30th Legislature, 2019
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Floor session convene times for April 18, 2019:
Senate: 11:30 a.m. | House of Representatives: 11:30 a.m.
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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 and Energy Committee
Member of Women's 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 Community Advisory Board (2009-present)
•  Hawaii State Bar Association/Young Lawyers Division community service volunteer (2002-present)
•  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
•  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)
HONORS AND AWARDS
•  Ku‘i ‘Ai Award (Ku‘i at the Capitol 2019)
•  Pick of the Year Award (Advocates for Public Interest Law 2016)
•  Honoree (Waianae Hawaiian Civic Club 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 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 RELATING TO PLANNED COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS.
SB723 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO THE UNIFORM PARENTAGE ACT.
SB724 RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
SB725 SD1 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.
SCR17 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS TO PERFORM AN ACTUARIAL STUDY ON THE SIZE OF THE CURRENT AND PROJECTED FUTURE POPULATIONS OF HAWAIIANS ELIGIBLE TO LEASE HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS.
SCR18 URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS TO BUILD ALTERNATIVE HOUSING OPTIONS FOR LESSEES.
SCR19 SD1 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO CONDUCT A STUDY ON THE NECESSITY OF VEHICLE SAFETY INSPECTIONS IN HAWAII.
SCR28 URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO MANAGE THE WAI‘ANAE KAI FOREST AND RESTORE WATER FLOW IN WAI‘ANAE STREAMS FOR NATIVE HAWAIIAN TRADITIONAL AND CUSTOMARY PRACTICES AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE WAI‘ANAE KAI WILDFIRE PREPAREDNESS PLAN.
SCR68 ENDORSING AND ADOPTING, AND URGING FEDERAL LEADERS AND THE NATION TO ENDORSE, THE TREATY ON THE PROHIBITION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS TO SUPPORT UNITED NATIONS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOAL 16 FOR PEACE, JUSTICE, AND STRONG INSTITUTIONS.
SCR69 SD1 REQUESTING EVERY COMMERCIAL OR PUBLIC BUILDING LOCATED ON DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS TRUST LAND TO DISPLAY A WORK OF ART COMMEMORATING PRINCE JONAH KUHIO KALANIANA‘OLE AND A DESCRIPTION OF HIS ACHIEVEMENTS.
SCR160 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO PROVIDE EACH OF ITS SCHOOLS WITH TWO FLAGPOLES SO THAT THE UNITED STATES FLAG AND HAWAII STATE FLAG MAY BE FLOWN AT THE SAME HEIGHT.
SR12 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS TO PERFORM AN ACTUARIAL STUDY ON THE SIZE OF THE CURRENT AND PROJECTED FUTURE POPULATIONS OF HAWAIIANS ELIGIBLE TO LEASE HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS.
SR13 URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS TO BUILD ALTERNATIVE HOUSING OPTIONS FOR LESSEES.
SR14 SD1 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO CONDUCT A STUDY ON THE NECESSITY OF VEHICLE SAFETY INSPECTIONS IN HAWAII.
SR20 URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES TO MANAGE THE WAI‘ANAE KAI FOREST AND RESTORE WATER FLOW IN WAI‘ANAE STREAMS FOR NATIVE HAWAIIAN TRADITIONAL AND CUSTOMARY PRACTICES AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE WAI‘ANAE KAI WILDFIRE PREPAREDNESS PLAN.
SR46 ENDORSING AND ADOPTING, AND URGING FEDERAL LEADERS AND THE NATION TO ENDORSE, THE TREATY ON THE PROHIBITION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS TO SUPPORT UNITED NATIONS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOAL 16 FOR PEACE, JUSTICE, AND STRONG INSTITUTIONS.
SR47 SD1 REQUESTING EVERY COMMERCIAL OR PUBLIC BUILDING LOCATED ON DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS TRUST LAND TO DISPLAY A WORK OF ART COMMEMORATING PRINCE JONAH KUHIO KALANIANA‘OLE AND A DESCRIPTION OF HIS ACHIEVEMENTS.
SR126 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO PROVIDE EACH OF ITS SCHOOLS WITH TWO FLAGPOLES SO THAT THE UNITED STATES FLAG AND HAWAII STATE FLAG MAY BE FLOWN AT THE SAME HEIGHT.