30th Legislature, 2019
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Senate District 21
Hawaii State Capitol
Room 222
phone: 808-586-7793
fax: 808-586-7797
senshimabukuro@capitol.hawaii.gov
Member of the following committees:
District Information
21st Senatorial District Map (Part 1 | Part 2) - Kalaeloa, Honokai Hale, Ko ‘Olina, Nānākuli, Mā‘ili, Wai‘anae, Mākaha, Mākua
WORK EXPERIENCE
•  State Senator, District 21 Leeward Coast (01/2011-present)
Chair, Hawaiian Affairs Commitee
Member, Ways and Means Committee
Member, Transportation Committee
Member of Women's Caucus and Native Hawaiian Caucus
•  State House Representative, District 45 Waianae/Makaha/Makua (01/2003-12/2010)
Chair, Human Services & Housing Committee (2005-2006)
Vice Chair, Hawaiian Affairs Committee (2009-2010)
•  Attorney, Legal Aid Society of Hawai‘i - Leeward Office (06/2001-present)
Represent clients in family, housing, public benefits, & consumer court and administrative proceedings; teach divorce, custody & paternity clinics; conduct staff training, intake services, & legal research; write legal memorandums; provide legal counsel & advice
•  Law Clerk at State District Court (6/2000-6/2001)
•  Legal Assistant to Alan Burdick (8/1998-12/1999)
•  Research Assistant to Prof. Eric Yamamoto at University of Hawaii School of Law (5/1999-8/1999)
•  Paralegal at Legal Aid Society of Hawaii (2/1992-08/1998)
•  Reporter for The Leeward Coaster (1992-1997)
•  Editorial Intern at Trade Publishing Company (1996)
•  State Health Insurance Program Clerk at Wai‘anae Coast Comprehensive Health Center (1989)
EDUCATION AND EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
• J.D., University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law (May 2000)
- Best Brief Appellate Advocacy Section 2
- Top Quartile, '97-'98
- Top 50% '98-'99 and '99-'00
- Environmental Law Society Co-Director and Co-Vice Director
- Advocates for Public Interest Law Summer Grantee and Board Member
- National Association for Public Interest Law Student Representative and Delegate
- Student Bar Association 1L Representative
- Scholarships: HI Legal Auxiliary, Delta Gamma Foundation, and Alumnae Golf Tournament
- Nā Loio O He‘e Nalu Co-Director (surf club)
- Delta Theta Phi Treasurer
• B.A. English, The Colorado College (December 1991)
- Dean's List
- Track & Field / Cross Country Team Member
- Vice President - Rush, Delta Gamma Sorority
- National Spanish Honor Society
• ‘Iolani School (1984-1988); Our Lady of Sorrows, nka Ho‘ala School (1982-1983); Wai‘anae Elementary (1977-1981); Maili Bible School (1975-1976)
COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
•  Friends of Ohikilolo member (2017-present)
•  Women of Wai‘anae volunteer (2010-present)
•  Land Shark Invitational Surf Meet planner & top three finisher (2000, 2001, 2002, 2009, 2016) (1997-present)
•  Legal Aid Society of Hawaii Fundraising volunteer (2012-present)
•  Leeward Community College-Wai‘anae Moku Community Advisory Board (2009-present)
•  Hawaii State Bar Association/Young Lawyers Division community service volunteer (2002-2017)
•  MA‘O Organic Farm fundraising committee (2006-2011)
•  "People's Path" grant writer, volunteer, and event coordinator (2008-2011)
•  Chair, Health & Human Service Committee, Democratic Party of Hawaii (2007)
•  Hawaii Children's Trust Fund Advisory Board (2008)
•  Empower Wai‘anae Steering Committee (2003-2007)
•  Wai‘anae Lion's Club member (2003-2009)
•  Welfare and Employment Rights Coalition member (2001-2006)
HONORS AND AWARDS
•  Aloha Spirit Award (Landshark Invitational Surf Meet 2019)
•  K.E.L.I.I. Foundation Honorable Recognition (2019)
•  Ku‘i ‘Ai Award (Ku‘i at the Capitol 2019)
•  Advocates for Public Interest Law "Pick of the Year" Award (2016)
•  Waianae Hawaiian Civic Club Honoree (2014)
•  Outstanding Woman Lawyer of the Year (Hawaii Women Lawyers 2013)
•  25 People for the Next 25 Years (Hawaii Business Magazine 2007)
•  Distinguished Supporter Award (University of Hawaii Center for Hawaiian Studies 2006)
•  Best Up and Coming Legislator (Honolulu Weekly 2005)
•  Asian Pacific American Women's Leadership Institute Discovery Leadership Fellow (2003)
•  Center on Women's Policy Studies Foreign Policy Institute Fellow (2003)
•  Hawaii Women's Legal Auxiliary Scholarship (2000)
•  Advocates for Public Interest Law Grantee (1998)
Measures Introduced
 Title
SB1 SD2 RELATING TO HOUSING.
SB130 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO CIVIL LEGAL SERVICES.
SB209 RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES.
SB210 SD1 RELATING TO PARENTAL RIGHTS.
SB211 RELATING TO HIGHWAYS.
SB212 RELATING TO HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS.
SB213 SD1 RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES.
SB214 SD1 RELATING TO THE CHILD PROTECTIVE ACT.
SB574 RELATING TO CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT.
SB698 SD2 RELATING TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS.
SB722 SD1 CD1 RELATING TO PLANNED COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS.
SB724 RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
SB726 RELATING TO MEDICAL CANNABIS.
SB727 SD1 RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS.
SB728 SD1 HD2 RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS.
SB729 RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS.
SB730 RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS.
SB731 RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS.
SB732 RELATING TO PARKING REQUIREMENTS.
SB733 SD1 RELATING TO PERSISTENT NONSUPPORT.
SB734 SD1 RELATING TO CHILD SUPPORT.
SB735 RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.
SB736 RELATING TO ON-SITE EARLY CHILDHOOD FACILITIES.
SB912 SD1 RELATING TO CHARTER SCHOOLS.
SB1035 SD1 RELATING TO SEXUAL VIOLENCE.
SB1061 RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES.
SB1062 SD1 RELATING TO WASTE MANAGEMENT.
SB1092 RELATING TO CHILD SUPPORT.
SB1294 RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR SCHOOLS IN THE NANAKULI-WAIANAE COMPLEX AREA.
SB1295 SD1 RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS ELECTIONS.
SB1296 SD1 RELATING TO THE KAHOOLAWE ISLAND RESERVE COMMISSION.
SB1297 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES.
SB1349 SD1 RELATING TO HOURS OF WORK.
SB1435 RELATING TO MAKUA VALLEY.
SB1436 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB1437 RELATING TO THE WAIANAE COAST COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH CENTER.
SB1438 RELATING TO HEALTH.
SB1439 RELATING TO WAIANAE COAST COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH CENTER EMERGENCY ROOM.
SB1451 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO STATE HOLIDAYS.
SB1499 RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE TWENTY-FIRST SENATORIAL DISTRICT.
SB1500 SD1 RELATING TO WATER CIRCULATION.
SB1501 SD2 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS.
SB1502 RELATING TO THE CHAIRPERSON OF THE HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSION.
SB1503 SD1 RELATING TO VOTING.
SB2008 RELATING TO CIVIL LEGAL SERVICES.
SB2109 SD1 RELATING TO CHILDREN.
SB2110 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO THE CHILD PROTECTIVE ACT.
SB2111 SD2 RELATING TO THE CHAIRPERSON OF THE HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSION.
SB2113 SD1 RELATING TO HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS.
SB2255 SD2 RELATING TO TEACHER RENTAL HOUSING.
SB2265 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO HAWAIIAN HOMELANDS.
SB2266 SD1 RELATING TO SEX OFFENDERS.
SB2267 RELATING TO HARASSMENT.
SB2268 HD1 RELATING TO DIVORCE.
SB2269 RELATING TO LICENSING.
SB2270 RELATING TO MEDICAL AUTONOMY.
SB2271 SD1 RELATING TO SAFETY EQUIPMENT.
SB2310 SD2 RELATING TO CHILD SUPPORT.
SB2388 SD1 RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS.
SB2414 SD1 RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS.
SB2577 RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS.
SB2578 RELATING TO DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
SB2579 RELATING TO REFORESTATION.
SB2580 RELATING TO CLIMATE CONTROL.
SB2581 RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDS.
SB2988 RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY INSPECTIONS.
SB3034 MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR SCHOOLS IN THE NANAKULI-WAIANAE COMPLEX AREA.
SB3093 RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE TWENTY-FIRST SENATORIAL DISTRICT.
SB3094 RELATING TO THE KAHOOLAWE ISLAND RESERVE COMMISSION.
SB3095 RELATING TO PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGERS.
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.
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.
SCR19 ENCOURAGING THE MEDIA, LAW ENFORCEMENT, AND INFORMATION OFFICERS TO ADOPT A NO-NOTORIETY APPROACH TO REPORTING ON MASS SHOOTERS AND PERPETRATORS OF OTHER MASS CRIMES.
SCR20 URGING THE GOVERNOR TO DECLARE THE LAST SATURDAY OF EVERY OCTOBER AS A "DAY OF TRICK-OR-TREATING".
SCR36 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY TO ALLOW FAITH PODS BASED ON KAPU ALOHA TO BE ESTABLISHED WITHIN EACH CORRECTIONAL CENTER.
SCR69 URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO INCREASE ACCESS TO TRAUMA-INFORMED CARE FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS WHO EXPERIENCE SEXUAL VIOLENCE.
SCR70 REQUESTING THE HAWAII STATE COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN TO CONVENE A TASK FORCE TO CONDUCT A STUDY ON MISSING AND MURDERED NATIVE HAWAIIAN WOMEN AND GIRLS AND TO SUBMIT A REPORT ON THE STUDY TO THE LEGISLATURE.
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.
SCR189 URGING THE NATIVE HAWAIIAN CONVENTION TO CONVENE A WORKING GROUP TO DEVELOP RECOMMENDATIONS AND STRATEGIES TO CREATE HAWAIIAN NATIONALITY AS A PROTECTED CLASS FOR PURPOSES OF HAWAII'S ANTI-DISCRIMINATION LAWS.
SCR190 ENCOURAGING PARTICIPATION IN THE COMMEMORATION OF THE SEVENTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE UNITED NATIONS.
SCR191 ENDORSING AND ADOPTING OF THE TREATY ON THE PROHIBITION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS TO SUPPORT UNITED NATIONS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOAL 16 FOR PEACE, JUSTICE, AND STRONG INSTITUTIONS AND URGING THE UNITED STATES TO TAKE LIKE ACTION.
SR5 ENCOURAGING THE MEDIA, LAW ENFORCEMENT, AND INFORMATION OFFICERS TO ADOPT A NO-NOTORIETY APPROACH TO REPORTING ON MASS SHOOTERS AND PERPETRATORS OF OTHER MASS CRIMES.
SR6 URGING THE GOVERNOR TO DECLARE THE LAST SATURDAY OF EVERY OCTOBER AS A "DAY OF TRICK-OR-TREATING".
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.
SR20 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY TO ALLOW FAITH PODS BASED ON KAPU ALOHA TO BE ESTABLISHED WITHIN EACH CORRECTIONAL CENTER.
SR36 URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO INCREASE ACCESS TO TRAUMA-INFORMED CARE FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS WHO EXPERIENCE SEXUAL VIOLENCE.
SR37 REQUESTING THE HAWAII STATE COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN TO CONVENE A TASK FORCE TO CONDUCT A STUDY ON MISSING AND MURDERED NATIVE HAWAIIAN WOMEN AND GIRLS AND TO SUBMIT A REPORT ON THE STUDY TO THE LEGISLATURE.
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.
SR159 URGING THE NATIVE HAWAIIAN CONVENTION TO CONVENE A WORKING GROUP TO DEVELOP RECOMMENDATIONS AND STRATEGIES TO CREATE HAWAIIAN NATIONALITY AS A PROTECTED CLASS FOR PURPOSES OF HAWAII'S ANTI-DISCRIMINATION LAWS.
SR160 ENCOURAGING PARTICIPATION IN THE COMMEMORATION OF THE SEVENTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE UNITED NATIONS.
SR161 ENDORSING AND ADOPTING OF THE TREATY ON THE PROHIBITION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS TO SUPPORT UNITED NATIONS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOAL 16 FOR PEACE, JUSTICE, AND STRONG INSTITUTIONS AND URGING THE UNITED STATES TO TAKE LIKE ACTION.