSE.
SB389 RELATING TO PREFERENTIAL ELECTRICITY RATES FOR PROTECTED AGRICULTURE.
SB400 RELATING TO HOUSING.
SB407 MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE OFFICE OF THE PROSECUTING ATTORNEY FOR HAWAII COUNTY.
SB410 RELATING TO THE TRAFFIC CODE.
SB484 RELATING TO FOOD SECURITY.
SB519 SD2 RELATING TO FOOD SAFETY.
SB523 SD2 RELATING TO BIOSECURITY.
SB527 SD1 RELATING TO CANNABIS FOR MEDICAL USE.
SB534 RELATING TO HEALTHCARE.
SB539 RELATING TO HEALTH CARE WORKERS.
SB547 RELATING TO THE PHYSICAL THERAPY PRACTICE ACT.
SB595 SD1 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY.
SB596 SD1 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY.
SB597 SD1 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE.
SB598 SD1 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE.
SB599 RELATING TO THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM.
SB600 HD2 RELATING TO FIREARMS.
SB601 PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE V, SECTION 2, OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII.
SB602 RELATING TO A STATE LOTTERY.
SB603 RELATING TO THE VEHICLE WEIGHT TAX EXEMPTION FOR MILITARY PERSONNEL.
SB604 RELATING TO EXEMPTIONS FROM REGISTRATION FEES.
SB605 RELATING TO TAX RELIEF.
SB606 RELATING TO MARIJUANA.
SB607 SD1 RELATING TO CRIME VICTIM COMPENSATION FOR MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES.
SB608 SD1 RELATING TO CORRECTIONS.
SB609 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE RESILIENCY.
SB619 RELATING TO TRAFFIC INFRACTIONS.
SB620 RELATING TO VIOLATION OF PRIVACY.
SB621 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO FIREARMS.
SB622 RELATING TO UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS.
SB623 RELATING TO THE STATE BUILDING CODE COUNCIL.
SB624 RELATING TO FIREWORKS LABELING.
SB625 RELATING TO FIREWORKS.
SB626 RELATING TO FIREWORKS.
SB627 RELATING TO THE STATE BUILDING CODES.
SB628 RELATING TO FIREWORKS.
SB629 RELATING TO FIREWORKS.
SB630 RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.
SB631 RELATING TO THE STATE FIRE COUNCIL.
SB632 RELATING TO THE STATE FIRE COUNCIL.
SB633 RELATING TO FIRE PROTECTION.
SB666 SD2 HD2 RELATING TO AN AIRPORTS CORPORATION.
SB684 SD1 RELATING TO COMMUNITY MEETINGS.
SB688 SD1 RELATING TO EDUCATION FUNDING.
SB690 SD1 RELATING TO CLIMATE CHANGE.
SB691 RELATING TO SUICIDE PREVENTION TRAINING.
SB698 SD2 RELATING TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS.
SB723 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO THE UNIFORM PARENTAGE ACT.
SB732 RELATING TO PARKING REQUIREMENTS.
SB733 SD1 RELATING TO PERSISTENT NONSUPPORT.
SB735 RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.
SB736 RELATING TO ON-SITE EARLY CHILDHOOD FACILITIES.
SB747 RELATING TO OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION.
SB767 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO CONTRACTORS.
SB804 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO PALLIATIVE CARE.
SB805 RELATING TO EMPLOYER AND EMPLOYEE RELATIONSHIP.
SB808 SD1 RELATING TO PRESCRIPTION DRUGS.
SB834 RELATING TO SOLAR ENERGY.
SB837 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO FARMS.
SB842 PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE II OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII.
SB843 RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
SB851 RELATING TO DECEPTIVE TRADE PRACTICES.
SB862 RELATING TO JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS.
SB940 SD1 RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL BUILDINGS.
SB941 SD2 RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL LANDS.
SB952 SD1 RELATING TO PARDONS.
SB968 RELATING TO CARGO INSPECTIONS.
SB979 RELATING TO A STATE LOTTERY.
SB983 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB993 RELATING TO GENERAL EXCISE TAX.
SB997 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO THE STADIUM AUTHORITY.
SB1033 SD2 HD2 RELATING TO THE LICENSURE OF MIDWIVES.
SB1034 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO INSURANCE.
SB1035 SD1 RELATING TO SEXUAL VIOLENCE.
SB1036 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO CLINICAL VICTIM SUPPORT SERVICES.
SB1038 RELATING TO HUMAN TRAFFICKING.
SB1039 HD1 RELATING TO PROSTITUTION.
SB1040 SD1 RELATING TO SEX TRAFFICKING.
SB1041 SD2 HD2 RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES.
SB1042 SD1 RELATING TO CIVIL RIGHTS.
SB1044 RELATING TO BREAST CANCER SCREENING.
SB1045 RELATING TO INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE.
SB1119 RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.
SB1287 SD2 RELATING TO STATE PLANNING.
SB1317 RELATING TO THE PEER REVIEW OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE.
SB1318 RELATED TO FIREARMS.
SB1319 RELATING TO CRISIS INTERVENTION.
SB1320 RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE KUNOA CATTLE COMPANY.
SB1321 SD1 RELATING TO FIREARMS.
SB1387 SD1 RELATING TO AHUPUA‘A ‘O KAHANA STATE PARK.
SB1395 SD1 HD2 RELATING TO HOUSING.
SB1421 SD1 RELATING TO CRIMINAL PRETRIAL REFORM.
SB1422 HD2 RELATING TO LAW ENFORCEMENT.
SB1423 HD1 RELATING TO PAYMENT OF BAIL.
SB1424 SD1 RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.
SB1425 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB1433 SD1 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB1448 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.
SB1451 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO STATE HOLIDAYS.
SB1512 SD1 RELATING TO CREATIVE MEDIA.
SB1513 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB1537 SD1 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY.
SB1538 SD1 RELATING TO BAIL.
SB1539 SD1 HD1 RELATED TO BAIL HEARINGS.
SB1540 SD1 RELATING TO CORRECTIONS.
SB1541 RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.
SCR12 HD1 REQUESTING MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO AMEND FEDERAL LAW TO ENSURE THAT VICTIMS OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND SEXUAL ASSAULT WHO MIGHT OTHERWISE BE FORCED INTO ARBITRATION AND SILENCE INSTEAD HAVE ACCESS TO THE COURTS.
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.
SCR55 SD1 REQUESTING THE CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU TO CONDUCT A MANAGEMENT AND FINANCIAL AUDIT, TO INCLUDE OPERATIONS AND PROCUREMENT, OF ITS ANIMAL CONTROL CONTRACT WITH THE HAWAIIAN HUMANE SOCIETY.
SCR123 SD1 URGING THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES DIVISION OF CONSERVATION AND RESOURCES ENFORCEMENT, TO STRENGTHEN AND ENHANCE THE SCHOOL-TO-CAREER PIPELINE FOR POSITIONS IN PUBLIC SAFETY.
SCR126 URGING THE GOVERNOR, THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII COLLEGE OF TROPICAL AGRICULTURE AND HUMAN RESOURCES, AND OTHER RELATED ENTITIES TO TAKE ACTION TO HELP EXPAND THE AQUACULTURE INDUSTRY IN THE STATE.
SCR127 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, AND DEPARTMENT OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL TO CONVENE AN INTERDEPARTMENTAL WORKING GROUP TO ADDRESS THE LACK OF A CONSOLIDATED, CONSISTENT VISION SCREENING PROGRAM IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOR CHILDREN IN THE STATE.
SCR128 REQUESTING THE STATE FIRE COUNCIL TO CONVENE A TASK FORCE TO STUDY THE COSTS OF INSTALLING AUTOMATIC FIRE SPRINKLER SYSTEMS IN ONE- AND TWO- FAMILY DWELLINGS.
SR11 REQUESTING MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO AMEND FEDERAL LAW TO ENSURE THAT VICTIMS OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND SEXUAL ASSAULT WHO MIGHT OTHERWISE BE FORCED INTO ARBITRATION AND SILENCE INSTEAD HAVE ACCESS TO THE COURTS.
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.
SR39 SD1 REQUESTING THE CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU TO CONDUCT A MANAGEMENT AND FINANCIAL AUDIT, TO INCLUDE OPERATIONS AND PROCUREMENT, OF ITS ANIMAL CONTROL CONTRACT WITH THE HAWAIIAN HUMANE SOCIETY.
SR94 SD1 URGING THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES DIVISION OF CONSERVATION AND RESOURCES ENFORCEMENT, TO STRENGTHEN AND ENHANCE THE SCHOOL-TO-CAREER PIPELINE FOR POSITIONS IN PUBLIC SAFETY.
SR96 URGING THE GOVERNOR, THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII COLLEGE OF TROPICAL AGRICULTURE AND HUMAN RESOURCES, AND OTHER RELATED ENTITIES TO TAKE ACTION TO HELP EXPAND THE AQUACULTURE INDUSTRY IN THE STATE.
SR97 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, AND DEPARTMENT OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL TO CONVENE AN INTERDEPARTMENTAL WORKING GROUP TO ADDRESS THE LACK OF A CONSOLIDATED, CONSISTENT VISION SCREENING PROGRAM IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOR CHILDREN IN THE STATE.