Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                     , 1999

                                   RE:  GOV. MSG. NO. 280

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


     G.M. No. 280       CHARLES H. TURNER and JASON Y. UCHIDA,
                        N.D., for terms to expire June 30, 2002;

                        AUDREY INABA for a term to expire
                        June 30, 2003;

begs leave to report as follows:

     The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs presented
testimony in support of the nominations of Jason Y. Uchida and
Charles H. Turner.  Three individuals, while not present,
submitted testimony in support of Dr. Uchida.  

     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 Examiners in Naturopathy (Board) with
compassion and commitment.

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

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     Charles H. Turner, a retired journalist, has diligently
served as a public member of the Board since August, 1994.

     Jason Y. Uchida graduated from the National College of
Naturopathic Medicine in 1988 with a Doctor of Naturopathic
Medicine degree.  He has been licensed as a naturopathic
physician since 1989, and has served on the Board since June,

     Audrey Inaba is a public health nurse employed by the
Department of Health in East Hawaii, with over fifteen years of
nursing experience.  Ms. Inaba currently serves as Vice-President
of the Hawaii Alliance for Community Health. 

     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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