Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                     , 1999

                                   RE:  GOV. MSG. NO. 183

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


     Your Committee on Labor and Environment, to which was
referred Governor's Message No. 183, submitting for study and
consideration the nomination of:


     G.M. No. 183       BRIAN L. SEN, for a term to expire
                        June 30, 2003, 

begs leave to report as follows:

     Upon review of the resume and background information
submitted by the nominee, your Committee finds that the
aforementioned nominee is a volunteer, willing to serve without
compensation to assist in administering various government
functions.  The nominee has been appointed based upon his
professional credentials, integrity, and a desire to make Hawaii
better through his participation on the Deferred Compensation
Plan Board of Trustees.

     Your Committee finds that Brian L. Sen holds a Bachelor's
degree from Boston College and a law degree from the University
of Hawaii Richardson School of Law.  Mr. Sen is currently
President of a local group of companies called Sen Plex
Corporation.  He was formerly an attorney with the firm of Matsui
Chung Sumida and Chang where he practiced civil litigation on
matters relating to insurance defense, construction,
constitutional, tort, landlord-tenant, administrative, and
discrimination law.  Mr. Sen was appointed to the Board of
Trustees of the Deferred Compensation Plan in 1995.

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     Testimony in support of the nominee was received from the
Director of Human Resources Development.

     Your Committee diligently questioned the nominee regarding
his vision and priorities for the Board of Trustees of the
Deferred Compensation Plan.  Based on this discussion, your
Committee believes that the nominee adequately responded to the
Committee's inquiries and would be an asset to the Board.

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your
Committee on Labor and Environment 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 Labor and

                                   BOB NAKATA, Chair

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