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SENATE CONFIRMS STANDING COMMITTEES FOR 2017 LEGISLATIVE SESSION


HONOLULU, Hawai‘i – The Hawai‘i State Senate today confirmed the Senate Standing Committee Chairs and Vice Chairs for the 29th Legislature.

“These committee assignments reflect the best use of the broad experience and expertise our Senators bring to this legislative body,” said Senate President, Ronald D. Kouchi. “We’re looking forward to a synergetic and productive session.”

Senate Leaders, Committee Chairs and Vice Chairs are as follows:

Senate Leadership

President: Sen. Ronald D. Kouchi

Vice President: Sen. Michelle N. Kidani

Majority Leader: Sen. J. Kalani English

Majority Caucus Leader: Sen. Brickwood Galuteria

Majority Floor Leader: Sen. Will Espero

Majority Whip: Sen. Donovan M. Dela Cruz

Assistant Majority Whip: Sen. Brian T. Taniguchi

Agriculture and Environment (AEN)

Chair: Sen. Mike Gabbard

Vice Chair: Sen. Gil Riviere

Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health (CPH)

Chair: Sen. Rosalyn H. Baker

Vice Chair: Sen. Clarence K. Nishihara

Economic Development, Tourism, and Technology (ETT)

Chair: Sen. Glenn Wakai

Vice Chair: Sen. Brian T. Taniguchi

Education (EDU)

Chair: Sen. Michelle N. Kidani

Vice Chair: Sen. Kaiali‘i Kahele

Government Operations (GVO)

Chair: Sen. Donna Mercado Kim

Vice Chair: Sen. Russell E. Ruderman

Hawaiian Affairs (HWN)

Chair: Sen. Maile S.L. Shimabukuro

Vice Chair: Sen. Brickwood Galuteria

Higher Education (HRE)

Chair: Sen. Kaiali‘i Kahele

Vice Chair: Sen. Michelle N. Kidani

Housing (HOU)

Chair: Sen. Will Espero

Vice Chair: Sen. Breene Harimoto

Human Services (HMS)

Chair: Sen. Josh Green

Vice Chair: Sen. Stanley Chang

International Affairs and the Arts (IAA)

Chair: Sen. Brian T. Taniguchi

Vice Chair: Sen. J. Kalani English

Judiciary and Labor (JDL)

Chair: Sen. Gilbert S.C. Keith-Agaran

Vice Chair: Sen. Karl Rhoads

Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs (PSM)

Chair: Sen. Clarence K. Nishihara

Vice Chair: Sen. Glenn Wakai

Transportation and Energy (TRE)

Chair: Sen. Lorraine R. Inouye

Vice Chair: Sen. Donovan M. Dela Cruz

Water and Land (WTL)

Chair: Sen. Karl Rhoads

Vice Chair: Sen. Mike Gabbard

Ways and Means (WAM)

Chair: Sen. Jill N. Tokuda

Vice Chair: Sen. Donovan M. Dela Cruz


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