Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                     , 1999

                                   RE:  GOV. MSG. NO. 275

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


     Your Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection, to which
was referred Governor's Message No. 275, submitting for study and
consideration the nominations of:


     G.M. No. 275       GREGORY S. ENDO, MARK H. FUJIMOTO, and
                        ROBERT Y. KATSURA, for terms to expire
                        June 30, 2003, 

begs leave to report as follows:

     The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs presented
testimony in support of all of the nominations.  An individual
presented testimony in support of nominee Mark H. Fujimoto.

     Upon review of the statements submitted by the nominees,
your Committee finds that the nominees are volunteers, willing to
serve without compensation, and will assist in administering the
functions of the Board of Electricians and Plumbers (Board) with
compassion and commitment.

     Your Committee notes as follows with respect to the specific
qualifications of the nominees:

     Gregory S. Endo, a small business owner, has served as a
public member of the Board since July, 1998.  Although a fairly
new member of the Board, Mr. Endo has diligently and
conscientiously represented the interests of consumers and

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     Mark H. Fujimoto, a licensed journeyman plumber with thirty
years of experience in the plumbing profession, is currently
employed as a Plumbing Manager with Oahu Plumbing and Sheet
Metal, Ltd.  Mr. Fujimoto has served on the Board since July,

     Robert Y. Katsura is a Business Representative for the
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1186 and
has over forty years experience as an electrician.  Mr. Katsura
has been a Board member since July, 1995. 

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your
Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection 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 Commerce and
                                   Consumer Protection,

                                   BRIAN KANNO, Co-Chair

                                   BRIAN T. TANIGUCHI, Co-Chair

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