HONOLULU — The state Senate recently announced new changes to its leadership and committee assignments, though Lihu‘e resident Ronald D. Kouchi remains Senate president.
Senator Jarrett Keohokalole (District 24 – Kane‘ohe, Kailua, He‘eia and ‘Ahuimanu) is majority floor leader and vice chair of the Committee on Hawaiian Affairs. He also serves as the chair of the Senate Committee on Health, vice chair of the Committee on Judiciary, and is a member of the Committee on Labor, Culture and the Arts.
Senator Laura Acasio, who was appointed by Gov. David Ige to fill the Hawai‘i Island unexpired term of Kai Kahele, who was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, will serve on the committees on Agriculture & Environment, Hawaiian Affairs, Human Services and Judiciary.
“With our leadership and committee assignments now complete, we will begin to move forward and tackle the tough challenges that lay ahead in this new legislative session,” said Kouchi, who represents Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau. “Each of our members brings a wealth of experience, expertise and knowledge that will be critical to the work that we do in the Senate.”