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 17
Hawaii State Capitol
Room: 214
phone: 808-586-6970
fax: 808-586-6879
sennishihara@capitol.hawaii.gov
Leadership: Assistant Majority Whip
Member of the following committees:
District Information
17th Senatorial District Map - Waipahu, Crestview, Manana, Pearl City, Pacific Palisades
Experience
Professional
•  Parent Community Network Coordinator - Kalakaua Middle School (2002-2004)
•  Vice Principal - August Ahrens Elementary School (1994-2002)
•  Vice Principal - Waianae High School (1992-1994)
•  Special Education Teacher - Nanakuli High & Intermediate School, Waipahu High School, and Waipahu Intermediate School (1972-1992)

Community Activities
•  Friends of Waipahu Public Library (President)
•  Pearl City Lions Club (President)
•  Leeward Oahu Jaycees (Vice-President of Community Affairs)
•  Leeward Lions Club
•  Friends of Waipahu Cultural Garden Park (President)
•  Waipahu Neighborhood Board
•  Waipahu Community Association (President)
Legislative Accomplishments
Appropriated funds for the:
•  Filipino Community Center - $600,000
•  Filipino Centennial Celebration - $50,000
•  Leeward YMCA - $2,000,000
•  Waipahu and Pearl City Schools
•  University of Hawaii, West Oahu
Measures Introduced
 Title
SB58 RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE SEVENTEENTH SENATORIAL DISTRICT.
SB64 SD1 RELATING TO MEDICAL CANNABIS.
SB252 RELATING TO INDUSTRIAL HEMP DERIVED PRODUCTS.
SB253 RELATING TO MEDICAL CANNABIS.
SB458 RELATING TO ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY ENTITLEMENTS.
SB460 RELATING TO EXEMPTIONS FROM JURY DUTY.
SB479 SD2 RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION.
SB491 RELATING TO INSPECTION FEES.
SB494 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE.
SB495 SD1 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB496 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB513 SD1 HD2 RELATING TO THE ENFORCEMENT OF LAWS.
SB515 RELATING TO A STATE STOCKPILE STORAGE FACILITY.
SB518 SD2 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB561 RELATING TO GAMING.
SB608 RELATING TO GENERAL EXCISE TAX EXEMPTIONS.
SB609 RELATING TO VETERINARIANS.
SB610 SD1 HD1 RELATING TO BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS.
SB611 SD1 RELATING TO BEHAVIOR ANALYSTS.
SB612 RELATING TO CRITICAL ELECTRICAL INFRASTRUCTURE.
SB633 RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
SB753 RELATING TO SEX TRAFFICKING.
SB760 RELATING TO MEDICAL DEVICES.
SB836 RELATING TO LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE.
SB837 RELATING TO CRIMES AGAINST SENIORS.
SB838 SD1 HD2 RELATING TO SERVICES FOR KUPUNA.
SB839 SD2 RELATING TO HEALTH.
SB862 RELATING TO FIREWORKS.
SB951 RELATING TO TUITION WAIVERS.
SB952 RELATING TO PAROLE.
SB953 RELATING TO PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS.
SB954 RELATING TO TAX RELIEF.
SB1243 SD2 HD1 RELATING TO THE PHASEOUT OF PRIVATE CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES.
SB1244 SD1 RELATING TO THE MODERNIZATION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE.
SB1245 RELATING TO CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES.
SB1246 SD1 RELATING TO THE LAW OF THE SPLINTERED PADDLE.
SB1282 SD1 RELATING TO CATALYTIC CONVERTERS.
SB2179 RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE SEVENTEENTH SENATORIAL DISTRICT.
SB2305 RELATING TO THE COMPREHENSIVE OFFENDER REENTRY SYSTEM.
SB2306 RELATING TO CHILDREN AND FAMILY OF INCARCERATED INDIVIDUALS.
SB2307 RELATING TO MEMORIALS.
SB2308 RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.
SB2309 RELATING TO TAX RELIEF.
SB2310 RELATING TO A STATE LOTTERY.
SB2312 RELATING TO FAMILY LEAVE.
SB2318 RELATING TO POLICING.
SB2492 RELATING TO PAID SICK LEAVE.
SB2507 PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE IX, SECTION 5, OF THE HAWAII STATE CONSTITUTION, TO REQUIRE THE STATE TO PRODUCE ENOUGH HOUSING TO MEET DEMAND.
SB2753 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB2770 RELATING TO NATIVE HAWAIIAN REHABILITATION PROGRAMS.
SB2771 RELATING TO RISK AND NEEDS ASSESSMENT FOR FEMALE OFFENDERS.
SB2772 RELATING TO FURLOUGH AND DRUG TREATMENT PROGRAMS.
SB2773 RELATING TO EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS.
SB2774 RELATING TO WOMEN'S COMMUNITY CORRECTIONAL CENTER.
SB2775 RELATING TO RECIDIVISM PREVENTION.
SB2776 RELATING TO PRISON REFORM.
SB2777 RELATING TO SEARCHES OF FEMALE INMATES.
SB2778 RELATING TO PRETRIAL RELEASE.
SB2779 RELATING TO AN INTRASTATE MUTUAL AID SYSTEM.
SB2780 RELATING TO THE POWER OF ARREST.
SB2781 RELATING TO THE TRANSFER OF NON-AGRICULTURAL PARK LANDS.
SB2842 RELATING TO LAND USED BY THE UNITED STATES MILITARY IN HAWAII.
SB3237 RELATING TO CHILD WELFARE SERVICES.
SB3245 RELATING TO HUMAN TRAFFICKING.
SB3286 RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDS.
SB3287 RELATING TO PUBLIC ACCESS.
SB3298 RELATING TO SHOOTING FACILITIES.
SB3344 RELATING TO CORRECTIONS.