30th Legislature, 2019
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Floor session convene times for February 19, 2019:
Senate: 11:30 a.m. | House of Representatives: 12:00 p.m.
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House District 46
Hawaii State Capitol
Room 303
phone: 808-586-6700
fax: 808-586-6702
repperruso@Capitol.hawaii.gov
46 - Wahiawa, Whitmore Village, Launani Valley

Neighborhood Boards
Wahiawā, Whitmore Village No. 26
Mililani Mauka/Launani Valley No. 35
Education
• Ph.D. in Political Science, UH Manoa, awarded with distinction (2013)
• PBSCE-SS, University of Hawaii at Manoa (2000)
• Ph.D. program in Chinese History, University of California at Los Angeles (1992-1995)
• Fulbright Scholar, University of Helsinki, Finland (1990-1992)
• B.A. with Honors Political Science and East Asian Studies, (1986-1990)

Work Experience
• Secretary-Treasurer, Hawaii State Teachers Association (2015-2018)
• Social Studies Teacher, Mililani High School (2004-2016)
• Teacher, Kapolei Middle School, Kapolei (2002-2004)
• Teacher, Highlands Intermediate School, Pearl City (2001-2002)
• Service Industry Management (1998-2000)
• Teaching Assistant, University of California at Los Angeles (1994-1995)
• Visiting Lecturer, University of Helsinki, Finland (1991-1992)
• Governor's ESSA Task Force-Sole Secondary Teacher (2016)
• James Madison Fellowship for American Constitutionalism (2015)
• Course Development Consultant for Hawaii DOE E-School (2014)
• Project Coordinator: Hawaii State High School Legislative Internship (2013-2014)
• College Board Reader: U.S. Government and Politics A.P Exam (2008-2017)
• State Social Studies Content Panel (2012-2017)
• National Gilder-Lehrman Outstanding History Teacher Award Finalist (2012)
• Daughters of American Revolution History Teacher of the Year Award Hawaii (2011)
• Kenneth Behring Outstanding History Day Teaching Award (2009)
• Hawaii History Day Teacher of the Year (2009)
• Walmart/PDK Hawaii Teacher of the Year (2007)
Measures Introduced
 Title
HB36 HD1 RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.
HB38 HD1 RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB39 RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB40 HD1 RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.
HB84 RELATING TO TRAFFIC INFRACTIONS.
HB96 HD1 RELATING TO MINIMUM WAGE.
HB131 HD2 RELATING TO HEMP.
HB143 HD1 RELATING TO COFFEE LABELING.
HB144 RELATING TO COFFEE LABELING.
HB146 HD1 RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB155 RELATING TO AIR QUALITY.
HB231 RELATING TO TAXATION.
HB232 HD1 RELATING TO MINIMUM WAGE.
HB233 RELATING TO PROSTITUTION.
HB234 RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.
HB235 HD1 RELATING TO DRUG TREATMENT.
HB236 RELATING TO SIDEWALKS.
HB237 RELATING TO COMMUNITY FOOD FORESTS.
HB243 HD1 RELATING TO EDUCATION FUNDING.
HB245 HD1 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
HB246 HD1 RELATING TO CHARTER SCHOOLS.
HB247 HD1 RELATING TO SCHOOLS.
HB248 HD1 RELATING TO EARLY LEARNING.
HB261 HD1 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
HB262 HD1 RELATING TO SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM INCENTIVES.
HB265 HD1 RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES.
HB294 RELATING TO CRIME.
HB295 RELATING TO DOMESTIC ABUSE.
HB297 HD1 RELATING TO MOSQUITO VECTOR CONTROL.
HB310 RELATING TO ON-SITE EARLY CHILDHOOD FACILITIES.
HB312 HD1 RELATING TO CREATIVE MEDIA.
HB315 MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A CHILD CARE SITE DIRECTOR POSITION.
HB317 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
HB318 HD1 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
HB332 HD1 RELATING TO CHECK CASHING.
HB333 HD1 RELATING TO THE STATE HIGHWAY ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM.
HB334 HD1 RELATING TO INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT ACCOUNTS.
HB335 RELATING TO ZONING.
HB336 HD1 RELATING TO HAWAII STATE AND CONTRACTED CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES.
HB341 RELATING TO SPECIES CONSERVATION.
HB344 RELATING TO PUBLIC ACCESS.
HB379 HD1 RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB380 RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB381 HD1 RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB382 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.
HB383 HD1 RELATING TO CHILD WELFARE SERVICES.
HB384 RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB385 RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB386 RELATING TO SEXUAL VIOLENCE PREVENTION EDUCATION.
HB387 HD1 RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB388 HD1 RELATING TO THE HAWAII ZERO TO THREE COURT.
HB402 HD1 RELATING TO INCREASING THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS' PRO RATA SHARE OF PUBLIC LAND TRUST FUNDS.
HB406 HD2 RELATING TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
HB408 RELATING TO RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY.
HB409 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
HB410 RELATING TO RESTITUTION FOR VICTIMS OF CRIME.
HB411 HD2 RELATING TO THE BOARD OF EDUCATION.
HB412 HD1 RELATING TO THE SALARY OF THE STATE LIBRARIAN.
HB413 HD1 RELATING TO EDUCATION INNOVATION GRANTS.
HB414 HD1 RELATING TO PROCUREMENT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
HB424 RELATING TO CORRECTIONS.
HB427 RELATING TO DAM AND RESERVOIR SAFETY.
HB430 RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH EDUCATION.
HB434 RELATING TO MARIJUANA.
HB435 RELATING TO INSURANCE.
HB437 RELATING TO CRIME VICTIM COMPENSATION FOR MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES.
HB459 PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII TO PROVIDE FOR REFERENDUM.
HB462 HD1 RELATING TO THE LANDLORD TENANT CODE.
HB465 HD1 RELATING TO AGING.
HB466 HD1 MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE AGING AND DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER.
HB467 HD1 RELATING TO THE KUPUNA CAREGIVERS PROGRAM.
HB468 HD1 RELATING TO THE HEALTHY AGING PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM.
HB469 HD1 RELATING TO HEARING AIDS.
HB470 RELATING TO RETIREMENT SAVINGS.
HB471 HD1 RELATING TO AGING.
HB472 RELATING TO ACTIVE AGING.
HB473 RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.
HB474 RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB481 HD2 RELATING TO INSURANCE.
HB482 RELATING TO SEXUAL VIOLENCE.
HB484 HD2 RELATING TO CLINICAL VICTIM SUPPORT SERVICES.
HB486 RELATING TO PROSTITUTION.
HB488 HD1 RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES.
HB489 RELATING TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.
HB490 HD1 RELATING TO THE LICENSURE OF MIDWIVES.
HB547 HD1 RELATING TO FARMS.
HB556 HD1 RELATING TO ENERGY EFFICIENCY.
HB567 RELATING TO DIGITAL CONTENT BLOCKERS.
HB569 RELATING TO LITTERING.
HB571 RELATING TO TAXATION.
HB572 RELATING TO LICENSE PLATES.
HB615 HD2 RELATING TO THE BOARD OF EDUCATION.
HB633 RELATING TO ANIMAL CRUELTY.
HB634 RELATING TO RESTORATIVE JUSTICE.
HB635 RELATING TO LEGISLATIVE ACCESS THROUGH REMOTE TESTIMONY.
HB636 RELATING TO RENTALS OF MOPEDS AND MOTOR SCOOTERS.
HB646 RELATING TO LIVE ADULT ENTERTAINMENT.
HB647 RELATING TO DIGITAL CONTENT BLOCKING CAPABILITIES.
HB649 HD1 RELATING TO TEACHER HOUSING SUBSIDIES.
HB651 RELATING TO THE HAWAII EDUCATOR LOAN PROGRAM.
HB655 HD1 RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB656 RELATING TO CHILD CARE FACILITIES.
HB657 RELATING TO BULLYING.
HB660 HD1 RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.
HB661 RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB662 RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB670 HD1 RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.
HB708 RELATING TO CANNABIS.
HB709 HD1 PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE II OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII.
HB710 HD1 RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES.
HB712 RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
HB713 HD1 RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.
HB723 HD1 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
HB724 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
HB725 HD1 RELATING TO STANDARDIZED TESTING.
HB726 HD1 RELATING TO A TEACHER TAX CREDIT.
HB727 RELATING TO MINIMUM WAGE.
HB732 RELATING TO TAXATION.
HB733 RELATING TO THE CHIEF DATA OFFICER.
HB735 RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB736 RELATING TO ADULT CARE HOMES.
HB737 RELATING TO AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER.
HB769 HD1 RELATING TO IRRIGATION.
HB798 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
HB811 HD1 RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
HB813 HD1 RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII PROMISE PROGRAM PLUS.
HB833 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
HB847 HD1 RELATING TO THE STATE CAPITOL.
HB850 HD1 RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.
HB869 HD1 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
HB871 RELATING TO THE AGRIBUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.
HB872 RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.
HB915 RELATING TO OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES.
HB1063 RELATING TO CIVIC EDUCATION.
HB1064 RELATING TO REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUST FUNDS.
HB1065 RELATING TO PESTICIDES.
HB1066 RELATING TO THE AGRIBUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.
HB1067 RELATING TO MAUNA KEA.
HB1070 HD1 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
HB1082 RELATING TO TRAILS.
HB1083 RELATING TO RAPID OHIA DEATH DISEASE.
HB1087 RELATING TO HEALTH CARE.
HB1101 HD1 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
HB1102 HD2 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE EDUCATION.
HB1108 RELATING TO TOURISM.
HB1117 HD2 RELATING TO STATE LANDS.
HB1118 RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY.
HB1143 HD1 RELATING TO TEACHER SALARIES.
HB1144 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
HB1146 HD1 RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.
HB1148 RELATING TO HEALTH CARE COVERAGE.
HB1149 RELATING TO ON-SITE CHILDHOOD FACILITIES.
HB1151 HD1 RELATING TO COMMERCIAL OCEAN RECREATION.
HB1152 RELATING TO MARINE RESOURCES.
HB1163 HD1 RELATING TO SAVINGS PROMOTION CONTESTS.
HB1164 HD1 RELATING TO DEFERRED MAINTENANCE.
HB1165 HD1 RELATING TO GENDER IDENTIFICATION.
HB1166 HD1 RELATING TO CONSUMER PROTECTION.
HB1177 HD1 RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.
HB1183 RELATING TO AUTONOMOUS MOTOR VEHICLES.
HB1185 RELATING TO ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TASK FORCE.
HB1190 RELATING TO TAXATION.
HB1192 HD1 RELATING TO EQUAL PAY.
HB1193 RELATING TO TAXATION.
HB1213 RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.
HB1214 RELATING TO TAXATION.
HB1217 RELATING TO VOTER REGISTRATION.
HB1223 RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB1224 RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
HB1275 HD1 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
HB1277 HD1 RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII PROMISE PROGRAM.
HB1283 RELATING TO FINANCIAL SECURITY.
HB1285 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
HB1286 RELATING TO HEALTHCARE.
HB1287 RELATING TO A CARBON TAX.
HB1343 HD1 RELATING TO FAMILY LEAVE.
HB1379 RELATING TO VOTER REGISTRATION.
HB1380 HD1 RELATING TO CAMPAIGN FINANCE.
HB1381 RELATING TO LOBBYISTS.
HB1415 HD1 RELATING TO HEALTH INSURANCE.
HB1416 HD1 RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB1417 RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.
HB1419 RELATING TO UNITED STATES SENATOR DANIEL K. AKAKA DAY.
HB1420 HD1 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY OPERATING BUDGET.
HB1422 HD1 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH.
HB1435 HD2 RELATING TO GENDER EQUITY.
HB1447 HD1 RELATING TO PALLIATIVE CARE.
HB1448 HD1 RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB1451 HD2 RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.
HB1452 RELATING TO CIVIL LEGAL SERVICES.
HB1453 HD1 RELATING TO EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES.
HB1465 HD1 RELATING TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
HB1470 RELATING TO ACTIONS FOR QUIET TITLE.
HB1502 RELATING TO MEDICAL CANNABIS.
HB1503 HD1 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
HB1551 HD1 RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.
HB1552 HD2 RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.
HB1576 RELATING TO SOLID WASTE.
HB1578 RELATING TO SEA LEVEL RISE.
HB1579 RELATING TO STATEWIDE SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVES.
HB1581 RELATING TO CANNABIS.
HCR5 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.
HCR15 URGING UNITED STATES CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION AND THE HAWAII NARCOTICS ENFORCEMENT DIVISION TO INCREASE CANINE NARCOTIC CONTRABAND DETECTION TEAMS AT THE STATE'S PORTS OF ENTRY.
HR6 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.