31st Legislature, 2022
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Floor session convene time for January 24, 2022:
Senate: 9:30 a.m. | House of Representatives: 12:00 p.m.
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House District 50
Hawaii State Capitol
Room: 328
phone: 808-586-6480
fax: 808-586-6481
repbranco@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Member of the following committees:
- District 50 State Representative
- Vice Chair, House Water and Land Committee
- Planner, City & County of Honolulu Department of Community Services
- Cultural Affairs Attache, U.S. Embassy Caracas
- Deputy Cultural Affairs Attache, U.S. Embassy Caracas
- Watch Officer, The U.S. Department of State Operations Center
- Staff Assistant to the Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan
- Vice Consul, U.S. Embassy Islamabad
- Special Assistant to the U.S. Ambassador, U.S. Bogota
- Deputy Press Attache, U.S. Embassy Bogota
- Congressman Rangel Fellow, Office of U.S. Representative Faleomavaega (American Samoa)
- Work and Study Fellow, Legal Foreign Affairs, LG Electronics


Education
- Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies
- Hawaii Pacific University
Measures Introduced
 Title
HB35 RELATING TO FIREWORKS.
HB46 HD1 RELATING TO WILDLIFE.
HB97 RELATING TO CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS.
HB229 HD1 RELATING TO UNITED STATES SENATOR DANIEL K. AKAKA DAY.
HB235 RELATING TO SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM INCENTIVES.
HB246 RELATING TO COASTAL PROTECTION.
HB291 RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.
HB292 RELATING TO TAX AMNESTY.
HB304 RELATING TO DEFERRED DEPOSITS.
HB328 HD2 RELATING TO ENERGY EFFICIENCY.
HB408 RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
HB409 RELATING TO ANIMAL CARETAKERS.
HB410 HD1 RELATING TO TREE PLANTING.
HB411 RELATING TO GEOTHERMAL RESOURCES.
HB412 RELATING TO SHARK PROTECTION.
HB413 PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE V, SECTION 2, OF THE HAWAII STATE CONSTITUTION TO REQUIRE THE GUBERNATORIAL NOMINEE OF EACH POLITICAL PARTY TO SELECT THE PARTY'S LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR NOMINEE.
HB414 RELATING TO AQUATIC RESOURCES.
HB432 HD1 RELATING TO THE EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT.
HB440 RELATING TO TAXATION.
HB489 RELATING TO LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE.
HB497 HD1 SD1 RELATING TO COUNTY ZONING ORDINANCES.
HB498 HD1 SD1 RELATING TO AQUATIC RESOURCES.
HB524 RELATING TO ANIMALS.
HB528 RELATING TO FIREWORKS.
HB533 RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST LE JARDIN ACADEMY, INC.
HB545 HD1 RELATING TO THE HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSION ACT.
HB554 HD2 RELATING TO REAL PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS.
HB563 RELATING TO SEX OFFENDERS.
HB564 RELATING TO BREAST CANCER SCREENING.
HB565 HD1 RELATING TO DIVORCE.
HB567 HD1 RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT.
HB603 RELATING TO THE MINIMUM WAGE.
HB606 HD1 SD2 AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING.
HB624 RELATING TO HOUSING.
HB625 HD1 RELATING TO THE FESTIVAL OF PACIFIC ARTS.
HB630 RELATING TO TAXATION.
HB757 HD1 RELATING TO THE HAWAII HOUSING FINANCE AND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.
HB758 MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR A CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT FOR THE FIFTIETH REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT.
HB759 RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
HB760 HD1 RELATING TO THE STATE FOUNDATION ON CULTURE AND THE ARTS.
HB811 RELATING TO INDIVIDUAL SPORTS.
HB818 HD1 RELATING TO CRIMINAL TRESPASS ONTO STATE LANDS.
HB820 RELATING TO PUBLIC ACCESS.
HB821 HD2 RELATING TO HISTORIC PRESERVATION.
HB823 HD1 RELATING TO PUBLIC LAND LIABILITY.
HB826 HD2 SD2 RELATING TO ELECTRONIC SMOKING DEVICES.
HB827 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
HB829 RELATING TO A FOOD HUB PILOT PROGRAM.
HB831 RELATING TO PESTICIDES.
HB1122 HD1 SD1 RELATING TO THE HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSION ACT.
HB1123 RELATING TO THE HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSION ACT.
HB1148 HD1 RELATING TO LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES.
HB1164 HD1 RELATING TO THE BERNICE PAUAHI BISHOP MUSEUM.
HB1229 RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
HB1230 RELATING TO HAWAIIAN AS AN OFFICIAL LANGUAGE OF THE STATE OF HAWAI‘I.
HB1231 RELATING TO VITAL STATISTICS.
HB1232 RELATING TO TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS.
HB1233 RELATING TO LOANS.
HB1246 HD2 RELATING TO FIREWORKS.
HB1327 RELATING TO THE YOUTH VAPING EPIDEMIC.
HB1328 RELATING TO ELECTRONIC SMOKING DEVICES.
HB1329 RELATING TO ELECTRONIC SMOKING PRODUCTS.
HB1332 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES.
HB1351 HD1 RELATING TO CONSERVATION MITIGATION BANKS.
HB1353 RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDS.
HB1356 HD1 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
HB1363 RELATING TO SHORELINES.
HB1364 RELATING TO HEMP.
HB1365 RELATING TO MARINE LIFE.
HB1367 RELATING TO THE STATE PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL COMMISSION.
HB1391 RELATING TO THE HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSION.
HB1418 RELATING TO BROADBAND SERVICE INFRASTRUCTURE.
HB1419 RELATING TO ELECTRONIC INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ACCESSIBILITY.
HB1420 PROPOSING TO AMEND SECTIONS OF ARTICLE V OF THE HAWAII STATE CONSTITUTION.
HB1421 RELATING TO A MEMORIAL.
HB1422 RELATING TO ENDANGERED AND THREATENED SPECIES.
HB1485 RELATING TO LITTER CONTROL.
HB1486 RELATING TO THEFT.
HB1487 RELATING TO THE HAWAII TOURISM AUTHORITY.
HB1488 RELATING TO RESIDENCE FOR TUITION PURPOSES.
HB1510 RELATING TO TEACHERS.
HB1511 RELATING TO TEACHER COMPENSATION.
HB1513 RELATING TO THE LOW-INCOME HOUSEHOLD RENTERS TAX CREDIT.
HB1514 RELATING TO BIRDS.
HB1515 RELATING TO AIRCRAFT.
HB1516 RELATING TO REGULATION.
HB1517 RELATING TO COFFEE.
HB1518 RELATING TO ANTS.
HB1519 RELATING TO SUNSCREEN.
HB1521 RELATING TO ENERGY.
HB1522 RELATING TO CLIMATE MITIGATION.
HB1523 RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.
HB1525 RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.
HB1526 RELATING TO ORGANIC WASTE.
HB1527 RELATING TO SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE.
HB1529 RELATING TO FARMER EQUITY.
HB1534 RELATING TO COFFEE LEAF RUST.
HB1535 RELATING TO COFFEE LABELING.
HB1542 RELATING TO LEGISLATIVE ACCESS THROUGH REMOTE TESTIMONY.
HB1543 RELATING TO SOCIAL WORK.
HB1545 RELATING TO NOISE POLLUTION.
HB1547 RELATING TO GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION.
HB1548 RELATING TO GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION.
HB1549 RELATING TO LOAN REPAYMENT FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS.
HB1550 RELATING TO THE HAWAII MEDICAL EDUCATION SPECIAL FUND.
HB1559 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
HB1560 RELATING TO THE BOARD OF EDUCATION.
HB1561 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
HB1562 RELATING TO THE EARLY LEARNING BOARD.
HB1565 RELATING TO CHARTER SCHOOLS.
HB1567 RELATING TO CRIMINAL PRETRIAL REFORM.
HB1569 RELATING TO THE REFUNDABLE FOOD/EXCISE TAX CREDIT.
HB1570 RELATING TO THE YOUTH VAPING EPIDEMIC.
HB1571 RELATING TO COVID-19 VACCINATION STATUS.
HB1572 RELATING TO SEARCH AND RESCUE.
HB1573 RELATING TO POLICING.
HB1574 RELATING TO CONTRACTORS.
HB1580 RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE.
HB1581 RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.
HB1599 RELATING TO SUICIDE COUNSELING SERVICES.
HB1601 RELATING TO ACCESSORY DWELLING UNITS.
HB1602 RELATING TO LAND LIABILITY.
HB1621 RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB1622 RELATING TO THE EMPLOYMENT OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES.
HB1631 RELATING TO WATER CONSERVATION.
HB1632 RELATING TO HIGHWAYS.
HB1633 RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.
HB1634 RELATING TO TELEHEALTH.
HB1635 RELATING TO HEALTH CARE.
HB1636 RELATING TO FEMININE HYGIENE PRODUCTS.
HB1640 RELATING TO RECYCLING.
HB1642 RELATING TO POSTCONSUMER RECYCLED CONTENT.
HB1645 RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT.
HB1646 RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT.
HB1653 RELATING TO AQUATIC RESOURCES.
HB1654 RELATING TO THE DIVISION OF BOATING AND OCEAN RECREATION.
HB1655 RELATING TO SPECIAL MANAGEMENT AREAS.
HB1656 RELATING TO TRAILS.
HB1657 RELATING TO LEASES.
HB1658 RELATING TO THE TRANSFER OF NON-AGRICULTURAL PARK LANDS.
HB1660 RELATING TO LAND.
HB1668 RELATING TO SOIL CLASSIFICATIONS.
HB1669 RELATING TO SEA LEVEL RISE ADAPTATION.
HB1670 RELATING TO LAND USE DISTRICT BOUNDARIES.
HB1671 RELATING TO LAND STUDY BUREAU CLASSIFICATIONS AND RATINGS.
HB1672 RELATING TO SPECIAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS.
HB1673 RELATING TO PARKING CONCESSIONS.
HB1674 RELATING TO IN VITRO FERTILIZATION INSURANCE COVERAGE.
HB1676 RELATING TO DATA COLLECTION.
HB1677 RELATING TO EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY.
HB1682 RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST NEXT LEVEL SOLUTIONS GROUP INC.
HB1683 RELATING TO CIVIC EDUCATION.
HB1684 RELATING TO RECYCLING.
HB1690 RELATING TO CHILD PASSENGER RESTRAINT SYSTEMS.
HB1691 RELATING TO COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSES.
HB1693 RELATING TO DRIVER'S LICENSES.
HB1698 RELATING TO TOBACCO PRODUCTS.
HB1699 RELATING TO AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS.
HB1706 RELATING TO SINGLE-USE PLASTICS.
HB1714 RELATING TO TWO-LINED SPITTLEBUGS.
HB1716 RELATING TO LAND USE.
HB1730 MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE HAWAII HEALTHY AGING PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM.
HB1731 RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII PROMISE PROGRAM.
HB1735 RELATING TO EXPUNGEMENT.
HB1736 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
HB1737 RELATING TO OUT-OF-STATE CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES.
HB1738 RELATING TO CONFINEMENT.
HB1740 RELATING TO TEMPORARY TEACHERS.
HB1741 RELATING TO CHILDREN AND FAMILY OF INCARCERATED INDIVIDUALS.
HB1742 RELATING TO THE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE.
HB1747 RELATING TO THE STATE BUILDING CODE COUNCIL.
HB1748 AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING.
HB1749 RELATING TO HOUSING.
HB1752 RELATING TO HOUSING.
HB1753 RELATING TO THE RENTAL HOUSING REVOLVING FUND.
HB1754 RELATING TO ADULT DENTAL MEDICAID BENEFITS.
HB1759 RELATING TO LEGAL SERVICES FOR LOW-INCOME IMMIGRANTS.
HB1760 RELATING TO IMMIGRANT RESOURCE CENTERS.
HB1761 RELATING TO IDENTIFICATION CARDS.
HB1762 RELATING TO LANGUAGE ACCESS.
HB1765 RELATING TO THE BERNICE PAUAHI BISHOP MUSEUM.
HB1766 RELATING TO STATE PARKS.
HB1767 RELATING TO REGENERATIVE TOURISM.
HB1768 RELATING TO THE DISPOSITION OF WATER RIGHTS.
HB1769 RELATING TO RAPID OHIA DEATH.
HB1773 RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB1774 RELATING TO COVERAGE FOR MAMMOGRAPHY.
HB1775 RELATING TO CIVIL RIGHTS.
HB1776 RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.
HB1777 RELATING TO THE COMMERCIAL SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN.
HB1778 RELATING TO THE COMPREHENSIVE OFFENDER REENTRY SYSTEM.
HB1779 RELATING TO INCARCERATED WOMEN.
HB1780 RELATING TO THE JUDICIARY.
HB1788 RELATING TO WAIAKEA PENINSULA REDEVELOPMENT.
HB1795 RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB1796 RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.
HB1800 RELATING TO CLIMATE MITIGATION.
HB1801 RELATING TO ENERGY EFFICIENCY.
HB1802 RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT.
HB1804 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
HB1805 RELATING TO CESSPOOLS.
HB1807 RELATING TO ENERGY INTERCONNECTION.
HB1808 RELATING TO GEOTHERMAL ROYALTIES.
HB1812 RELATING TO THE NATURAL ENERGY LABORATORY OF HAWAII AUTHORITY.
HB1814 RELATING TO FETAL ALCOHOL SPECTRUM DISORDERS.
HB1822 RELATING TO DRIVER'S LICENSES.
HB1823 RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB1824 MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE OFFICE OF THE LONG-TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM.
HB1825 RELATING TO THE HAWAII STATE HEALTH INSURANCE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.
HB1826 RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.
HB1827 RELATING TO THE PULEHUNUI COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT.
HB1834 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
HB1835 RELATING TO HOUSING.
HB1837 RELATING TO HOUSING.
HB1839 RELATING TO TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX.
HB1840 RELATING TO DISTRICT BOUNDARY AMENDMENTS.
HB1844 RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
HB1847 RELATING TO TRANSIENT VACATION UNITS.
HB1860 RELATING TO CATALYTIC CONVERTERS.
HB1864 RELATING TO SCHOOL FOOD PROGRAMS.
HB1865 RELATING TO CHARTER SCHOOLS.
HB1868 RELATING TO EGG-LAYING HENS.
HB1869 RELATING TO VIOLATION OF PRIVACY.
HB1870 RELATING TO THE JUDICIARY'S ‘OLELO HAWAI‘I INITIATIVES.
HB1884 RELATING TO THE STATEWIDE TRAFFIC CODE.
HB1888 RELATING TO ELECTIONEERING COMMUNICATIONS.
HB1899 RELATING TO TOURISM MANAGEMENT.
HB1900 RELATING TO THRILL CRAFT.
HB1902 RELATING TO WETLAND PRESERVATION.
HB1903 RELATING TO DATA ABOUT SNORKELS AND MASKS.
HB1904 RELATING TO THE TAXATION OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES.
HB1913 RELATING TO CHILD VISITATION.
HB1914 RELATING TO SENSORY ROOMS.
HB1923 RELATING TO THE CREATIVE WORKFORCE.
HB1924 RELATING TO THE HAWAII STATE FOUNDATION ON CULTURE AND THE ARTS.
HB1925 RELATING TO TAXATION.