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 42
Hawaii State Capitol
Room: 318
phone: 808-586-8500
fax: 808-586-8504
rephar@Capitol.hawaii.gov
• Vice Chair, Education (2017)
• Vice Chair, Judiciary (2013-2014)
• Vice Chair, Water, Land and Ocean Resources (2009-2012)
• Vice Chair, Public Safety and Military Affairs (2007-2008)
• Chair, Interim Task Force on Smart Growth Development (2007)
• Member, Human Services (2017)
• Member, Health (2017)
• Member, High Education (2017)
• Member, Transportation (2007-2008, 2014-2016)
• Member, Labor & Public Employment (2007-2008, 2015-2016)
• Member, Consumer Protection and Commerce (2013-2016)
• Member, Public Safety (2014-2016)
• Member, Energy and Environmental Protection (2009-2012)
• Member, Housing (2009-2012)
• Member, Finance (2007-2012)
• Member, Special Investigative Committee on Bureau of Conveyances (2008)

• Attorney, Bays, Deaver, Lung, Rose & Holma. (April 2002 - Present)
• Aide, Honorable Mazie K. Hirono, Lieutenant Governor, State of Hawaii (August 1999 - March 2002)
• Law Clerk, Honorable Eden Elizabeth Hifo (fka Bambi Eden E. Weil), Circuit Court, First Circuit (June 1999 - August 1999)
• Intern, Office of the Prosecuting Attorney (September 1996 - December 1996)
• Law Clerk, Asian Legal Services, (CVLS) Chicago, Illinois (September 1994 - December 1995)
• Senior Paralegal, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, New York, New York (August 1990 - August 1993)
• 2014 American Kennel Club's Legislator of the Year
• 2014 Hawaii Family Advocates' Fearless Advocate Award Winner
• 2009 Mothers Against Drunk Driving special honorary recognition for introducing ignition interlock law
• 2008 Charles Dick Award Winner
• 2007 Arirang Television Korean-American Politicians to Watch
• 2007 Pacific Business News Forty Under 40

• Executive Secretary, Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii Alliance.
• Coordinator, Aloha United Way.
• Volunteer, Read to Me Program.
• Staff, National Commission on Teaching and America's Future, Hawaii Policy Group
• Director, Hawaii Korean Chamber of Commerce.
• Coordinator, Hawaii Blood Bank.
• President, Korean American Bar Association Hawaii.
• Junior Judge, Hawaii State Bar Association.
• Member, Funds For New York City Public Education.
• Volunteer, Legal Aid Society.
• Member, American Bar Association
• Member, Hawaii State Bar Association
• Member, Hawaii Korean Chamber of Commerce
• Member, Friends of Kapolei Library
Measures Introduced
 Title
HB81 RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDS.
HB82 RELATING TO FAMILY COURT.
HB83 RELATING TO INTERNET SERVICES.
HB84 RELATING TO THE USE OF FORCE IN SELF-PROTECTION.
HB99 RELATING TO THE CLEAN WATER ACT.
HB101 RELATING TO TORT LIABILITY.
HB236 RELATING TO COFFEE PEST CONTROL.
HB297 RELATING TO LABOR.
HB443 HD1 RELATING TO SCHOOL FOOD PROGRAMS.
HB606 HD1 SD2 AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING.
HB702 HD2 RELATING TO FARM TO SCHOOL PROCUREMENT.
HB745 RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.
HB746 RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.
HB747 RELATING TO CHILDLIKE SEX DOLLS.
HB821 HD2 RELATING TO HISTORIC PRESERVATION.
HB865 HD1 RELATING TO THE STATE HISTORIC PRESERVATION DIVISION.
HB866 RELATING TO MEDICAID BENEFITS.
HB1104 RELATING TO GAMBLING.
HB1130 HD2 SD2 RELATING TO TRANSIT-ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT.
HB1131 HD1 RELATING TO THE STATE BUILDING CODE COUNCIL.
HB1148 HD1 RELATING TO LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES.
HB1177 RELATING TO TAX CREDITS.
HB1178 RELATING TO TAX CREDITS.
HB1246 HD2 RELATING TO FIREWORKS.
HB1309 RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB1310 RELATING TO HEALTH.
HB1324 HD2 SD1 RELATING TO COMMERCIAL PROPERTY RENT RELIEF.
HB1326 HD1 SD1 RELATING TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.
HB1327 RELATING TO THE YOUTH VAPING EPIDEMIC.
HB1328 RELATING TO ELECTRONIC SMOKING DEVICES.
HB1329 RELATING TO ELECTRONIC SMOKING PRODUCTS.
HB1330 RELATING TO HISTORIC PRESERVATION.
HB1331 RELATING TO FIREWORKS.
HB1386 RELATING TO ECONOMIC RECOVERY FOR RESTAURANTS.
HB1636 RELATING TO FEMININE HYGIENE PRODUCTS.
HB1747 RELATING TO THE STATE BUILDING CODE COUNCIL.
HB1749 RELATING TO HOUSING.
HB1750 RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.
HB1751 RELATING TO RURAL DISTRICTS.
HB1753 RELATING TO THE RENTAL HOUSING REVOLVING FUND.
HB1754 RELATING TO ADULT DENTAL MEDICAID BENEFITS.
HB1822 RELATING TO DRIVER'S LICENSES.
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.