29th Legislature, 2018
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Floor session convene times for April 24, 2018:
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
Vice Chair, Judiciary & Labor Commitee
Member, Water & Land Committee
Member of Women's and Hawaiian Caucuses
•  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 community outreach, 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
COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
•  Legal Aid Society of Hawaii Fundraising Committee (2012-present)
•  MA‘O Organic Farm fundraising committee (2006-2011)
•  "People's Path" grant writer, volunteer, and event coordinator (2008-present)
•  Leeward Community College-Wai‘anae Community Advisory Board (2009-present)
•  Hawaii State Bar Association/Young Lawyers Division community service volunteer (2002-present)
•  Nā Loio ‘O He‘e Nalu (UH Law School Surf Club) member & top three finisher in Land Shark Invitational Surf Meet (2000, 2001, 2002 & 2009) (1997-present)
•  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
•  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
SB98 SD1 RELATING TO COURTS.
SB160 SD1 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB161 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB162 SD1 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB163 RELATING TO INDUSTRIAL HEMP.
SB164 RELATING TO ASSOCIATION LEGAL FEES.
SB165 RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
SB166 RELATING TO ANNULMENT, DIVORCE, AND SEPARATION.
SB167 RELATING TO FAMILY LAW.
SB172 RELATING TO SCHOOL BUSES.
SB197 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO CHARTER SCHOOLS.
SB200 RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
SB201 RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
SB226 SD1 RELATING TO INDUSTRIAL HEMP.
SB231 RELATING TO VOTER REGISTRATION.
SB235 RELATING TO ENERGY.
SB244 RELATING TO OPEN GOVERNMENT.
SB246 RELATING TO VOTING.
SB256 RELATING TO TAX CREDITS.
SB258 RELATING TO PROPELLER GUARDS.
SB260 RELATING TO PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS.
SB298 SD1 HD2 RELATING TO SCHOOLS.
SB318 SD2 RELATING TO EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES.
SB347 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO MOBILE CLINICS.
SB370 RELATING TO CONDOMINIUM MANAGEMENT.
SB408 RELATING TO FAMILY LEAVE.
SB411 RELATING TO CHAPTER 183, HAWAII REVISED STATUTES.
SB415 RELATING TO BEACHES.
SB416 SD1 RELATING TO FARMS.
SB422 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO CHILD VISITATION.
SB496 RELATING TO SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING.
SB497 RELATING TO PRESCHOOL OPEN DOORS PROGRAM.
SB500 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS.
SB502 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO IN VITRO FERTILIZATION INSURANCE COVERAGE.
SB503 SD2 RELATING TO VICTIMS OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE.
SB504 RELATING TO CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES.
SB506 SD1 RELATING TO SEXUAL ASSAULT.
SB507 RELATING TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.
SB508 SD1 HD1 CD1 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB509 RELATING TO EQUAL PAY.
SB510 SD2 HD2 RELATING TO SCHOOL-BASED HEALTH SERVICES.
SB511 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO CHILD CARE FACILITIES.
SB515 RELATING TO IN VITRO FERTILIZATION INSURANCE COVERAGE.
SB516 RELATING TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.
SB522 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.
SB523 RELATING TO CIVIL ACTIONS.
SB554 SD1 RELATING TO THE GENERAL EXCISE TAX.
SB581 RELATING TO THE CONVEYANCE TAX.
SB591 RELATING TO HOUSING.
SB595 RELATING TO ENERGY EFFICIENCY.
SB624 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB639 RELATING TO CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATIONS.
SB640 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO HAWAIIAN TRADITIONAL AND CUSTOMARY PRACTICES.
SB641 SD1 RELATING TO THE CHAIRPERSON OF THE HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSION.
SB642 RELATING TO LEGAL COUNSEL.
SB643 SD2 RELATING TO THE HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE.
SB644 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB645 RELATING TO SERVICE OF PROCESS.
SB646 RELATING TO DAIRY.
SB647 SD1 RELATING TO TEACHERS.
SB648 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB683 SD2 HD1 PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO ARTICLES VII AND X OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII TO AUTHORIZE THE LEGISLATURE TO ESTABLISH A SURCHARGE ON RESIDENTIAL INVESTMENT PROPERTY AND VISITOR ACCOMMODATIONS TO INCREASE FUNDING FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION.
SB686 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO EDUCATION FUNDING.
SB692 RELATING TO MARINE LIFE CONSERVATION.
SB693 RELATING TO OXYBENZONE.
SB696 RELATING TO OXYBENZONE.
SB700 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO ANIMAL CRUELTY.
SB711 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO EARLY LEARNING.
SB719 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO DEFERRED MAINTENANCE.
SB720 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO THE CONCUSSION PROGRAM.
SB723 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB807 SD1 RELATING TO LOCALLY GROWN FOOD.
SB846 RELATING TO DAIRY.
SB1032 RELATING TO HANA HEALTH.
SB1052 RELATING TO HEMP.
SB1061 RELATING TO THE CHILD PROTECTIVE ACT.
SB1062 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO PARENTAL RIGHTS.
SB1063 RELATING TO NATIVE HAWAIIAN COMMUNITY ENHANCEMENT.
SB1064 RELATING TO SCHOOL IMPACT FEES.
SB1065 RELATING TO ELECTRICIANS.
SB1107 RELATING TO APPROPRIATIONS TO ADDRESS HOMELESSNESS.
SB1109 SD1 RELATING TO POLYSTYRENE FOAM CONTAINERS.
SB1140 RELATING TO HEALTH.
SB1141 RELATING TO SOIL CONTROL.
SB1142 RELATING TO HOUSING.
SB1143 RELATING TO CONSERVATION FEES.
SB1144 RELATING TO CONTRACTORS.
SB1147 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO HOUSING.
SB1150 SD2 HD3 RELATING TO PRESERVING CORAL REEFS.
SB1162 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII PROMISE PROGRAM.
SB1166 RELATING TO BUSINESS REGISTRATION.
SB1167 RELATING TO DAIRY PRODUCERS.
SB1186 RELATING TO ENERGY.
SB1192 RELATING TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
SB1198 RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.
SB1214 SD1 RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.
SB1215 RELATING TO HOUSING.
SB1234 RELATING TO THE KAHOOLAWE ISLAND RESERVE COMMISSION.
SB1235 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO HEALTH.
SB1262 SD1 RELATING TO WILDLIFE.
SB1265 RELATING TO CIVIL RIGHTS.
SB1279 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB1282 SD1 RELATING TO THE OFFENSE OF ABUSE OF FAMILY OR HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS.
SB1294 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO NATIVE HAWAIIAN HIGHER EDUCATION.
SB1300 RELATING TO CONSERVATION.
SB1301 RELATING TO USE TAX.
SB1302 RELATING TO AIRPORTS.
SB1303 SD1 RELATING TO OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS ELECTIONS.
SB1304 SD3 RELATING TO NATIVE HAWAIIANS.
SB1313 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO HAWAII FOOD RESILIENCY.
SB1315 RELATING TO HEALTH.
SB1316 RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
SB2051 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB2080 RELATING TO STANDARDIZED TESTING.
SB2081 RELATING TO HOUSING.
SB2087 SD2 HD2 RELATING TO EMERGENCY RESCUE DEVICES.
SB2315 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL.
SB2320 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO AN UNDERGRADUATE HEALTH SCIENCES ACADEMY.
SB2324 RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES.
SB2339 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO PRESCRIPTION DRUGS.
SB2340 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO HEALTH INSURANCE.
SB2341 RELATING TO HEALTH CARE.
SB2342 SD1 RELATING TO VICTIMS OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE.
SB2344 SD1 RELATING TO AUTOMATIC RESTRAINING ORDERS.
SB2345 SD1 RELATING TO SEXUAL ASSAULT.
SB2346 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO ADDRESS CONFIDENTIALITY.
SB2350 RELATING TO FAMILY LEAVE.
SB2352 RELATING TO PROTECTION OF CHILDREN.
SB2387 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO THE HAWAII FARM TO SCHOOL PROGRAM.
SB2409 RELATING TO SUNSCREEN PRODUCTS.
SB2439 RELATING TO PESTICIDES.
SB2476 SD2 RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE INSPECTIONS.
SB2477 RELATING TO NONREPORTING ON CHILD ABUSE.
SB2478 RELATING TO INTERNET WEB SITES.
SB2479 SD2 RELATING TO ABANDONED VEHICLES.
SB2480 RELATING TO HOUSING.
SB2481 RELATING TO CRIMINAL TRESPASS.
SB2482 RELATING TO PRETRIAL RELEASE.
SB2497 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO THE HAWAII PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY.
SB2521 SD1 RELATING TO SPECIAL EDUCATION.
SB2527 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB2530 RELATING TO AN AIRPORTS CORPORATION.
SB2532 RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.
SB2625 RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
SB2661 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS.
SB2662 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS.
SB2663 SD2 RELATING TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS.
SB2664 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS.
SB2665 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS.
SB2666 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS.
SB2667 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS.
SB2668 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS.
SB2669 SD1 RELATING TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS.
SB2670 SD3 RELATING TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS.
SB2671 SD2 RELATING TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS.
SB2672 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS.
SB2673 RELATING TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS.
SB2674 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS.
SB2675 SD1 RELATING TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS.
SB2676 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS.
SB2677 SD2 RELATING TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS.
SB2678 SD3 HD1 RELATING TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS.
SB2679 RELATING TO TORT LIABILITY.
SB2680 SD1 RELATING TO EDUCATION FUNDING.
SB2693 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO THE FESTIVAL OF PACIFIC ARTS.
SB2717 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO CESSPOOLS.
SB2719 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO SEXUAL VIOLENCE.
SB2720 RELATING TO THE CHILD PROTECTIVE ACT.
SB2952 RELATING TO QUEEN LILI‘UOKALANI DAY.
SB2966 RELATING TO FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION.
SB2967 RELATING TO TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS.
SB3026 RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE.
SB3027 SD2 RELATING TO THE KAHO‘OLAWE ISLAND RESERVE COMMISSION.
SB3028 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO CHILD SUPPORT.
SB3029 SD1 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB3031 SD2 RELATING TO THE ORGANIC FOODS PRODUCTION TAX CREDIT.
SB3045 RELATING TO THE KING KAMEHAMEHA CELEBRATION COMMISSION.
SB3070 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB3081 RELATING TO ACQUISITION OF RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY.
SB3090 SD2 RELATING TO GOVERNMENT.
SCR2 SD1 AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF A TERM, NON-EXCLUSIVE EASEMENT COVERING A PORTION OF STATE SUBMERGED LANDS AT WAIANAE, OAHU, FOR THE EXISTING SEAWALL, STEPS, AND LANDSCAPED AREA AND FOR USE, REPAIR, AND MAINTENANCE OF THE EXISTING IMPROVEMENTS CONSTRUCTED THEREON.
SCR6 URGING THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO REQUIRE ADULT DENTAL COVERAGE UNDER MEDICAID AND DENTAL COVERAGE UNDER MEDICARE.
SCR24 SD1 RECOGNIZING MARCH 19 AS HAWAII CELEBRATING WOMEN IN PUBLIC OFFICE DAY.
SCR29 SD2 REQUESTING THE STATE AUDITOR TO CONDUCT AN AUDIT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII'S ACTIVITIES RELATED TO MAUNA KEA.
SCR31 SD1 REQUESTING THE STATE FOUNDATION ON CULTURE AND THE ARTS TO COMMISSION A MONUMENT TO PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA.
SCR38 REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO CONDUCT A SUNRISE ANALYSIS OF THE REGULATION OF VIRTUAL CURRENCY BUSINESS ACTIVITIES.
SCR71 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO CREATE A MASTER PLAN FOR A PARCEL IN THE NANAKULI-WAI‘ANAE COMPLEX AREA THAT WOULD INCLUDE AN ALTERNATIVE LEARNING CENTER AND OTHER FEATURES.
SCR72 URGING THE OFFICE OF ELECTIONS TO AMEND THE CHOICE FOR SELF-DECLARATION TO ALLOW THE AFFIANT TO IDENTIFY AS A PERSON BORN WITHIN THE GEOGRAPHIC BOUNDARIES OF WHAT IS CURRENTLY THE STATE OF HAWAI‘I OR A DESCENDANT OF ANY CITIZEN OF THE HAWAIIAN KINGDOM THAT THE UNITED STATES RECOGNIZED AS A NATION PRIOR TO 1893.
SCR84 SD1 URGING EACH COUNTY TO DEVELOP AND ADMINISTER A PERMITTING SYSTEM FOR NON-PERMITTED OWNER-OCCUPIED TRANSIENT VACATION UNITS.
SCR114 URGING THE FULL IMPLEMENTATION OF RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE NATIVE HAWAIIAN TASK FORCE, PU‘UHONUA SUMMIT, AND JUSTICE CENTER AS A COMPREHENSIVE CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM TO REDUCE THE INCARCERATED POPULATION, INCLUDING THE NATIVE HAWAIIAN INCARCERATED POPULATION, BY TWENTY-FIVE PERCENT BY 2023.
SR15 SD1 REQUESTING THE STATE FOUNDATION ON CULTURE AND THE ARTS TO COMMISSION A MONUMENT TO PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA.
SR41 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO CREATE A MASTER PLAN FOR A PARCEL IN THE NANAKULI-WAI‘ANAE COMPLEX AREA THAT WOULD INCLUDE AN ALTERNATIVE LEARNING CENTER AND OTHER FEATURES.
SR42 SD1 URGING ALL POLICYMAKERS AND RESIDENTS OF THE CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU TO SUPPORT THE WAI‘ANAE SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES PLAN AND THE PRESERVATION OF OHIKILOLO.
SR52 SD1 URGING EACH COUNTY TO DEVELOP AND ADMINISTER A PERMITTING SYSTEM FOR NON-PERMITTED OWNER-OCCUPIED TRANSIENT VACATION UNITS.
SR71 URGING THE FULL IMPLEMENTATION OF RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE NATIVE HAWAIIAN TASK FORCE, PU‘UHONUA SUMMIT, AND JUSTICE CENTER AS A COMPREHENSIVE CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM TO REDUCE THE INCARCERATED POPULATION, INCLUDING THE NATIVE HAWAIIAN INCARCERATED POPULATION, BY TWENTY-FIVE PERCENT BY 2023.