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Will Espero

Democratic — Senator — District 19
Available Terms:
  • 2011-2012
  • 2013-2014
  • 2015-2016

Will Espero represents Senate District 19 in the Hawaii Senate, is a member of three committees, and is the primary sponsor of 2624 bills.

2000 10617.03
2002 28464.37
2004 14700.0
2006 37925.0
2008 550.0
2010 51530.0
2012 26495.0

For detailed campaign finance information visit Influence Explorer. Figures via the National Institute on Money in State Politics.

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News and Blog Coverage

INFORMATIONAL BRIEFING ON DOMESTICE VIOLENCE: LAWMAKERS TO HEAR FROM HONOLULU POLICE AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SERVICE PROVIDERS

State lawmakers in the Senate and the House of Representatives have scheduled an informational briefing to hear from the Honolulu Police Department (HPD) and various social service providers on domestic violence in Hawaii, how HPD responds to domestic violence calls, and any suggestions for improvement. The briefing is an opportunity ...

STATEMENT FROM SEN. WILL ESPERO ON THE GOVERNOR'S VETO OF SB2589, RELATING TO THE TRANSFER OF HARBOR POLICE TO THE DEPT. OF PUBLIC SAFETY

Senator Will Espero, chair of the Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental and Military Affairs, issued the following statement regarding Governor Neil Abercrombie's veto of SB2589, relating to the transfer of harbor police from the Department of Transportation (DOT) to the Department of Public Safety (DPS). Espero introduced the measure. "I ...

STATEMENT FROM SENATOR WILL ESPERO ON THE RELEASE OF $2 MILLION FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO OAHU VETERANS CENTER

Senator Will Espero, chair of the Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental and Military Affairs, issued the following statement today following the governor's release of $2 million in capital improvement project funding for Oahu Veterans Center. "My colleagues and I in the Legislature worked to include funding in the budget for ...

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Committee Membership

Sponsored Bills

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  • SCR 93

    Encouraging And Supporting The Nagorno-Karabakh Republic'S Continuing Efforts To Develop As A Free And Independent Nation And Its Constructive Involvement With The International Community'S Efforts To Reach A Just And Lasting Solution To Security Issues In That Strategically Important Region.

  • SR 81

    Requesting The Auditor To Conduct A Financial Audit Of The Department Of Taxation To Assess The Department’S Staffing And Funding Needs For Administration Of The County Surcharge On State General Excise And Use Taxes.

  • SR 104

    Requesting The Department Of Land And Natural Resources To Authorize The Establishment Of A Monument In Hilo On State Land In Honor Of The Late Senator Gilbert Kahele.

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  • SR 83

    Urging The Board Of Education And Department Of Education To Expand World Language Learning In Public Schools Based On Future Workforce Development Needs Of The State And Nation.

  • SCR 116

    Requesting The Department Of Health To Consider Amending Chapter 160, Hawaii Administrative Rules, To Allow Physicians To Certify Patients For Low Tetrahydrocannabinol (Thc) Medical Marijuana For Conditions Beyond Those Included On The Current List Of Debilitating Medical Conditions Approved For Medical Marijuana.

  • SCR 98

    Requesting A Study To Determine Fair Wages For Medical Marijuana Dispensary Employees.

Recent Votes

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HB 2501

Passed Final Reading, as amended (CD 1).

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 1768.0
•••No: 832.0
•••Other: 00.0
HB 1850

Passed Final Reading, as amended (CD 1).

Legislator Vote: No

•••Yes: 1456.0
•••No: 1144.0
•••Other: 00.0
HB 260

The Conference committee recommends that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS.

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 375.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 125.0
HB 2707

The Conference committee recommends that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS.

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 5100.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 00.0
SB 2196

The Conference committee recommends that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS.

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 360.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 240.0
HB 1807

The Conference committee recommends that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS.

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 480.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 120.0
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