31st Legislature, 2021
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Senate District 4
Hawaii State Capitol
Room 210
phone: 808-586-7335
fax: 808-586-7339
seninouye@capitol.hawaii.gov
Member of the following committees:
District Information
4th Senatorial District Map - Hilo, Hāmākua, Kohala, Waimea, Waikoloa, Kona
EDUCATION
• Hilo High School – 1958
• Certificate, Management & Supervision-Hawaii Employers Council
• Certificate, Dale Carnegie
• Certificate, University of Idaho-Legislative Energy Horizon Institute
   • Energy Policy Planning Program 7/23/2016-11/12/2016

EXPERIENCE
• Hawaii State Senator, 1998 – 2008; 2014 – Present
• Majority Whip
• Chair, Water and Land, 2021
• Vice-Chair, Transportation, 2021
• Chair, Transportation, 2019-2020
• Chair, Transportation and Energy, 2016-2018
• Chair, Intergovernmental and Military Affairs, 2007-2008
• Chair, Transportation and Government Operations, 2005-2006
• Chair, Water, Land and Agriculture, 2003-2004
• Chair, Water, Land, Energy and Environment, 2001-2002
• Chair, Economic Development, 1998-2000
• Member, Ways and Means, 2000-2005; 2007-2008; 2016-2021
• Member, National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators 2002-2008; 2015- Present
• Member, National Council of State Legislators – 2000-2008; 2015- Present
• Member – Natural Resource & Infrastructure 2016-2018
• Member – NRI Committee Policy Working Group; 2018 - Present
• Member – Steering Committee NCSL Foundation Smart
   • Communities Public-Private Partnership; 2018 - Present
• Mayor, County of Hawaii; 1990-1992
• Member, Hawaii County Council, 1984-1990
• Member, Hawaii State Plan Policy Commission; 1980-1983
• Member, Hawaii County Planning Commission; 1974-1979

AWARDS
    • Big Island Press Club Torch of Light 2016
    • Filipina Women’s Network
        • 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the U.S. – Policymakers & Visionaries, 2009
    • National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS)
        • Charles Dick Medal of Merit, 2008
    • University of Hawaii at Hilo Alumni and Friends Association
        • Distinguished Service Award, 2007
    • Big Island Filipino Women's Civic Club
        • Outstanding Community Service Award, 2005
    • Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation Distinguished Service Award 2004
    • United Filipino Council of Hawaii
        • Government Service Award, 1997
    • Girl Scout of Hawaii Award for Dedicated Service
        • Recipient 1989, 1990, 1991 Girl Scout's Queen Kaahumanu Award, 1991

    COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES AND ORGANIZATIONS
    • Lifetime Member – The Girl Scouts of America
    • Director, Girl Scout Council of Hawaii, 1995-1998
    • Waimea Outdoor Circle
    • Paniolo Preservations Society
    • Hawaii Island Chamber of Commerce
    • Big Island Filipino Council
    • Rotary Club of Hilo – 1998-2000; 2010-2017
        • Paul Harris Fellow
    • Democratic Party of Hawaii
Measures Introduced
 Title
SB60 SD1 RELATING TO SPECIAL NUMBER PLATES.
SB61 RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
SB62 RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
SB166 RELATING TO CAMPAIGN FINANCE.
SB167 RELATING TO THE STATE PLAN.
SB168 RELATING TO HELICOPTERS.
SB239 RELATING TO THE ALOHASAFE ALERT APPLICATION.
SB242 SD2 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB243 SD1 RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.
SB244 SD2 RELATING TO FOOD DONATION.
SB245 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB246 SD1 RELATING TO GOVERNMENT.
SB247 SD1 RELATING TO PUBLIC LIBRARIES.
SB248 RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.
SB249 RELATING TO SINGLE-USE PLASTICS.
SB250 RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDS.
SB251 SD2 RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION NETWORK COMPANIES.
SB255 SD2 RELATING TO COMMERCIAL MARINE LICENSES.
SB256 RELATING TO SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST KEAHOLE HOTEL & SUITES LLC.
SB257 SD1 RELATING TO LEASE EXTENSIONS ON PUBLIC LAND.
SB335 SD1 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB336 SD1 RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL LOANS.
SB337 SD1 RELATING TO SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE.
SB338 SD1 RELATING TO A FOOD HUB PILOT PROGRAM.
SB339 SD2 RELATING TO THE IMPORTANT AGRICULTURAL LAND QUALIFIED AGRICULTURAL COST TAX CREDIT.
SB340 RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL LANDS.
SB341 SD1 RELATING TO TARO.
SB342 RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES.
SB462 RELATING TO ELECTRIC GUNS.
SB470 RELATING TO PUBLIC ACCESS.
SB472 RELATING TO LAND RECORDATION.
SB476 RELATING TO DAM AND RESERVOIR SAFETY.
SB478 SD1 RELATING TO FARMS.
SB479 SD1 RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION.
SB480 RELATING TO DEVELOPMENT DISTRICTS.
SB563 SD1 RELATING TO COMMERCIAL TENANT PROTECTION.
SB564 RELATING TO THE MODEL STATE RIGHT-TO-REPAIR LAW.
SB567 SD1 RELATING TO COUNTY ZONING ORDINANCES.
SB568 RELATING TO TORT LIABILITY.
SB569 RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
SB570 RELATING TO HISTORIC PRESERVATION.
SB571 RELATING TO SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES FOR NATURAL RESOURCES.
SB572 SD1 RELATING TO AQUATIC RESOURCES.
SB573 RELATING TO WILDLIFE.
SB584 RELATING TO QUALIFIED COMMUNITY REHABILITATION PROGRAMS.
SB586 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB589 SD1 RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
SB590 SD1 RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
SB593 RELATING TO DIGITAL IDENTIFICATION.
SB594 SD1 RELATING TO GENERAL EXCISE TAX.
SB596 SD1 RELATING TO THE HAWAII TOURISM AUTHORITY.
SB634 RELATING TO THE USE OF INTOXICANTS WHILE OPERATING A VEHICLE.
SB637 RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
SB644 RELATING TO THE TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX.
SB648 SD1 RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
SB649 SD1 RELATING TO LIABILITY.
SB651 RELATING TO RENAMING KAHULUI AIRPORT ACCESS ROAD.
SB652 RELATING TO SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES.
SB657 RELATING TO PERMITS.
SB661 SD1 RELATING TO BOARD MEETINGS.
SB685 RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES.
SB688 RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
SB689 RELATING TO LANDS CONTROLLED BY THE STATE.
SB690 RELATING TO FISHING.
SB691 RELATING TO THE KAHOOLAWE ISLAND RESERVE COMMISSION.
SB692 RELATING TO FOOD SECURITY.
SB693 SD1 RELATING TO THE TRANSFER OF NON-AGRICULTURAL PARK LANDS.
SB717 RELATING TO THE HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSION ACT.
SB812 SD1 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB813 RELATING TO CHARTER SCHOOLS.
SB814 SD1 RELATING TO CHARTER SCHOOLS.
SB815 SD1 RELATING TO EDUCATION FUNDING.
SB818 RELATING TO VACANT AND ABANDONED RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY.
SB819 SD2 RELATING TO THE HOSPITAL SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM.
SB820 RELATING TO THE NURSING FACILITY SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM.
SB826 SD1 RELATING TO SEX OFFENDERS.
SB827 SD2 RELATING TO BREAST CANCER SCREENING.
SB828 RELATING TO DIVORCE.
SB829 SD1 RELATING TO ABUSE OF FAMILY OR HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS.
SB830 SD1 RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT.
SB831 RELATING TO SEX TRAFFICKING.
SB832 RELATING TO VICTIM-COUNSELOR PRIVILEGE.
SB833 RELATING TO SEXUAL ABUSE OF MINORS.
SB834 SD1 RELATING TO CHILDLIKE SEX DOLLS.
SB883 RELATING TO SAFETY EQUIPMENT.
SB884 SD1 RELATING TO THE HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSION ACT.
SB908 SD1 RELATING TO DRIVER'S LICENSES.
SB909 RELATING TO INTERNET ACCESS.
SB910 RELATING TO PUBLIC HOUSING.
SB912 SD1 RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
SB914 RELATING TO BROADBAND ACCESS.
SB929 SD1 RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.
SB930 SD1 RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.
SB931 SD1 RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.
SB942 RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL LANDS.
SB946 SD2 RELATING TO COMMERCIAL PROPERTY RENT RELIEF.
SB952 RELATING TO PAROLE.
SB953 RELATING TO PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS.
SB978 SD1 RELATING TO PRINCE JONAH KUHIO KALANIANAOLE.
SB997 SD1 RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT.
SB998 SD1 RELATING TO THE HONOLULU AUTHORITY FOR RAPID TRANSPORTATION.
SB999 SD1 RELATING TO FORESTRY.
SB1000 RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDS.
SB1001 RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL LEASES.
SB1009 RELATING TO PRIVACY.
SB1015 SD1 RELATING TO THE COMPTROLLER.
SB1243 SD2 RELATING TO THE PHASEOUT OF PRIVATE CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES.
SB1253 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB1258 SD1 RELATING TO TELEHEALTH.
SB1273 RELATING TO HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS.
SB1285 SD1 RELATING TO MEDICAL FACILITIES.
SB1287 RELATING TO THE FOOD SERVICES BRANCH.
SB1291 SD1 RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
SB1292 SD1 RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS.
SB1293 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB1306 RELATING TO THE WORKS OF ART SPECIAL FUND.
SB1329 SD1 RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.
SB1357 RELATING TO TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS.
SB1358 RELATING TO PERMITS.
SB1359 RELATING TO STATE PROPERTY.
SB1385 SD2 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB1386 RELATING TO THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION.
SB1387 SD1 RELATING TO MICROCHIP IDENTIFICATION.
SB1404 RELATING TO HONOKOHAU SMALL BOAT HARBOR.
SCR8 SD1 REQUESTING THE HAWAII STATE COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN TO CONVENE A TASK FORCE TO STUDY MISSING AND MURDERED NATIVE HAWAIIAN WOMEN AND GIRLS.
SCR9 CONVENING A TASK FORCE TO ADDRESS IMPLEMENTATION OF HAWAII'S STATE LAW COROLLARY TO TITLE IX IN LIGHT OF RECENT CHANGES TO FEDERAL TITLE IX REGULATIONS.
SCR41 URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES TO STUDY THE FEASIBILITY OF INCREASING PAYMENT TO HAWAII'S COMMUNITY CARE FOSTER FAMILY HOMES(CCFFH) AND EXPANDED ADULT RESIDENTIAL CARE HOMES (E-ARCH) FOR MEDICAID RECIPIENTS.
SCR42 AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF A LEASE COVERING STATE SUBMERGED LANDS AT PIER 27, IN HONOLULU HARBOR, OAHU, TO ATLANTIS SUBMARINES HAWAII, LLC.
SCR51 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO CONDUCT A STUDY OF THE FLOODING ISSUES AT THE INTERSECTION OF MAMALAHOA HIGHWAY AND MELEANA PLACE ON THE ISLAND OF HAWAII.
SCR53 REQUESTING THE HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION TO CONVENE A TASK FORCE TO CONDUCT A FEASIBILITY STUDY FOR CONSTRUCTION OF A HOSPITAL IN NORTH KONA.
SCR62 URGING MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO ENACT FEDERAL LEGISLATION GRANTING STATEHOOD TO THE PEOPLE OF WASHINGTON, D.C.
SCR63 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO CONVENE A WORKING GROUP TO CREATE A MODEL STATEWIDE SCHOOL POLICY ON STUDENT SUICIDE PREVENTION, INTERVENTION, AND POSTVENTION IN GRADES K-12.
SCR66 CONDEMNING AND DENOUNCING ALL FORMS OF ANTI-ASIAN SENTIMENT AND ALL ACTS OF RACISM, XENOPHOBIA, INTOLERANCE, DISCRIMINATION, HATE CRIME, AND HATE SPEECH AGAINST ASIAN AMERICANS AND ASIAN INDIVIDUALS IN THE UNITED STATES.
SCR67 RECOGNIZING OCTOBER 4 THROUGH OCTOBER 8, 2021, AS DIGITAL INCLUSION WEEK IN THE STATE OF HAWAII.
SCR68 REQUESTING THE LEGISLATIVE REFERENCE BUREAU TO CONDUCT A STUDY ON WAYS TO CLOSE THE DIGITAL DIVIDE.
SCR69 REQUESTING THE HAWAII EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY TO DEVELOP AN EVACUATION PLAN FOR THE AREAS WITHIN LAVA ZONES 1, 2, 3, 4, AND 6.
SCR70 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES TO CONVENE A TASK FORCE TO PLAN THE CERTIFICATION AND TRAINING PROCESS FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS TO HELP ADDRESS THE SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF POOR HEALTH THAT DISPROPORTIONATELY AFFECT LOW-INCOME, MINORITY POPULATIONS.
SR7 SD1 REQUESTING THE HAWAII STATE COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN TO CONVENE A TASK FORCE TO STUDY MISSING AND MURDERED NATIVE HAWAIIAN WOMEN AND GIRLS.
SR8 CONVENING A TASK FORCE TO ADDRESS IMPLEMENTATION OF HAWAII'S STATE LAW COROLLARY TO TITLE IX IN LIGHT OF RECENT CHANGES TO FEDERAL TITLE IX REGULATIONS.
SR33 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO CONDUCT A STUDY OF THE FLOODING ISSUES AT THE INTERSECTION OF MAMALAHOA HIGHWAY AND MELEANA PLACE ON THE ISLAND OF HAWAII.
SR35 REQUESTING THE HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION TO CONVENE A TASK FORCE TO CONDUCT A FEASIBILITY STUDY FOR CONSTRUCTION OF A HOSPITAL IN NORTH KONA.
SR44 URGING MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO ENACT FEDERAL LEGISLATION GRANTING STATEHOOD TO THE PEOPLE OF WASHINGTON, D.C.
SR45 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO CONVENE A WORKING GROUP TO CREATE A MODEL STATEWIDE SCHOOL POLICY ON STUDENT SUICIDE PREVENTION, INTERVENTION, AND POSTVENTION IN GRADES K-12.
SR48 CONDEMNING AND DENOUNCING ALL FORMS OF ANTI-ASIAN SENTIMENT AND ALL ACTS OF RACISM, XENOPHOBIA, INTOLERANCE, DISCRIMINATION, HATE CRIME, AND HATE SPEECH AGAINST ASIAN AMERICANS AND ASIAN INDIVIDUALS IN THE UNITED STATES.
SR49 RECOGNIZING OCTOBER 4 THROUGH OCTOBER 8, 2021, AS DIGITAL INCLUSION WEEK IN THE STATE OF HAWAII.
SR50 REQUESTING THE LEGISLATIVE REFERENCE BUREAU TO CONDUCT A STUDY ON WAYS TO CLOSE THE DIGITAL DIVIDE.
SR51 REQUESTING THE HAWAII EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY TO DEVELOP AN EVACUATION PLAN FOR THE AREAS WITHIN LAVA ZONES 1, 2, 3, 4, AND 6.
SR52 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES TO CONVENE A TASK FORCE TO PLAN THE CERTIFICATION AND TRAINING PROCESS FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS TO HELP ADDRESS THE SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF POOR HEALTH THAT DISPROPORTIONATELY AFFECT LOW-INCOME, MINORITY POPULATIONS.