Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                      , 1999

                                    RE: GOV. MSG. NO. 196

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


     Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred
Governor's Message No. 196, submitting for study and
consideration the nomination of:


     G.M. No. 196     KEN H. TAKAYAMA, 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, and will work with
compassion and commitment to assist in administering various
government functions.  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 commission to which he has been

     Your Committee notes the following specific qualifications
of the nominee:

     Ken Takayama holds an A.B. from Occidental College and a
J.D. from the University of California at Berkley School of Law.
He is a member of several professional organizations such as the
American Bar Association, National Guard Association of the
United States and has served on the board of directors for the
Legal Aid Society of Hawaii.

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     Testimony in support of the nominee was submitted to your
committee by:  the Attorney General and a Commissioner on the
Hawaii Commission to Promote Uniform Legislation.  All testimony
unanimously supported the nomination of Mr. Takayama by
indicating that he is a hard-working and valuable member of the
commission and has the skills and experience to be an asset to
the Commission to Promote Uniform Legislation.

     Your Committee diligently questioned the nominee about his
role on the specific commission to which he has been nominated
and 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 Judiciary 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 Judiciary,

                                   AVERY B. CHUMBLEY, Co-Chair

                                   MATTHEW M. MATSUNAGA, Co-Chair