Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                     , 1999

                                   RE:  GOV. MSG. NO. 190

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. 190, submitting for study and
consideration the nomination of:


     G.M. No. 190       GARY MCKEAGUE and CLAYTON E. WINGER, for
                        terms to expire June 30, 2000, 

                        MELVIN MIYAMOTO and J. PATRICK ROLISON,
                        for terms to expire June 30, 2001, and

                        ALLAN L. PARKER, for a term to expire
                        June 30, 2002, 

begs leave to report as follows:

     Upon review of the statements submitted by the nominees,
your Committee finds that the aforementioned nominees are
volunteers, willing to serve without compensation to assist in
administering various government functions.  Your Committee
further finds that the nominees have been appointed based upon
their professional credentials, integrity, and a desire to make
Hawaii better through their participation on the Hoisting Machine
Operators Advisory Board.

     Your Committee specifically notes the following:

     Gary McKeague is a professional crane operator with Hawaiian
Crane and Rigging.  He is a member of Operating Engineers Local

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Union #3 and Shop Steward for Hawaiian Crane and Rigging
employees.  Mr. McKeague has over fifteen years experience
operating a variety of cranes.

     Testimony in support of the nominee was received from Hawaii
Operating Engineers Industry Stabilization Fund.  

     Clayton E. Winger is a Senior Loss Prevention Consultant at
the Liberty Mutual Group, providing service to all commercial
clients located in Hawaii.  Mr. Winger received his Bachelor of
Arts degree in Business Administration from Bernidji State
University.  He is a Certified Safety Professional and a member
of the American Society of Safety Engineers.

     Melvin Miyamoto is Vice President and Division Manager for
Heavy Construction at Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company.  He
is responsible for the administration and operation of all
construction activities of the Heavy Division and the Equipment
Division.  Mr. Miyamoto has extensive experience as a general
foreman and superintendent on construction projects.  In 1981, he
completed the Advanced Management Program at the University of
Hawaii and has advanced his education with non-credit engineering
courses at the University of Hawaii.

     J. Patrick Rolison is President and General Manager of
Hawaiian Crane and Rigging, Ltd.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts
degree in economics from the University of Hawaii.  Mr. Rolison
also completed training seminars in mobile crane management,
mobile crane operator training, and crane safety.

     Allan L. Parker is Assistant Administrator and Chief
Instructor at Operating Engineers, J.A.C.  He is responsible for
the day-to-day operations of a Heavy Equipment Training Site for
apprentices and journeypersons, including four on-site cranes.
Mr. Parker reviews and implements existing and new written and
practical curriculum for the safe operation of heavy equipment,
including cranes.  Mr. Parker attended the University of Hawaii,
West Oahu College, and Leeward Community College.

     Testimony in support of the nominee was received from the
Hawaii Operating Engineers Industry Stabilization Fund and the
state administrator for the Operating Engineers Joint
Apprenticeship Committee. 

     Your Committee diligently questioned the nominees regarding
their experience in the field of hoisting and crane operations,
their visions, and their priorities as Board members.  Your
Committee believes that the nominees adequately responded to the

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Committee's inquiries and will be assets to the Hoisting Machine
Operators Advisory 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
nominees, has found the nominees to be qualified for the
positions to which nominated and recommends that the Senate
advise and consent to the nominations.

                                   Respectfully submitted on
                                   behalf of the members of the
                                   Committee on Labor and

                                   BOB NAKATA, Chair

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