31st Legislature, 2021
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Senate District 21
Hawaii State Capitol
Room 222
phone: 808-586-7793
fax: 808-586-7797
senshimabukuro@capitol.hawaii.gov
Member of the following committees:
District Information
21st Senatorial District Map (Part 1 | Part 2) - Kalaeloa, Honokai Hale, Ko ‘Olina, Nānākuli, Mā‘ili, Wai‘anae, Mākaha, Mākua
WORK EXPERIENCE
•  State Senator, District 21 Leeward Coast (01/2011-present)
Chair, Hawaiian Affairs Commitee
Member, Ways and Means Committee
Member, Transportation Committee
Member of Women's Caucus and Native Hawaiian Caucus
•  State House Representative, District 45 Waianae/Makaha/Makua (01/2003-12/2010)
Chair, Human Services & Housing Committee (2005-2006)
Vice Chair, Hawaiian Affairs Committee (2009-2010)
•  Attorney, Legal Aid Society of Hawai‘i - Leeward Office (06/2001-present)
Represent clients in family, housing, public benefits, & consumer court and administrative proceedings; teach divorce, custody & paternity clinics; conduct staff training, intake services, & legal research; write legal memorandums; provide legal counsel & advice
•  Law Clerk at State District Court (6/2000-6/2001)
•  Legal Assistant to Alan Burdick (8/1998-12/1999)
•  Research Assistant to Prof. Eric Yamamoto at University of Hawaii School of Law (5/1999-8/1999)
•  Paralegal at Legal Aid Society of Hawaii (2/1992-08/1998)
•  Reporter for The Leeward Coaster (1992-1997)
•  Editorial Intern at Trade Publishing Company (1996)
•  State Health Insurance Program Clerk at Wai‘anae Coast Comprehensive Health Center (1989)
EDUCATION AND EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
• J.D., University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law (May 2000)
- Best Brief Appellate Advocacy Section 2
- Top Quartile, '97-'98
- Top 50% '98-'99 and '99-'00
- Environmental Law Society Co-Director and Co-Vice Director
- Advocates for Public Interest Law Summer Grantee and Board Member
- National Association for Public Interest Law Student Representative and Delegate
- Student Bar Association 1L Representative
- Scholarships: HI Legal Auxiliary, Delta Gamma Foundation, and Alumnae Golf Tournament
- Nā Loio O He‘e Nalu Co-Director (surf club)
- Delta Theta Phi Treasurer
• B.A. English, The Colorado College (December 1991)
- Dean's List
- Track & Field / Cross Country Team Member
- Vice President - Rush, Delta Gamma Sorority
- National Spanish Honor Society
• ‘Iolani School (1984-1988); Our Lady of Sorrows, nka Ho‘ala School (1982-1983); Wai‘anae Elementary (1977-1981); Maili Bible School (1975-1976)
COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
•  Friends of Ohikilolo member (2017-present)
•  Women of Wai‘anae volunteer (2010-present)
•  Land Shark Invitational Surf Meet planner & top three finisher (2000, 2001, 2002, 2009, 2016) (1997-present)
•  Legal Aid Society of Hawaii Fundraising volunteer (2012-present)
•  Leeward Community College-Wai‘anae Moku Community Advisory Board (2009-present)
•  Hawaii State Bar Association/Young Lawyers Division community service volunteer (2002-2017)
•  MA‘O Organic Farm fundraising committee (2006-2011)
•  "People's Path" grant writer, volunteer, and event coordinator (2008-2011)
•  Chair, Health & Human Service Committee, Democratic Party of Hawaii (2007)
•  Hawaii Children's Trust Fund Advisory Board (2008)
•  Empower Wai‘anae Steering Committee (2003-2007)
•  Wai‘anae Lion's Club member (2003-2009)
•  Welfare and Employment Rights Coalition member (2001-2006)
HONORS AND AWARDS
•  Aloha Spirit Award (Landshark Invitational Surf Meet 2019)
•  K.E.L.I.I. Foundation Honorable Recognition (2019)
•  Ku‘i ‘Ai Award (Ku‘i at the Capitol 2019)
•  Advocates for Public Interest Law "Pick of the Year" Award (2016)
•  Waianae Hawaiian Civic Club Honoree (2014)
•  Outstanding Woman Lawyer of the Year (Hawaii Women Lawyers 2013)
•  25 People for the Next 25 Years (Hawaii Business Magazine 2007)
•  Distinguished Supporter Award (University of Hawaii Center for Hawaiian Studies 2006)
•  Best Up and Coming Legislator (Honolulu Weekly 2005)
•  Asian Pacific American Women's Leadership Institute Discovery Leadership Fellow (2003)
•  Center on Women's Policy Studies Foreign Policy Institute Fellow (2003)
•  Hawaii Women's Legal Auxiliary Scholarship (2000)
•  Advocates for Public Interest Law Grantee (1998)
Measures Introduced
 Title
SB57 SD2 RELATING TO VEHICLE INSPECTIONS.
SB60 SD1 RELATING TO SPECIAL NUMBER PLATES.
SB61 RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
SB62 RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.
SB63 RELATING TO ELECTRONIC SMOKING DEVICES.
SB148 SD1 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB232 RELATING TO LITTERING.
SB238 SD2 RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS.
SB239 RELATING TO THE ALOHASAFE ALERT APPLICATION.
SB341 SD1 RELATING TO TARO.
SB346 SD1 RELATING TO FARM ANIMALS.
SB473 RELATING TO REAL PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS.
SB474 SD1 RELATING TO REAL PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS.
SB500 RELATING TO THE ENVIRONMENT.
SB501 RELATING TO ENERGY EFFICIENCY.
SB502 SD2 PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE I OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII TO GUARANTEE ALL INDIVIDUALS THE RIGHT TO HAVE A CLEAN AND HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT.
SB503 RELATING TO REAL PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS.
SB509 SD1 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB512 SD2 RELATING TO SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM INCENTIVES.
SB515 RELATING TO A STATE STOCKPILE STORAGE FACILITY.
SB516 SD1 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB517 RELATING TO HEALTHCARE WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT.
SB518 SD2 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB591 RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY INSPECTIONS.
SB593 RELATING TO DIGITAL IDENTIFICATION.
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.
SB699 RELATING TO THE LAND CONSERVATION FUND.
SB716 RELATING TO CORAL.
SB753 RELATING TO SEX TRAFFICKING.
SB763 RELATING TO ELECTRIC VEHICLES.
SB764 SD1 RELATING TO HUMAN TRAFFICKING.
SB765 SD2 RELATING TO OPERATING A VEHICLE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF AN INTOXICANT.
SB804 RELATING TO TEACHER RENTAL HOUSING.
SB818 RELATING TO VACANT AND ABANDONED RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY.
SB821 SD2 RELATING TO CHILDREN.
SB822 RELATING TO CHILD WELFARE.
SB823 RELATING TO CHILDHOOD SEXUAL ABUSE.
SB824 PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII TO AMEND THE QUALIFYING AGE OF VOTERS FOR ANY STATE OR LOCAL ELECTION.
SB825 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB826 SD1 RELATING TO SEX OFFENDERS.
SB827 SD2 RELATING TO BREAST CANCER SCREENING.
SB828 RELATING TO DIVORCE.
SB829 SD1 RELATING TO ABUSE OF FAMILY OR HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS.
SB830 SD1 RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT.
SB831 RELATING TO SEX TRAFFICKING.
SB832 RELATING TO VICTIM-COUNSELOR PRIVILEGE.
SB833 RELATING TO SEXUAL ABUSE OF MINORS.
SB834 SD1 RELATING TO CHILDLIKE SEX DOLLS.
SB835 RELATING TO INSPECTIONS OF CARE FACILITIES.
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.
SB871 SD1 RELATING TO HOUSING.
SB872 RELATING TO THE COMMISSION ON WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT.
SB873 SD1 RELATING TO CONTESTED CASES.
SB874 RELATING TO WATER RIGHTS.
SB875 RELATING TO EXPEDITED AGENCY HEARINGS.
SB876 RELATING TO HISTORIC PRESERVATION REVIEWS.
SB877 RELATING TO THE HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSION.
SB878 RELATING TO THE COUNTY BOARDS OF WATER SUPPLY.
SB879 RELATING TO COUNTIES.
SB880 RELATING TO HOUSING.
SB881 RELATING TO HOUSING.
SB882 SD1 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB883 RELATING TO SAFETY EQUIPMENT.
SB884 SD1 RELATING TO THE HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSION ACT.
SB885 RELATING TO THE CHILD PROTECTIVE ACT.
SB886 SD1 RELATING TO SPEEDY TRIALS.
SB887 RELATING TO UNFUNDED LIABILITIES.
SB888 RELATING TO REFORESTATION.
SB889 RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS.
SB890 SD1 RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS.
SB891 SD2 RELATING TO THE HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSION ACT.
SB892 SD1 RELATING TO THE HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSION ACT.
SB893 RELATING TO MIDWIVES.
SB894 RELATING TO TAXATION.
SB895 RELATING TO FIREWORKS.
SB896 RELATING TO FINANCIAL HARDSHIP.
SB897 RELATING TO WATER CIRCULATION.
SB898 RELATING TO THE BERNICE PAUAHI BISHOP MUSEUM.
SB899 RELATING TO THE COMPOSITION OF THE STATE COUNCIL ON MENTAL HEALTH.
SB900 SD1 RELATING TO MATERNAL HEALTH.
SB901 RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS.
SB902 RELATING TO FEDERAL LANDS.
SB903 RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.
SB970 SD2 RELATING TO TELEHEALTH.
SB981 SD2 RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS.
SB982 SD1 RELATING TO BURIALS.
SB983 RELATING TO HEALTH CARE.
SB1021 SD2 RELATING TO BURIALS.
SB1258 SD1 RELATING TO TELEHEALTH.
SB1271 SD1 RELATING TO EARLY LEARNING.
SB1298 SD1 RELATING TO GLASS CONTAINERS.
SB1310 RELATING TO COASTAL ZONE MANAGEMENT.
SB1311 SD1 RELATING TO SUSTAINABLE SCHOOLS.
SB1315 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB1317 SD1 RELATING TO PUBLIC LAND TRUST FUNDS.
SB1318 SD1 RELATING TO KULEANA LANDS.
SB1319 RELATING TO HAWAIIAN FISHPONDS.
SB1320 RELATING TO REGENERATIVE TOURISM.
SB1322 RELATING TO THE HAWAII HOUSING FINANCE AND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.
SB1371 SD1 RELATING TO ENERGY.
SB1384 RELATING TO EDUCATION.
SB1397 RELATING TO CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY.
SB1409 SD1 RELATING TO TRAINING IN NATIVE HAWAIIAN RIGHTS.
SB1410 SD1 RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.
SB1411 RELATING TO HISTORIC PRESERVATION.
SB1412 SD2 RELATING TO SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS FOR THE HONOKEA SURF VILLAGE.
SB1413 SD2 RELATING TO THE HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE.
SCR8 SD1 REQUESTING THE HAWAII STATE COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN TO CONVENE A TASK FORCE TO STUDY MISSING AND MURDERED NATIVE HAWAIIAN WOMEN AND GIRLS.
SCR9 CONVENING A TASK FORCE TO ADDRESS IMPLEMENTATION OF HAWAII'S STATE LAW COROLLARY TO TITLE IX IN LIGHT OF RECENT CHANGES TO FEDERAL TITLE IX REGULATIONS.
SCR25 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY TO ALLOW FAITH PODS BASED ON KAPU ALOHA TO BE ESTABLISHED WITHIN EACH CORRECTIONAL CENTER.
SCR26 URGING THE EMPOWERMENT OF YOUNG WOMEN BY ANNUALLY RECOGNIZING OCTOBER 11 AS THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL.
SCR28 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS TO CONVENE A TASK FORCE TO DEVELOP AND RECOMMEND LEGISLATION OR RULES TO INCREASE CONDOMINIUM UNIT OWNER ACCESS TO AND REPRESENTATION IN REAL ESTATE COMMISSION HEARINGS AND MEETINGS.
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.
SCR65 REQUESTING THE HAWAII COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY TO ADOPT ADMINISTRATIVE RULES TO SET, CHARGE, AND COLLECT FINES ON VACANT HABITABLE DWELLING UNITS THROUGHOUT THE STATE.
SCR70 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES TO CONVENE A TASK FORCE TO PLAN THE CERTIFICATION AND TRAINING PROCESS FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS TO HELP ADDRESS THE SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF POOR HEALTH THAT DISPROPORTIONATELY AFFECT LOW-INCOME, MINORITY POPULATIONS.
SR7 SD1 REQUESTING THE HAWAII STATE COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN TO CONVENE A TASK FORCE TO STUDY MISSING AND MURDERED NATIVE HAWAIIAN WOMEN AND GIRLS.
SR8 CONVENING A TASK FORCE TO ADDRESS IMPLEMENTATION OF HAWAII'S STATE LAW COROLLARY TO TITLE IX IN LIGHT OF RECENT CHANGES TO FEDERAL TITLE IX REGULATIONS.
SR14 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY TO ALLOW FAITH PODS BASED ON KAPU ALOHA TO BE ESTABLISHED WITHIN EACH CORRECTIONAL CENTER.
SR15 URGING THE EMPOWERMENT OF YOUNG WOMEN BY ANNUALLY RECOGNIZING OCTOBER 11 AS THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL.
SR17 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS TO CONVENE A TASK FORCE TO DEVELOP AND RECOMMEND LEGISLATION OR RULES TO INCREASE CONDOMINIUM UNIT OWNER ACCESS TO AND REPRESENTATION IN REAL ESTATE COMMISSION HEARINGS AND MEETINGS.
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.
SR47 REQUESTING THE HAWAII COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY TO ADOPT ADMINISTRATIVE RULES TO SET, CHARGE, AND COLLECT FINES ON VACANT HABITABLE DWELLING UNITS THROUGHOUT THE STATE.
SR52 REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES TO CONVENE A TASK FORCE TO PLAN THE CERTIFICATION AND TRAINING PROCESS FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS TO HELP ADDRESS THE SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF POOR HEALTH THAT DISPROPORTIONATELY AFFECT LOW-INCOME, MINORITY POPULATIONS.