Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                     , 1999

                                   RE:  GOV. MSG. NO. 179

Honorable Norman Mizuguchi
President of the Senate
Twentieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 1999
State of Hawaii


     Your Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection, to which
was referred Governor's Message No. 179, submitting for study and
consideration the nomination of:


     G.M. No. 179       EIICHI JUMAWAN, for a term to expire
                        June 30, 2003, 

begs leave to report as follows:

     Upon review of the statements submitted by the nominee, your
Committee finds that the aforementioned nominee is a volunteer,
willing to serve without compensation, who will work with
compassion and commitment.  Your Committee further finds that the
nominee has been appointed based upon his professional
credentials, integrity, and a desire to make Hawaii better
through his participation on the State Boxing Commission of

     Upon review of the resume and background information
submitted by Eiichi Jumawan, your Committee finds that he holds a
Bachelor's degree in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation
from the University of Hawaii.  Eiichi Jumawan has many
qualifications which make him an exceptional candidate to serve
on the State Boxing Commission.  He is the President and
Franchise Holder of Hawaii Golden Gloves, and was former
President of the Hawaii USA Boxing Association, Inc.
Additionally, he is a professional boxing referee.  This

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extensive experience displays Eiichi Jumawan's qualifications for
this position.

     Testimony in support of the nominee was submitted by the
Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs.

     Your Committee diligently questioned the nominee who
appeared before the Committee about his previous role on the
State Boxing Commission of Hawaii, the relevance of his previous
experience, and the goals he wishes to accomplish during his term
on the commission.  Your Committee believes that the nominee
adequately responded to the Committee's inquiries.

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your
Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection that is attached to
this report, your Committee, after full consideration of the
background, character, experience, and qualifications of the
nominee, has found the nominee to be qualified for the position
to which nominated and recommends that the Senate advise and
consent to the nomination.

                                   Respectfully submitted on
                                   behalf of the members of the
                                   Committee on Commerce and
                                   Consumer Protection,

                                   BRIAN KANNO, Co-Chair

                                   BRIAN T. TANIGUCHI, Co-Chair

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