During a caucus meeting on Nov. 22., the Hawaii State House of Representatives Majority named its 2017 Committee Chairs and Vice Chairs.

A new committee, Intrastate Commerce, will focus on regulations and licensing of Hawaii businesses such as banking, telecommunications and property insurance.

House Leaders, Committee Chairs and Vice Chairs are:

Speaker: Joseph M. Souki
Speaker Emeritus: Calvin K.Y. Say
Vice Speaker: John M. Mizuno
Majority Leader: Scott K. Saiki
Majority Floor Leader: Cindy Evans
Majority Policy Leader: Marcus R. Oshiro
Majority Whip: Ken Ito
Assistant Majority Leaders:
Chris Lee
Dee Morikawa
Roy M. Takumi

Agriculture (AGR)
Chair: Richard Creagan
Vice Chair: Lynn DeCoite

Consumer Protection & Commerce (CPC)
Chair: Angus L.K. McKelvey
Vice Chair: Linda Ichiyama

Economic Development & Business (EDB)
Chair: Mark M. Nakashima
Vice Chair: Jarrett Keohokalole

Education (EDN)
Chair: Roy M. Takumi
Vice Chair: Sharon E. Har

Energy & Environmental Protection (EEP)
Chair: Chris Lee
Vice Chair: Nicole Lowen

Finance (FIN)
Chair: Sylvia Luke
Vice Chair: Ty J.K. Cullen

Health (HLT)
Chair: Della Au Belatti
Vice Chair: Bertrand Kobayashi
Higher Education (HED)
Chair: Justin H. Woodson
Vice Chair: Mark J. Hashem

Housing (HSG)
Chair: Tom Brower
Vice Chair: Nadine Nakamura

Human Services (HUS)
Chair: Dee Morikawa
Vice Chair: To be announced

Intrastate Commerce (IAC)
Chair: Takashi Ohno
Vice Chair: Isaac W. Choy

Judiciary (JUD)
Chair: Scott Y. Nishimoto
Vice Chair: Joy San Buenaventura

Labor & Public Employment (LAB)
Chair: Aaron Ling Johanson
Vice Chair: Daniel Holt

Legislative Management (LMG)
Chair: Bertrand Kobayashi
Vice Chair: John M. Mizuno

Ocean, Marine Resources & Hawaiian Affairs (OMH)
Chair: Kaniela Ing
Vice Chair: Cedric Gates

Public Safety (PBS)
Chair: Gregg Takayama
Vice Chair: Matthew S. LoPresti

Tourism (TOU)
Chair: Richard H.K. Onishi
Vice Chair: James Kunane Tokioka

Transportation (TRN)
Chair: Henry J.C. Aquino
Vice Chair: Sean Quinlan

Veterans, Military & International Affairs & Culture and the Arts (VMI)
Chair: Ken Ito
Vice Chair: James Kunane Tokioka

Water and Land (WAL)
Chair: Ryan I. Yamane
Vice Chair: Sam Satoru Kong

The official announcement can be viewed here.

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