Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                     , 1999

                                   RE:  GOV. MSG. NO. 192

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


     Your Committee on Transportation and Intergovernmental
Affairs, to which was referred Governor's Message No. 192,
submitting for study and consideration the nomination of:


     G.M. 192              DAVID A. KAKU, M.D., for a term to
                           expire June 30, 2002,

begs leave to report as follows:

     Upon review of the resumes and background information
submitted by David A. Kaku, M.D., your Committee finds that Dr.
Kaku graduated from the Yale University School of Medicine and
was awarded the James Campbell Prize for attaining the highest
rank in examinations.  His post graduate training includes an
internship in internal medicine and residency in neurology at the
University of California, San Francisco, a fellowship in
Neuroscience at the Stanford School of Medicine, and a fellowship
in Neuromuscular Diseases at the Louisiana State University
School of Medicine.  Dr. Kaku is board certified by the American
Academy of Psychiatry and Neurology and the American Board of
Electrodiagnostic Medicine.  In addition, Dr. Kaku was previously
appointed to the Medical Advisory Board in September of 1998 on
an interim basis.

     Testimony in support of David A. Kaku, M.D., was received
from the Department of Transportation and two individuals.

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     Your Committee believes that David A. Kaku, M.D., with his
educational background and experience, would be an asset to the
Medical Advisory Board.

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your
Committee on Transportation and Intergovernmental Affairs 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 Transportation
                                   and Intergovernmental Affairs,

                                   CAL KAWAMOTO, Chair

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