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 3
Hawaii State Capitol
Room: 206
phone: 808-586-9385
fax: 808-586-9391
senkanuha@Capitol.hawaii.gov
Leadership: Majority Leader
Member of the following committees:
District Information
3rd Senatorial District Map - Kona, Ka‘ū
EDUCATION
•  Mokuaikaua Church Preschool
•  Kahakai Elementary School
•  Kealakehe Intermediate and High School
•  University of San Diego - Political Science, B.A., with a Minor in Business Administration

PUBLIC SERVICE EXPERIENCE
•  Member, CSG-West (Council of State Governments, West)
•  President, HSAC (Hawaii State Association of Counties)
•  Member, WIR Board (Western Interstate Region, an affliate of NACo)
•  Member, Board of Directors, NACo (National Association of Counties)
•  Volunteer Instructor, children's tennis at the Old Kona Airport
•  Volunteer, Kealakehe High School Waveriders Against Drugs
•  Kona Representative, Hawai‘i Island Burial Council (2010-2011)
•  Member, Board of Directors, Kai ‘O Pua Canoe Club
•  Founding Member, The Betty Kanuha Fundation, Inc. (formed in 2001 as a tribute to Dru's Grandmother), a non-profit organization supporting literacy and cultural programs
•  Vice Chair, 2011 Hawai‘i County Redistricting Commission

EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE
•  Majority Leader, 2021-Present, Hawai‘i State Senate
•  Majority Caucus Leader, 2018-2021, Hawai‘i State Senate
•  Vice Chair of the Committee on Housing, 2018-Present, Hawai‘i State Senate
•  Member of the Committee on Ways and Means, 2018-Present, Hawai‘i State Senate
•  Chair and Presiding Officer of the County Council, 2014-2016 Hawai‘i County Council
•  Chair of the Committee on Public Works and Parks and Recreation, 2012-2014 Hawai‘i County Council
•  Vice Chair of the Committee on Environmental Management, 2012-2014 Hawai‘i County Council
•  Water and Agricultural Resources, Kamehameha Schools-Land Assets Division, Hawai‘i Island (supporting Kamehameha Schools' Strategic Agricultural Plan)
•  Legislative Aide, Judiciary and Labor Committee (Senator Clayton Hee, Chair), Hawai‘i State Legislature
Measures Introduced
 Title
SB63 RELATING TO ELECTRONIC SMOKING DEVICES.
SB128 SD1 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB129 RELATING TO COFFEE BERRY BORER.
SB130 RELATING TO COFFEE LABELING.
SB131 RELATING TO PSYCHOLOGISTS.
SB132 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO WATER POLLUTION.
SB133 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL.
SB134 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO EMERGENCY POWERS.
SB135 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO TELECOMMUNICATION.
SB136 SD1 RELATING TO THE SCHOOL FACILITIES AGENCY.
SB137 SD2 RELATING TO LAND USE.
SB138 SD1 RELATING TO TOBACCO TAXES.
SB139 SD1 RELATING TO THE TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX.
SB141 SD2 RELATING TO THE STATE BUILDING CODE COUNCIL.
SB142 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO HOUSING DEVELOPMENT.
SB143 SD1 RELATING TO HOUSING.
SB144 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO A SCHOOL SUPPLY SUBSIDY PILOT PROGRAM.
SB165 RELATING TO FIREWORKS
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.
SB338 SD2 RELATING TO A FOOD HUB PILOT PROGRAM.
SB341 SD2 RELATING TO TARO.
SB342 RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES.
SB358 SD2 RELATING TO THE COLLEGE SAVINGS PROGRAM.
SB361 SD2 RELATING TO GENERAL EXCISE TAX.
SB371 RELATING TO SEA LEVEL RISE ADAPTATION.
SB463 SD2 RELATING TO GARDENS.
SB464 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB467 SD1 RELATING TO THE BOARD OF EDUCATION.
SB469 RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS.
SB470 RELATING TO PUBLIC ACCESS.
SB471 RELATING TO THE LAND CONSERVATION FUND.
SB473 RELATING TO REAL PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS.
SB475 RELATING TO SEA LEVEL RISE.
SB476 RELATING TO DAM AND RESERVOIR SAFETY.
SB477 RELATING TO SOLAR ENERGY.
SB478 SD2 RELATING TO FARMS.
SB479 SD2 RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION.
SB501 RELATING TO ENERGY EFFICIENCY.
SB509 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB519 RELATING TO UNIVERSITY DISTRICTS.
SB533 RELATING TO VOTERS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS.
SB534 SD1 RELATING TO ELECTRONIC TRANSMISSION OF BALLOTS.
SB563 SD1 RELATING TO COMMERCIAL TENANT PROTECTION.
SB648 SD1 RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
SB649 SD1 RELATING TO LIABILITY.
SB654 RELATING TO THE ADVICE AND CONSENT OF THE SENATE.
SB694 SD1 RELATING TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS.
SB695 SD1 RELATING TO STATE HOLIDAYS.
SB716 RELATING TO CORAL.
SB717 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO THE HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSION ACT.
SB718 RELATING TO PROTECTION OF NATURAL RESOURCES.
SB719 SD1 RELATING TO PESTICIDES.
SB768 SD2 HD2 RELATING TO ZERO-EMISSION VEHICLES.
SB794 RELATING TO SPECIAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT.
SB804 SD1 HD2 RELATING TO TEACHER RENTAL HOUSING.
SB812 SD1 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB816 SD1 RELATING TO A STATE LOTTERY.
SB826 SD1 RELATING TO SEX OFFENDERS.
SB827 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO BREAST CANCER SCREENING.
SB830 SD2 RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT.
SB843 RELATING TO CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION.
SB846 RELATING TO MEDICAL RESIDENCY PROGRAMS.
SB849 RELATING TO GENERAL EXCISE TAX EXEMPTIONS.
SB850 SD2 RELATING TO BROADBAND INFRASTRUCTURE FOR RURAL COMMUNITIES.
SB851 SD1 RELATING TO WIRELESS BROADBAND NETWORKS.
SB852 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB853 RELATING TO GENERATION OF STATE REVENUES.
SB854 RELATING TO TAX PENALTIES.
SB856 RELATING TO MEDICAL EQUIPMENT.
SB857 RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH.
SB858 SD1 RELATING TO COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS.
SB859 RELATING TO AMBULANCES.
SB860 RELATING TO ACCESSIBILITY.
SB861 RELATING TO METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATIONS.
SB862 RELATING TO FIREWORKS.
SB863 SD2 RELATING TO SCHOOL IMPROVEMENTS.
SB864 RELATING TO CHARTER SCHOOLS.
SB865 RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.
SB866 SD2 HD2 RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.
SB867 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.
SB868 SD1 RELATING TO THE LOW-INCOME HOUSEHOLD RENTERS CREDIT.
SB869 SD1 RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.
SB870 RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.
SB872 RELATING TO THE COMMISSION ON WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT.
SB882 SD1 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB883 RELATING TO SAFETY EQUIPMENT.
SB898 RELATING TO THE BERNICE PAUAHI BISHOP MUSEUM.
SB901 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS.
SB914 RELATING TO BROADBAND ACCESS.
SB967 RELATING TO FARM TO SCHOOL PROCUREMENT.
SB1010 RELATING TO THE MARIJUANA EVALUATION TASK FORCE.
SB1011 SD1 MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR HIGHWAY WIDENING.
SB1012 RELATING TO FISHERMAN SAFETY.
SB1013 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES.
SB1014 RELATING TO LAND USE.
SB1254 RELATING TO CONFORMITY WITH FEDERAL LAW.
SB1285 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO MEDICAL FACILITIES.
SB1286 SD1 HD1 MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE OFFICE OF THE PROSECUTING ATTORNEY FOR HAWAII COUNTY.
SB1287 RELATING TO THE FOOD SERVICES BRANCH.
SB1288 RELATING TO A JOB CORPS PROGRAM.
SB1294 RELATING TO MEDICAID BENEFITS.
SB1306 RELATING TO THE WORKS OF ART SPECIAL FUND.
SB1315 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB1316 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB1319 RELATING TO HAWAIIAN FISHPONDS.
SB1331 RELATING TO DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION.
SB1346 RELATING TO JUROR COMPENSATION.
SB1347 RELATING TO SEX TRAFFICKING PREVENTION.
SB1351 RELATING TO STATE GOVERNMENT.
SB1353 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO THE HAWAII STATE ENERGY OFFICE.
SB1390 RELATING TO BROADBAND INFRASTRUCTURE.
SB1404 RELATING TO HONOKOHAU SMALL BOAT HARBOR.
SB1405 SD1 RELATING TO THE PLANT QUARANTINE BRANCH.
SB1406 RELATING TO UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE.
SB1407 RELATING TO THE STATE BUILDING CODE COUNCIL.
SB1408 RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE THIRD SENATORIAL DISTRICT.
SB2018 RELATING TO MINIMUM WAGE.
SB2068 RELATING TO LAND MANAGEMENT.
SB2069 RELATING TO SUSTAINABILITY.
SB2169 RELATING TO FOOD ASSISTANCE.
SB2172 RELATING TO UNDERGROUND FUEL STORAGE TANKS.
SB2182 RELATING TO SCHOOL GARDENS.
SB2184 RELATING TO DIGITAL LEARNING.
SB2188 RELATING TO SCHOOLS.
SB2189 RELATING TO THE BOARD OF EDUCATION.
SB2203 RELATING TO SUSTAINABLE ELECTRONICS MANAGEMENT.
SB2254 RELATING TO HOUSING.
SB2257 RELATING TO HOUSING OBJECTIVES.
SB2279 RELATING TO CATALYTIC CONVERTERS.
SB2327 RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION.
SB2329 RELATING TO DECEPTIVE TRADE PRACTICES.
SB2332 RELATING TO GARDENS.
SB2349 RELATING TO THE ADVICE AND CONSENT OF THE SENATE.
SB2351 RELATING TO THE LAND CONSERVATION FUND.
SB2359 RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
SB2361 RELATING TO HISTORIC PRESERVATION.
SB2366 RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
SB2367 RELATING TO LIABILITY.
SB2369 RELATING TO TOW TRUCK PRICING.
SB2381 RELATING TO TECHNOLOGY ACCESS FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES.
SB2401 RELATING TO ADULT DENTAL MEDICAID BENEFITS.
SB2437 RELATING TO THE NEIGHBOR ISLANDS BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED SERVICE PILOT PROGRAM.
SB2438 RELATING TO SERVICE ANIMALS.
SB2439 RELATING TO HEARING AIDS.
SB2461 MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE HAWAII HEALTHY AGING PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM.
SB2479 RELATING TO BROADBAND INFRASTRUCTURE.
SB2480 RELATING TO THE WAHIAWA IRRIGATION SYSTEM.
SB2510 RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.
SB2544 RELATING TO SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL.
SB2545 RELATING TO COMPOSTING GRANT PROGRAM.
SB2612 RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY.
SB2613 RELATING TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS.
SB2615 RELATING TO THE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE.
SB2624 RELATING TO HEALTH.
SB2626 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES.
SB2673 RELATING TO FARMER EQUITY.
SB2675 RELATING TO SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE.
SB2679 RELATING TO DRIVER'S LICENSES.
SB2699 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB2734 RELATING TO THE JUDICIARY'S ‘OLELO HAWAI‘I INITIATIVES.
SB2770 RELATING TO NATIVE HAWAIIAN REHABILITATION PROGRAMS.
SB2772 RELATING TO FURLOUGH AND DRUG TREATMENT PROGRAMS.
SB2775 RELATING TO RECIDIVISM PREVENTION.
SB2779 RELATING TO AN INTRASTATE MUTUAL AID SYSTEM.
SB2816 RELATING TO EDUCATION GRANTS.
SB2818 RELATING TO SUMMER EDUCATION.
SB2819 RELATING TO TEACHER COMPENSATION.
SB2820 RELATING TO TEACHER COMPENSATION.
SB2822 RELATING TO ASTHMA.
SB2823 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB2826 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB2882 RELATING TO COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS.
SB2883 RELATING TO MEDICAL FACILITIES.
SB2884 RELATING TO WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT.
SB2885 RELATING TO ADVANCING CIVIC ENGAGEMENT.
SB2886 RELATING TO BROADBAND EQUITY.
SB2887 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES.
SB2888 RELATING TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
SB2889 RELATING TO WATER CATCHMENT SYSTEMS.
SB2890 RELATING TO EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIPS.
SB2891 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.
SB2892 RELATING TO KE KULA O EHUNUIKAIMALINO.
SB2893 RELATING TO A SCHOOL SUPPLY SUBSIDY PILOT PROGRAM.
SB2894 RELATING TO THE SCHOOL FACILITIES AUTHORITY.
SB2895 RELATING TO METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATIONS.
SB2896 MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR HIGHWAY WIDENING.
SB2897 RELATING TO LANGUAGE ACCESS.
SB2898 RELATING TO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT.
SB2899 RELATING TO LAND USE.
SB2900 RELATING TO THE STATE BUILDING CODE COUNCIL.
SB2901 RELATING TO HOUSING.
SB2902 RELATING TO RENTAL DISCRIMINATION.
SB2903 RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.
SB2904 RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.
SB2905 RELATING TO COFFEE LABELING.
SB2906 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB2907 RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES.
SB2908 RELATING TO THE PLANT QUARANTINE BRANCH.
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.
SB2915 RELATING TO AMBULANCE SERVICES.
SB2916 RELATING TO EMERGENCY POWERS.
SB2917 RELATING TO FAMILY PLANNING.
SB2918 RELATING TO BEHAVIORAL HEALTH.
SB2919 RELATING TO DISABILITY HEALTH DISPARITY.
SB2920 RELATING TO DISTRICT BOUNDARY AMENDMENTS.
SB2921 RELATING TO HOUSING.
SB2922 RELATING TO RURAL DISTRICTS.
SB2923 RELATING TO FIREWORKS.
SB2924 RELATING TO FISHERMAN SAFETY.
SB2925 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES.
SB2926 RELATING TO MARIJUANA.
SB2927 RELATING TO MEDICAL EQUIPMENT.
SB2928 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB2929 RELATING TO GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS AND POLICY.
SB2930 RELATING TO GOVERNMENT.
SB2931 RELATING TO HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS.
SB2932 RELATING TO HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS.
SB2933 RELATING TO THE RESEARCH CORPORATION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
SB2934 RELATING TO CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.
SB2935 RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.
SB2936 RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.
SB2937 RELATING TO AGING.
SB2938 RELATING TO THE JUDICIARY.
SB2939 RELATING TO COURTS.
SB2940 RELATING TO GOVERNMENT.
SB2941 RELATING TO GOVERNMENT.
SB2942 RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.
SB2943 RELATING TO THE DIVISION OF CONSERVATION AND RESOURCES ENFORCEMENT.
SB2950 RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL INSPECTION FEES.
SB2953 RELATING TO THEFT.
SB2955 RELATING TO COMPOSTING.
SB2956 RELATING TO THE HAWAII FARM TO FOOD BANK PROGRAM.
SB3002 RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.
SB3004 RELATING TO COMPOSTING.
SB3008 RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH.
SB3011 RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL LEASES.
SB3163 RELATING TO THE STATE ENERGY OFFICE.
SB3209 RELATING TO TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT.
SB3210 RELATING TO FAMILY GUIDANCE CENTERS.
SB3211 RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY IN RURAL DISTRICTS.
SB3212 RELATING TO TELECOMMUNICATION.
SB3213 RELATING TO NATIVE HAWAIIAN SAILING CANOES.
SB3224 RELATING TO THE PULEHUNUI COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT.
SB3225 RELATING TO DAM AND RESERVOIR SAFETY.
SB3233 RELATING TO THE TAXATION OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES.
SB3234 RELATING TO HEALTH.
SB3248 RELATING TO AMBULANCES.
SB3249 RELATING TO CLASSROOM SUPPLIES.
SB3273 RELATING TO A DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.
SB3287 RELATING TO PUBLIC ACCESS.
SB3297 RELATING TO THE NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM.
SB3298 RELATING TO SHOOTING FACILITIES.
SB3299 RELATING TO SUSTAINABILITY.
SB3300 RELATING TO HOUSING.
SB3301 RELATING TO HOUSING.
SB3302 RELATING TO GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE.
SB3331 RELATING TO STATE SALARIES.
SB3357 RELATING TO NATIVE HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS.
SB3359 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS.
SB3361 RELATING TO AIRPORTS.
SB3376 RELATING TO MOSQUITO CONTROL.
SB3379 RELATING TO BIOSECURITY.
SB3380 RELATING TO BEACH PARK RESTORATION.
SB3381 RELATING TO THE STATE BUILDING CODE COUNCIL.
SB3382 RELATING TO PRESCRIPTIONS.
SB3383 RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE THIRD SENATORIAL DISTRICT.
SCR2 REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO CONDUCT A SUNRISE REVIEW OF THE CERTIFICATION AND REGULATION OF COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS.