31st Legislature, 2021
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Senate District 17
Hawaii State Capitol
Room 214
phone: 808-586-6970
fax: 808-586-6879
sennishihara@capitol.hawaii.gov
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.
SB159 SD1 RELATING TO VOTING.
SB244 SD2 RELATING TO FOOD DONATION.
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 SD1 RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION.
SB491 RELATING TO INSPECTION FEES.
SB494 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE.
SB495 SD1 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB496 SD1 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB512 SD2 RELATING TO SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM INCENTIVES.
SB513 SD1 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 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 RELATING TO SERVICES FOR KUPUNA.
SB839 SD1 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 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.
SB1387 SD1 RELATING TO MICROCHIP IDENTIFICATION.
SCR47 URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS TO RECOGNIZE A PRESUMPTIVE SERVICE CONNECTION FOR CHRONICALLY ILL VETERANS WHO WERE STATIONED AT KUNIA FIELD ON THE ISLAND OF OAHU.
SCR62 URGING MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO ENACT FEDERAL LEGISLATION GRANTING STATEHOOD TO THE PEOPLE OF WASHINGTON, D.C.
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.
SR44 URGING MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO ENACT FEDERAL LEGISLATION GRANTING STATEHOOD TO THE PEOPLE OF WASHINGTON, D.C.
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.