By Richard Borreca
UPDATE: Feb. 11: Sen. Tokuda tweeted this message at 5:03 p.m. today:
Senate President Colleen Hanabusa yesterday announced that Sen. Jill Tokuda will be out of the legislative session for an indefinite period. Sen. Russell Kokubun will assume her duties as chairman of the Senate Higher Education committee, Hanabusa said.
Tokuda is expecting her second child. A senate spokesman would not say if her absence is due to her pregnancy.