31st Legislature, 2021
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Senate District 18
Hawaii State Capitol
Room 228
phone: 808-586-7100
fax: 808-586-7109
senkidani@capitol.hawaii.gov
Member of the following committees:
District Information
18th Senatorial District Map (Part 1 | Part 2) - Mililani Town, portion of Waipi‘o Gentry, Waikele, Village Park, Royal Kunia
Experience
•  Mililani Town Association Board of Directors, (1998-present)
•  Member, Mililani/Waipio/Melemanu Neighborhood (1995-2005)
•  Honolulu Community Action Program Board of Directors, (2000-2005)
•  Administrator Customer Services, State of Hawai‘i MedQuest (2002-2005)
•  Hawai‘i Leadership Academy, (2004)
•  Deputy, Neighborhood Commission Office
•  Senior Advisor, Honolulu City Council (1988-2000)
Awards and Recognition
•  State Director, Women in Government (2010)
•  Alumni of the Year, Farrington High School (2010)
•  Fabulous Freshman Senator of the Year, Hawai‘i Women's Political Caucus (2009)
•  Relay for Life, American Cancer Society
•  Mililani Graffiti Busters
•  Volunteer, Aloha United Way
•  Manager and Vice President, Mililani-Waipio Bobby Sox League
Archives
2020 Neighborhood Board Reports
January 2020
February 2020
March 2020
April 2020
May/June 2020
2020 End of Session Newsletter
November 2020
December 2020

2019 Neighborhood Board Reports
January 2019 (Mililani)
January 2019 (Waipahu)
February 2019 (Mililani)
February 2019 (Waipahu)
March 2019 (Waipahu)
March/April 2019 (Mililani)
April 2019 (Waipahu)
2019 End of Session Newsletter
July 2019
August 2019
September 2019
October 2019
November 2019

2019 MidWeek Columns
A new year offers opportunities

2018 Neighborhood Board Reports
January 2018 (Waipahu)
January 2018 (Mililani)
February 2018 (Waipahu)
February 2018 (Mililani)
March 2018 (Waipahu)
March 2018 (Mililani)
April 2018
2018 Legislative Session Report
June 2018
July 2018 (Waipahu)
July 2018 (Mililani)
September 2018
October 2018
November 2018 (Waipahu)
November 2018 (Mililani)

2018 MidWeek Columns
Grow Our Own teachers program a reality
2018 session underway
Are you ready?
Diversifying West Oahu
Funds for Mililani schools
Mililani projects added to state budget
Graduation season
Mililani High School is Number One!
Mililani School honors
UHWO Creative Media Center
Celebrating success!
Better late than never
Waipahu's super scientists
ALEA Bridge partners with Kipapa Elementary
Legislative work continues
Our schools by the numbers
Another first for Waipahu High School
Planning for our 2019 legislative session

2017 Neighborhood Board Reports
January 2017
February 2017
March 2017
April 2017 (Mililani)
April 2017 (Waipahu)
May 2017
June 2017 (Waipahu)
June 2017 (Mililani)
July 2017
September 2017 (Mililani)
September 2017 (Waipahu)
October 2017
November 2017 (Waipahu)
November 2017 (Mililani)

2017 MidWeek Columns
Legislative session underway
All-stars at Mililani High
Deadlines approaching
Planning for tomorrow's jobs
Excellence in School Leadership
Session ending
Rail funding unresolved
Mililani grads shine
Outstanding students honored
Welcoming Superintendent Kishimoto
Back to the classroom
Rail funding approved
The heart of Waipahu Town
School numbers
Congratulations are in order
A Waipahu educator honored
Our teacher of the year

2016 Neighborhood Board Reports
January 2016
February 2016
March 2016
April 2016
May 2016
June 2016
July 2016
September 2016 (Waipahu)
September 2016 (Mililani)
October 2016 (Waipahu)
October 2016 (Mililani)
November 2016 (Waipahu)
November 2016 (Mililani)

2016 MidWeek Columns
A Legacy Project at Kanoelani Elementary
Legislative session underway
In praise of good teachers
Legislative session update
Waipio EMS facility under construction
Celebrating Women's History Month
Honors to the Class of 2016
Legislature adjourns for 2016
Restoring the Wall
Education Summit
Tackling the Traffic
Cooling the schools
Refocusing our campuses
Saluting Student Athletes
A Golden Anniversary
Mahalo, Dr. Doris Ching
A well-deserved retirement

2015 Neighborhood Board Reports
January 2015 (Mililani)
January 2015 (Waipahu)
February 2015
March 2015 (Mililani)
March 2015 (Waipahu)
April 2015
May 2015
June 2015
July 2015
September 2015
October 2015 (Waipahu)
October 2015 (Mililani)
November 2015 (Waipahu)
November 2015 (Mililani)

2015 MidWeek Columns
Waikele Road Improvements To Relieve Traffic Jams
Consumer-savvy Waipahu High School
Mililani blessed with talented, caring educators
Positive leadership influencing west schools
Funding available for Mililani Schools
Efforts To Fund Early Learning and Area Schools
Mililani High attracts national attention
Congratulations Waipahu High Grads!
Celebrating Title IX
Supporting Central Oahu solar farms
Welcoming the new school year
Waipahu science students shine
Recognizing language skills
Career Academies gain accreditation
2016 legislative session approaching
Working for traffic relief
Mililani athletes, Waipahu super students
Mililani Middle moves away from multi-track

2014 Neighborhood Board Reports
January 2014
February 2014
March 2014
April 2014
May 2014
June 2014
July 2014
August 2014
September 2014
October 2014
November 2014 (Mililani)
November 2014 (Waipahu)

2013 Neighborhood Board Reports
January 2013
February 2013 Mililani report
February 2013 Waipahu report
March 2013
April 2013
May 2013
2013 Legislative Wrap-Up
June 2013
Gentry Waipio News - June 13, 2013
July 2013
September 2013
October 2013
November 2013

2012 Neighborhood Board Reports
January 2012 Waipahu report
January 2012 Mililani report
February 2012 Mililani report
February 2012 Waipahu report
March 2012 Mililani report
March 2012 Waipahu report
April 2012 Mililani Mauka report
April 2012 Mililani Town and Waipahu report
May 2012 Mililani report
May 2012 Waipahu report
June 2012 End of Session Newsletter
July 2012 Waipahu report
July 2012 Mililani Mauka report
August 2012
September 2012 Mililani Mauka report
September 2012 Mililani Town report
September 2012 Waipahu report
October 2012 Mililani report
October 2012 Waipahu report
November 2012 Mililani report
November 2012 Waipahu report
Measures Introduced
 Title
SB36 SD2 RELATING TO RENTAL DISCRIMINATION.
SB60 SD1 RELATING TO SPECIAL NUMBER PLATES.
SB148 SD1 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB149 RELATING TO PROPERTY FORFEITURE.
SB156 RELATING TO VIOLATION OF PRIVACY.
SB158 RELATING TO THE CODE OF ETHICS.
SB159 SD1 RELATING TO VOTING.
SB165 RELATING TO FIREWORKS
SB218 RELATING TO HEALTH CARE INSURANCE.
SB219 SD2 RELATING TO CRIMES ON AGRICULTURAL LANDS.
SB220 SD1 RELATING TO SERVICE-LEARNING.
SB221 SD1 RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.
SB222 SD1 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTING AND GENERAL SERVICES.
SB223 SD1 RELATING TO CONTRACTING.
SB224 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB225 SD1 RELATING TO INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS.
SB226 RELATING TO LAND EXCHANGE.
SB228 RELATING TO ASBESTOS.
SB229 SD1 RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF THE AUDITOR.
SB230 RELATING TO REAL PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS.
SB231 RELATING TO SEA LEVEL RISE ADAPTATION.
SB232 RELATING TO LITTERING.
SB234 RELATING TO TELEWORK.
SB256 RELATING TO SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST KEAHOLE HOTEL & SUITES LLC.
SB257 SD1 RELATING TO LEASE EXTENSIONS ON PUBLIC LAND.
SB336 SD1 RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL LOANS.
SB340 RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL LANDS.
SB363 RELATING TO TRAILS.
SB374 RELATING TO THEFT.
SB381 RELATING TO SEXUAL ASSAULT OF A MINOR.
SB382 RELATING TO PAYMENTS OF SUPPORT.
SB496 SD1 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB501 RELATING TO ENERGY EFFICIENCY.
SB503 RELATING TO REAL PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS.
SB509 SD1 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB510 SD1 RELATING TO HISTORIC PRESERVATION REVIEWS.
SB511 RELATING TO LITTER CONTROL.
SB512 SD2 RELATING TO SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM INCENTIVES.
SB513 SD1 RELATING TO THE ENFORCEMENT OF LAWS.
SB514 SD1 RELATING TO THE GENERAL FUND.
SB515 RELATING TO A STATE STOCKPILE STORAGE FACILITY.
SB516 SD1 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB517 RELATING TO HEALTHCARE WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT.
SB518 SD2 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB519 RELATING TO UNIVERSITY DISTRICTS.
SB552 RELATING TO NUISANCE ABATEMENT.
SB553 RELATING TO SMOKING.
SB563 SD1 RELATING TO COMMERCIAL TENANT PROTECTION.
SB576 SD1 RELATING TO USED MOTOR VEHICLE PARTS.
SB592 RELATING TO THE UNIFORM INFORMATION PRACTICES ACT.
SB594 SD1 RELATING TO GENERAL EXCISE TAX.
SB603 RELATING TO CONSUMER PROTECTION.
SB604 RELATED TO PRESCRIPTION DRUG COSTS.
SB609 RELATING TO VETERINARIANS.
SB612 RELATING TO CRITICAL ELECTRICAL INFRASTRUCTURE.
SB623 RELATING TO HEALTH CARE.
SB633 RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
SB654 RELATING TO THE ADVICE AND CONSENT OF THE SENATE.
SB659 SD1 RELATING TO LOW-INCOME HOUSING TAX CREDIT.
SB670 SD1 RELATING TO THE EMPLOYMENT OF A MINOR.
SB683 RELATING TO NORTHERN LARGEMOUTH BASS.
SB694 RELATING TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS.
SB695 SD1 RELATING TO STATE HOLIDAYS.
SB696 SD1 RELATING TO THE FESTIVAL OF PACIFIC ARTS.
SB697 SD1 RELATING TO KALAUPAPA MONTH.
SB698 SD1 RELATING TO COMMUNITY MEETINGS.
SB700 SD1 RELATING TO SEARCH AND RESCUE.
SB715 SD2 RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST PUEO DEVELOPMENT, LLC.
SB720 RELATING TO COUNTY COUNCIL MEETINGS.
SB725 RELATING TO THE HAWAII PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY.
SB741 RELATING TO ELECTIONS.
SB749 SD1 RELATING TO THE PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY.
SB751 RELATING TO BLOOD DONATIONS.
SB752 RELATING TO INSURANCE.
SB755 SD1 RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.
SB762 SD1 RELATING TO STATE CAPITOL FACILITIES.
SB768 SD2 RELATING TO ZERO-EMISSION VEHICLES.
SB804 RELATING TO TEACHER RENTAL HOUSING.
SB805 SD2 RELATING TO THE PRACTICE OF BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS.
SB806 RELATING TO PUBLIC SCHOOL LANDS.
SB807 SD2 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB808 SD1 RELATING TO THE SCHOOL FACILITIES AGENCY.
SB809 SD1 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB810 SD1 RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.
SB811 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.
SB812 SD1 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB813 RELATING TO CHARTER SCHOOLS.
SB814 SD1 RELATING TO CHARTER SCHOOLS.
SB815 SD1 RELATING TO EDUCATION FUNDING.
SB816 SD1 RELATING TO A STATE LOTTERY.
SB827 SD2 RELATING TO BREAST CANCER SCREENING.
SB833 RELATING TO SEXUAL ABUSE OF MINORS.
SB834 SD1 RELATING TO CHILDLIKE SEX DOLLS.
SB837 RELATING TO CRIMES AGAINST SENIORS.
SB839 SD1 RELATING TO HEALTH.
SB850 SD1 RELATING TO BROADBAND INFRASTRUCTURE FOR RURAL COMMUNITIES.
SB862 RELATING TO FIREWORKS.
SB884 SD1 RELATING TO THE HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSION ACT.
SB895 RELATING TO FIREWORKS.
SB929 SD1 RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.
SB930 SD1 RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.
SB931 SD1 RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.
SB932 SD1 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND TOURISM.
SB933 SD1 RELATING TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY STEERING COMMITTEE.
SB936 SD1 RELATING TO PUBLIC HEALTH.
SB969 SD1 RELATING TO ANIMAL FUR PRODUCTS.
SB970 SD2 RELATING TO TELEHEALTH.
SB980 RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
SB1015 SD1 RELATING TO THE COMPTROLLER.
SB1020 RELATING TO FIREWORKS.
SB1251 SD1 RELATING TO THE HAWAII FARM TO SCHOOL PROGRAM.
SB1258 SD1 RELATING TO TELEHEALTH.
SB1271 SD1 RELATING TO EARLY LEARNING.
SB1282 SD1 RELATING TO CATALYTIC CONVERTERS.
SB1287 RELATING TO THE FOOD SERVICES BRANCH.
SB1311 SD1 RELATING TO SUSTAINABLE SCHOOLS.
SB1323 SD1 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS.
SB1334 SD1 RELATING TO THE HAWAII COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY.
SB1343 SD1 RELATING TO THE HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSION ACT.
SB1353 SD1 RELATING TO THE HAWAII STATE ENERGY OFFICE.
SB1384 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB1385 SD2 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB1386 RELATING TO THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION.
SB1387 SD1 RELATING TO MICROCHIP IDENTIFICATION.
SB1395 SD1 RELATING TO BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS.
SCR32 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND TOURISM AND DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTING AND GENERAL SERVICES TO CONDUCT A COST ANALYSIS STUDY OF CONSOLIDATING WEST HAWAII STATE OFFICES INTO A SINGLE CONVENIENTLY LOCATED COMPLEX.
SCR38 URGING THE HAWAI‘I STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION SCHOOL FOOD SERVICES BRANCH TO ADOPT AN ADDENDUM TO ITS AGREEMENTS FOR THE ‘AINA PONO HAWAI‘I STATE FARM TO SCHOOL PROGRAM REQUIRING THE PROCUREMENT OF GOODS AND/OR SERVICES FROM FOOD HUBS.
SCR49 ACKNOWLEDGING THE FORTHCOMING CENTENNIAL OF THE 1921 TULSA RACE MASSACRE.
SCR50 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS TO CONVENE A TASK FORCE TO PROVIDE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR GRANTING PRESCRIPTIVE AUTHORITY TO QUALIFIED PSYCHOLOGISTS IN THE COUNTIES OF KAUA‘I, MAUI, AND HAWAI‘I.
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.
SCR54 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS TO CONDUCT AN ANALYSIS AND PROVIDE DATA ON THE NUMBER OF DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS BENEFICIARIES WHO HAVE APPLIED FOR AND NEED HOUSING IN EACH COUNTY, BY INCOME CLASSIFICATION, AND UNIT TYPE.
SCR57 URGING THE COUNTIES TO EXPAND KULEANA PROPERTY TAX RELIEF TO FAMILY MEMBERS THAT HAVE CONTINUOUS OWNERSHIP OF ANCESTRAL LANDS.
SCR58 AUTHORIZING THE SALE OF A LEASE OF CERTAIN SUBMERGED LANDS AT KANEOHE BAY, KANEOHE, OAHU, FOR NON-COMMERCIAL BOAT PIER PURPOSES, BY PUBLIC AUCTION.
SCR59 URGING THE HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSION TO APPROPRIATE ONE HUNDRED PER CENT OF LEASE REVENUES FROM COMMERCIAL PROPERTY USES TO HOMELAND LOT DEVELOPMENT.
SCR60 REQUESTING THE UNITED STATES FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION TO ELIMINATE ITS BLOOD DONOR DEFERRAL POLICY ON THE COLLECTION OF BLOOD AND BLOOD COMPONENTS FROM MEN WHO HAVE SEX WITH MEN.
SCR61 REAFFIRMING THE STATE'S COMMITMENT TO COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE AND PRIORITIZE CLIMATE CHANGE LEGISLATION.
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.
SR21 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND TOURISM AND DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTING AND GENERAL SERVICES TO CONDUCT A COST ANALYSIS STUDY OF CONSOLIDATING WEST HAWAII STATE OFFICES INTO A SINGLE CONVENIENTLY LOCATED COMPLEX.
SR27 URGING THE HAWAI‘I STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION SCHOOL FOOD SERVICES BRANCH TO ADOPT AN ADDENDUM TO ITS AGREEMENTS FOR THE ‘AINA PONO HAWAI‘I STATE FARM TO SCHOOL PROGRAM REQUIRING THE PROCUREMENT OF GOODS AND/OR SERVICES FROM FOOD HUBS.
SR32 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS TO CONVENE A TASK FORCE TO PROVIDE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR GRANTING PRESCRIPTIVE AUTHORITY TO QUALIFIED PSYCHOLOGISTS IN THE COUNTIES OF KAUA‘I, MAUI, AND HAWAI‘I.
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.
SR36 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS TO CONDUCT AN ANALYSIS AND PROVIDE DATA ON THE NUMBER OF DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS BENEFICIARIES WHO HAVE APPLIED FOR AND NEED HOUSING IN EACH COUNTY, BY INCOME CLASSIFICATION, AND UNIT TYPE.
SR39 URGING THE COUNTIES TO EXPAND KULEANA PROPERTY TAX RELIEF TO FAMILY MEMBERS THAT HAVE CONTINUOUS OWNERSHIP OF ANCESTRAL LANDS.
SR40 AUTHORIZING THE SALE OF A LEASE OF CERTAIN SUBMERGED LANDS AT KANEOHE BAY, KANEOHE, OAHU, FOR NON-COMMERCIAL BOAT PIER PURPOSES, BY PUBLIC AUCTION.
SR41 URGING THE HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSION TO APPROPRIATE ONE HUNDRED PER CENT OF LEASE REVENUES FROM COMMERCIAL PROPERTY USES TO HOMELAND LOT DEVELOPMENT.
SR42 REQUESTING THE UNITED STATES FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION TO ELIMINATE ITS BLOOD DONOR DEFERRAL POLICY ON THE COLLECTION OF BLOOD AND BLOOD COMPONENTS FROM MEN WHO HAVE SEX WITH MEN.
SR43 REAFFIRMING THE STATE'S COMMITMENT TO COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE AND PRIORITIZE CLIMATE CHANGE LEGISLATION.
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.