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CARING FOR EACH OTHER
AFFORDABLE HOUSINGWorking on legislation that supports
low income & senior housing



SOLUTIONS TO HOMELESSNESS
CLIMATE CHANGE &
SEA LEVEL RISE
Resiliency and preserving our shorelines and beaches



REDUCING CRIME, DRUG ABUSE & EXCESSIVE NOISE
CO-CHAIRING KUPUNA CAUCUS



CREATING OPPORTUNITIES FOR
A BRIGHTER FUTURE FOR OUR KEIKI









WORKING TOGETHER
FOR BETTER COMMUNITY SERVICES





INTRODUCING BILLS THAT HELP CITIZENS & THE ENVIRONMENT

Please join me and my colleagues for a fundraiser on Wednesday, May 29, 2024 at 5pm at Bishop Museum.  Hope to see you there!

Mahalo for the opportunity to serve YOU!
  Over six years ago, I ran for the State Senate on a promise to be “a voice for you” and was honored to have been elected to represent our community in the legislature. We have been working for you ever since -- promoting safe and peaceful neighborhoods, building affordable housing, caring for our keiki and kupuna, and preserving our environment and our island way of life. I hope to continue serving you as we care for each other. 

2024 Bills Adopted by the Legislature that Help our Community

CRIME

  • SB2347 Makes the commission of repeat violent misdemeanor crime against persons a felony.
  • SB2532 Clarifies that theft in a condo’s common exterior area constitutes burglary.
  • HB2526 Increases penalties for repeat offenses of driving without a license. (“Sara Yara’s Law”).
  • SB2342 Increases the penalties for violations of repeated driving without motor vehicle insurance.
  • SB2443 Establishes the Automated Speed Enforcement Systems Program, in only those locations where a photo red light imaging detector system has been implemented.
  • SB3242 Requires the Department of Transportation or county transportation agencies to evaluate high-risk or dangerous corridors or intersections and plan strategies for mitigation. Provides that an engineering study is not required to decrease maximum speed limits within one mile of a school.

HOMELESSNESS

  • SB3139 Establishes a Crisis Intervention and Diversion Services Program within the Department of Health to expand existing services to divert those with mental health issues to appropriate health care services. Requires the Department of Law Enforcement to coordinate crisis intervention training for state and county law enforcement agencies and training and certification for crisis intervention officers.
  • SB2557 Enhances assisted community treatment to help the mentally ill.

EXCESSIVE NOISE

  • SB3011 Makes it unlawful to operate a weed whacker in or within 100 feet of a residential zone before 8am and after 7pm on Monday-Saturday and before 9am and after 7pm on Sundays and holidays.
  • SB2350 In high-density areas, prohibits driving motor vehicles having noisy mufflers, authorizes police officers to conduct examinations and inspections of motor vehicle mufflers, and establishes fines for mopeds having noisy exhaust pipes.

CONDOS

  • SB2726 Requires the Legislative Reference Bureau to study other states’ approaches to address the following condominium issues: ombudsman programs, licensing for property management companies, alternative dispute resolution, governmental regulation, owner education, and owner access to documents.
  • HB2801 Allows condominiums to be eligible for commercial property assessed financing.
  • SB2600 Authorizes the use of electronic mail to deliver certain documents when purchasing a condominium.

KUPUNA

  • HB1974 Increases the personal needs allowance for people in residential care homes.
  • HB2216 Increases state supplemental payment for care homes.
  • HB2224 Directs the Executive Office on Aging to develop a long-term care master plan.
  • SB2305 Establishes a Silver Alert Program within the Department of Law Enforcement to help locate and safeguard missing persons who are sixty-five years of age or older, cognitively impaired, or developmentally disabled.
  • HB1827 Appropriates funds to support health care workforce development programs, specifically the public high school health care workforce certificate program and glidepath program for certified nurse aides.
  • SB1035 Provides for general excise tax exemptions to medical and dental health care providers who treat patients with Medicaid, Medicare and TRICARE benefits.

 

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Getting to Know Senator Sharon Moriwaki

  

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Build houses for residents, not outsiders

Honolulu is nearly the least affordable of 500 U.S. housing markets, and on our island, people can't drive to the next housing market for relief. Sharon has been fighting Kakaako's "luxury blight" since it hit with full force five years ago.

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Help kupuna remain at home

Our culture means we care about, and care for, our kupuna. We must support home caregiving to help seniors who want to stay at home with their families.

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Reduce crime, including drug-induced

As our senator, Sharon will, through legislation, put teeth in the legal requirement to comply with the state's database drug-monitoring program, currently only 10% effective.

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