31st Legislature, 2022
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Floor session convene time for January 28, 2022:
Senate: 11:30 a.m. | House of Representatives: 12:00 p.m.
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Senate District 4
Hawaii State Capitol
Room: 210
phone: 808-586-7335
fax: 808-586-7339
seninouye@capitol.hawaii.gov
Leadership: Majority Whip
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
SB61 RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
SB62 RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
SB166 RELATING TO CAMPAIGN FINANCE.
SB167 SD1 HD2 RELATING TO THE STATE PLAN.
SB168 RELATING TO HELICOPTERS.
SB239 RELATING TO THE ALOHASAFE ALERT APPLICATION.
SB243 SD2 HD2 RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.
SB245 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB246 SD1 HD2 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 HD1 RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION NETWORK COMPANIES.
SB255 SD2 RELATING TO COMMERCIAL MARINE LICENSES.
SB256 HD1 RELATING TO SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST KEAHOLE HOTEL & SUITES LLC.
SB257 SD2 RELATING TO LEASE EXTENSIONS ON PUBLIC LAND.
SB335 SD2 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB337 SD2 RELATING TO SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE.
SB338 SD2 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 SD2 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 SD2 RELATING TO FARMS.
SB479 SD2 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.
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.
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 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO THE HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSION ACT.
SB812 SD1 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB815 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO EDUCATION FUNDING.
SB818 RELATING TO VACANT AND ABANDONED RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY.
SB820 SD1 RELATING TO THE NURSING FACILITY SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM.
SB826 SD1 RELATING TO SEX OFFENDERS.
SB827 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO BREAST CANCER SCREENING.
SB829 SD1 RELATING TO ABUSE OF FAMILY OR HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS.
SB830 SD2 RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT.
SB831 RELATING TO SEX TRAFFICKING.
SB832 RELATING TO VICTIM-COUNSELOR PRIVILEGE.
SB833 RELATING TO SEXUAL ABUSE OF MINORS.
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 HD1 RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
SB914 RELATING TO BROADBAND ACCESS.
SB929 SD1 RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.
SB930 SD1 RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.
SB931 SD2 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.
SB1243 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO THE PHASEOUT OF PRIVATE CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES.
SB1253 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB1258 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO TELEHEALTH.
SB1273 RELATING TO HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS.
SB1285 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO MEDICAL FACILITIES.
SB1287 RELATING TO THE FOOD SERVICES BRANCH.
SB1292 SD1 RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS.
SB1293 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB1306 RELATING TO THE WORKS OF ART SPECIAL FUND.
SB1357 RELATING TO TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS.
SB1358 RELATING TO PERMITS.
SB1359 RELATING TO STATE PROPERTY.
SB1385 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB1386 RELATING TO THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION.
SB1404 RELATING TO HONOKOHAU SMALL BOAT HARBOR.
SB2034 RELATING TO HEALTH.
SB2036 RELATING TO HEALTH.
SB2056 RELATING TO SOIL CLASSIFICATIONS.
SB2057 RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.
SB2058 RELATING TO STATE SMALL BOAT HARBORS.
SB2059 RELATING TO STATE SYMBOLS.
SB2060 RELATING TO HISTORIC PRESERVATION.
SB2061 RELATING TO COUNTY ZONING ORDINANCES.
SB2062 RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS.
SB2063 RELATING TO AN AFFORDABLE HOUSING TAX CREDIT.
SB2064 RELATING TO KOA TREES.
SB2065 RELATING TO FISHING.
SB2066 RELATING TO CHARTER SCHOOLS.
SB2067 RELATING TO BURIAL SITES.
SB2068 RELATING TO LAND MANAGEMENT.
SB2069 RELATING TO SUSTAINABILITY.
SB2070 RELATING TO SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST THE HAWAIIAN LEGACY REFORESTATION INITIATIVE TO RESTORE HAWAII'S FORESTS AND NATURAL RESOURCES.
SB2071 RELATING TO HEALTH.
SB2072 RELATING TO COURT-APPOINTED ATTORNEYS.
SB2076 RELATING TO BROADBAND SERVICE INFRASTRUCTURE.
SB2080 RELATING TO THE "MADE IN HAWAII" PROGRAM.
SB2137 RELATING TO TRANSITIONAL HOUSING.
SB2139 RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS.
SB2140 RELATING TO THE WORKS OF ART SPECIAL FUND.
SB2141 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB2142 RELATING TO COMPUTER SCIENCE.
SB2147 RELATING TO NOMINATION PAPERS.
SB2164 RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL AND AGRICULTURAL PROTECTION.
SB2177 RELATING TO VOTING.
SB2178 PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE II, SECTION 1, OF THE HAWAII STATE CONSTITUTION TO CHANGE THE AGE QUALIFICATION FOR VOTING IN STATE OR LOCAL ELECTIONS.
SB2181 RELATING TO SCHOOLS.
SB2182 RELATING TO SCHOOL GARDENS.
SB2183 RELATING TO DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS.
SB2184 RELATING TO DIGITAL LEARNING.
SB2187 RELATING TO SCHOOL-BASED HEALTH SERVICES.
SB2188 RELATING TO SCHOOLS.
SB2192 RELATING TO HOUSING.
SB2216 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB2259 RELATING TO HOUSING PRODUCTION.
SB2260 RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
SB2273 RELATING TO CANNABIS.
SB2274 RELATING TO THE CENTER FOR NURSING.
SB2275 RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION NETWORK COMPANIES.
SB2277 RELATING TO CONTRACTOR PRACTICES.
SB2279 RELATING TO CATALYTIC CONVERTERS.
SB2281 RELATING TO PSYCHOLOGY.
SB2287 RELATING TO THE NATURAL ENERGY LABORATORY OF HAWAII AUTHORITY.
SB2297 RELATING TO DISPOSAL OF SOLID WASTE.
SB2303 RELATING TO THE GENERAL EXCISE TAX.
SB2304 RELATING TO THE RESEARCH CORPORATION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
SB2306 RELATING TO CHILDREN AND FAMILY OF INCARCERATED INDIVIDUALS.
SB2307 RELATING TO MEMORIALS.
SB2310 RELATING TO A STATE LOTTERY.
SB2350 RELATING TO PUBLIC ACCESS.
SB2366 RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
SB2367 RELATING TO LIABILITY.
SB2370 RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.
SB2371 RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.
SB2372 RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.
SB2374 RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.
SB2401 RELATING TO ADULT DENTAL MEDICAID BENEFITS.
SB2412 RELATING TO SOLAR ENERGY DEVICES.
SB2414 RELATING TO ELECTRIC GUNS.
SB2424 RELATING TO MARRIAGE OF MINORS.
SB2425 RELATING TO ACCESSIBILITY.
SB2443 RELATING TO PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGERS.
SB2444 RELATING TO PEER-TO-PEER CAR-SHARING INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS.
SB2449 RELATING TO HAWAII CORRECTIONAL INDUSTRIES.
SB2450 RELATING TO SAFETY.
SB2459 RELATING TO LANGUAGE ACCESS.
SB2512 RELATING TO THE SCHOOL FACILITIES AUTHORITY.
SB2535 RELATING TO ENERGY.
SB2569 RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.
SB2613 RELATING TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS.
SB2614 RELATING TO FARM DWELLINGS.
SB2615 RELATING TO THE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE.
SB2616 RELATING TO SEARCH AND RESCUE.
SB2617 RELATING TO VEGETATIVE BURNING.
SB2618 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL.
SB2622 RELATING TO BIOFUELS.
SB2623 RELATING TO THE HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSION ACT.
SB2634 RELATING TO HEALTH.
SB2635 RELATING TO COVERAGE FOR MAMMOGRAPHY.
SB2637 RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.
SB2638 RELATING TO THE COMMERCIAL SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN.
SB2639 RELATING TO THE COMPREHENSIVE OFFENDER REENTRY SYSTEM.
SB2642 RELATING TO FAMILY.
SB2667 RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.
SB2687 RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE.
SB2695 RELATING TO CRYPTOCURRENCY.
SB2752 RELATING TO ABANDONED WELLS.
SB2753 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB2754 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB2755 RELATING TO THE BOARD OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES.
SB2756 RELATING TO WATER CARRIERS.
SB2757 RELATING TO HISTORIC PRESERVATION.
SB2758 RELATING TO DRIVER'S LICENSES.
SB2759 RELATING TO THE DISPOSITION OF WATER RIGHTS.
SB2760 RELATING TO TRAILS.
SB2761 RELATING TO AQUATIC RESOURCES.
SB2762 RELATING TO LAND USE DISTRICT BOUNDARIES.
SB2763 RELATING TO LAND STUDY BUREAU CLASSIFICATIONS AND RATINGS.
SB2764 RELATING TO SPECIAL MANAGEMENT AREAS.
SB2765 RELATING TO RAPID OHIA DEATH.
SB2766 RELATING TO LAND USE.
SB2767 RELATING TO FISH AGGREGATION DEVICES.
SB2768 RELATING TO THE HAWAII YOUTH CONSERVATION CORPS.
SB2769 RELATING TO LANDFILLS.
SB2819 RELATING TO TEACHER COMPENSATION.
SB2820 RELATING TO TEACHER COMPENSATION.
SB2821 RELATING TO MENSTRUAL EQUALITY.
SB2824 RELATING TO THE BOARD OF EDUCATION.
SB2826 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB2827 RELATING TO THE EARLY LEARNING BOARD.
SB2849 RELATING TO PESTICIDES.
SB2852 RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
SB2874 RELATING TO REVERSE AUCTION PROCUREMENT.
SB2876 RELATING TO COMMON INTEREST COMMUNITIES.
SB2878 RELATING TO CHILDREN.
SB2880 RELATING TO HOME HEALTH CARE.
SB2895 RELATING TO METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATIONS.
SB2897 RELATING TO LANGUAGE ACCESS.
SB2898 RELATING TO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT.
SB2900 RELATING TO THE STATE BUILDING CODE COUNCIL.
SB2901 RELATING TO HOUSING.
SB2902 RELATING TO RENTAL DISCRIMINATION.
SB2904 RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.
SB2905 RELATING TO COFFEE LABELING.
SB2906 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB2907 RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES.
SB2909 RELATING TO PLANT QUARANTINE FACILITIES.
SB2910 RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.
SB2911 RELATING TO SEA-LEVEL RISE IMPACTS.
SB2912 RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.
SB2913 RELATING TO ACCESSIBILITY.
SB2914 RELATING TO HEALTH.
SB2916 RELATING TO EMERGENCY POWERS.
SB2924 RELATING TO FISHERMAN SAFETY.
SB2925 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES.
SB2967 RELATING TO THE IMPORTANT AGRICULTURAL LANDS QUALIFIED AGRICULTURAL COST TAX CREDIT.
SB2974 RELATING TO PESTICIDES.
SB2986 RELATING TO HEMP.
SB2987 RELATING TO CRIMES ON AGRICULTURAL LANDS.
SB2996 RELATING TO ANTS.
SB3014 RELATING TO HABITAT CONSERVATION PLANS.
SB3019 RELATING TO THE CONSERVATION AND RESOURCES ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM.
SB3021 RELATING TO FLOOD HAZARD MITIGATIONS.
SB3158 RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
SB3161 RELATING TO OCEAN RECREATION.
SB3179 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES.
SB3181 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB3191 RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.
SB3193 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB3195 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS.
SB3205 RELATING TO ENERGY.
SB3206 RELATING TO DATA ABOUT SNORKELS AND MASKS.
SB3207 RELATING TO WOMEN'S COURT.
SB3208 RELATING TO HEALTHCARE PRECEPTORS.
SB3211 RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY IN RURAL DISTRICTS.
SB3212 RELATING TO TELECOMMUNICATION.
SB3235 RELATING TO SAFE SPACES FOR YOUTH PILOT PROGRAM.
SB3241 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.
SB3242 RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
SB3247 RELATING TO HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS.
SB3250 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB3261 RELATING TO HOUSING.
SB3280 RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST SAINT JOSEPH SCHOOL.
SB3289 RELATING TO HAWAII RETIREMENT SAVINGS.
SB3302 RELATING TO GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE.
SB3323 RELATING TO ATTACHMENT.
SB3328 RELATING TO KANEOHE BAY.
SB3330 RELATING TO THE PUPUKEA MARINE LIFE CONSERVATION DISTRICT.
SB3331 RELATING TO STATE SALARIES.
SB3340 RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII MAUI COLLEGE, MOLOKAI EDUCATION CENTER.
SB3341 RELATING TO THE HAWAII BROADBAND AND DIGITAL EQUITY OFFICE.
SB3344 RELATING TO CORRECTIONS.
SB3359 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS.
SB3375 RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDS.
SB3376 RELATING TO MOSQUITO CONTROL.
SB3377 RELATING TO COMMERCIAL ACTIVITIES ON BEACHES.
SB3378 RELATING TO FISHPONDS.
SB3379 RELATING TO BIOSECURITY.
SB3381 RELATING TO THE STATE BUILDING CODE COUNCIL.
SB3382 RELATING TO PRESCRIPTIONS.