Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                      , 1999

                                    RE: GOV. MSG. NO. 242

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


     G.M. No. 242     HERMAN T. ANDAYA, JR., for a term to expire
                      June 30, 2003;

begs leave to report as follows:

     Upon review of the statement 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 Board of Registration, Island of

     Your Committee notes the following specific qualifications
of the nominee:

     Herman T. Andaya, Jr. holds a B.A. and a M.A. in political
science from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.  He has served as
an elections specialist for the Office of the Lieutant Governor,
and is a member of the Hawaii State Bar Association's Gender and
Other Fairness Subcommittee and the Governor's Task Force on
Substance Abuse.

                                    STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1792
                                    Page 2

     Testimony in support of Mr. Andaya, Jr. was submitted to
your Committee by the Office of Elections.  The testimony
supported the nomination of Mr. Andaya, Jr. by indicating that
his experience and familiarity with the laws of the State of
Hawaii qualifies him for the position to which he has been

     Your Committee diligently questioned Mr. Andaya, Jr. about
his role on the Board of Registration 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