Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                     , 1999

                                   RE:  GOV. MSG. NO. 271

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


     Your Committee on Economic Development, to which was
referred Governor's Message No. 271, submitting for study and
consideration the nomination of:


     G.M. No. 271       STEVEN J. ARAUJO, 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 Mr. Araujo is a volunteer, willing to serve
without compensation, and will work with compassion and
commitment.  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 Aquatic Life and Wildlife Advisory
Committee, County of Hawaii, to which he has been nominated.

     Your Committee notes the following specific qualifications
of the nominee:

     Steven J. Araujo is the owner and operator of D&D Rubbish
Service, and a graduate of Hawaii Community College.  He is an
active hunter and fisherman, is a member and officer of a number
of sports organizations, and has participated in community
planning efforts.  Mr. Araujo is currently the Chairman of the
Hawaii Hunters Advisory Council, Vice President of the Wildlife

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Conservation Association of Hawaii, and a member of the Pig
Hunters of Hawaii and Big Island Bird Hunters hunt clubs.

     Mr. Araujo's nomination as a representative of the hunting
and fishing constituencies is supported by the Department of Land
and Natural Resources.

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your
Committee on Economic Development 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 Economic

                                   LORRAINE R. INOUYE, Chair

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