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Les Ihara

Democratic — Senator — District 10
Available Terms:
  • 2011-2012
  • 2013-2014

Les Ihara represents Senate District 10 in the Hawaii Senate, is a member of five committees, and is the primary sponsor of 1035 bills.

1998 58335.0
2002 4606.51
2004 2300.0
2006 44140.44
2008 4655.0
2010 19514.38
2012 7900.0

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

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Senator Ihara's biography updated with current committee assignments; updated list of Experience

Senator Les Ihara, Jr. currently serves as Majority Policy Leader and co-chairs the Joint Legislative Committee on Aging in Place. He also sits as a member on the Human Services, Energy and Environment, and Judiciary and Labor committees. Senator Ihara represents Hawai`i's 9th Senatorial District and has served in the ...

Senate to Examine UH Management

The Senate Leadership has assigned the Senate Special Committee on Accountability the task to "review the oversight, accountability, and transparency of the operational and financial management of the University of Hawaii System, including but not limited to the University of Hawaii at Manoa Athletics Department." As Chair of this Committee, ...

Committee Membership

Sponsored Bills

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  • SR 49

    Requesting That The University Of Hawaii Expand The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute To Include All Of The Campuses Within The University Of Hawaii System.

  • SR 41

    Urging The City And County Of Honolulu To Review Its Ordinances Regarding The Minimum Distance Within Which Vehicles Can Park From Intersections And Driveways.

  • SR 48

    Requesting The Department Of Health To Provide Food Safety Workshops Or Classes For All Persons With Temporary Food Establishment Permits, Provide Copies Of Its Food Safety Administrative Rules To Consumers And Interested Stakeholders, And Convene A Cottage Food Business Working Group Composed Of Representatives From The Department And The Cottage Food Industry.

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  • SR 69

    Requesting The Governor To Issue An Executive Order Requiring State Agencies, Boards, And Commissions To Post Meeting Minutes On The Website Of The Agency, Board, Or Commission Within Thirty Days After The Meeting.

  • SCR 103

    Recognizing The Hawaii Food And Wine Festival And Urging Support To Establish It As The Next Agricultural And Culinary Movement In The State Of Hawaii.

  • SCR 104

    Requesting The Several Counties To Reevaluate And, If Necessary, Update Their Best Management Practices For Construction To Minimize Soil Erosion And Sediment Run-Off.

Recent Votes

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HB 2288

Passed Final Reading, as amended (CD 1).

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 2496.0
•••No: 14.0
•••Other: 00.0
HB 1288

Passed Final Reading, as amended (CD 1).

Legislator Vote: No

•••Yes: 2496.0
•••No: 14.0
•••Other: 00.0
SB 2609

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

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 5100.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 00.0
SB 632

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

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 3100.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 00.0
HB 1692

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

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 5100.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 00.0
SB 702

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

Legislator Vote: Other

•••Yes: 360.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 240.0
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Sources

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