Great Video Representative Barbara Marumoto On District 19 And Kaimuki
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About Hawaii State Representative District 19 - Barbara C. Marumoto (19th District Barbara Marumoto has represented the Kaimuki, Kahala, Waialae area in the Hawaii House of Representatives since 1978. Before beginning her legislative service, Barbara was elected to the 1978 Hawaii Constitutional Convention. She was born in San Francisco and was interned during WWII. She is married to retired CPA Richard A. Coons,
As a delegate to the "con con" and as a Minority member of the House she is credited with:
changing the formerly partisan Board of Education to non-partisan;
assigning legislative reapportionment to a Reapportionment Commission;
reestablishing staggered terms for the state Senate in 1978;
introducing the 1st proposal to secure a General Fund expenditure ceiling;
instituting a $25 tax credit for the purchase of child passenger restraint systems; " Keiki carseats"
obtaining appropriations to expand a tree-planting program and to keep brown tree snakes out of Hawaii;
leading the effort to prohibit children under 13 from riding in pickup truck beds; and
promoting the law to increase child car seat usage allowing a judge to decide whether HIV testing of suspect is warranted in sex offense cases.
introducing the first bill calling for DNA testing of all convicted felons
Barbara Marumoto focuses her legislative efforts on pocket-book issues, such as taxation, business climate improvement, worker's compensation reform, economic development, better public schools and higher education.
Elected to Hawaii State Constitutional Convention, 1978
Elected continuously to Hawaii House of Representatives, R-19th District, Kaimuki, Kahala, Waialae since 1978
House Minority Leader, 1984 -1986, 1998-2000
Dept. of Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services -- 1983
Dept. of Agriculture Citizens' Advisory Committee on Equal Opportunity -- 1982
Dept. of Education Intergovernmental Advisory Council -- 1988
Small Business Administration Honolulu Advisory Council - 1988
President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders -- 2001
Outstanding Woman Leader-Public Sector, Organization of Woman Leaders - 1994
Legislator of the Year, National Republican Legislators Assn. -- 1992
Certificate for Patriotic Civilian Service, Department of the Army -- 1987
Headliner Award, Women in Communication-Honolulu Chapter - 1985
Alumni Hall of Merit, George Washington High School -- 1986