Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                     , 1999

                                   RE:  GOV. MSG. NO. 282

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. 282, submitting for study and
consideration the nominations of:


     G.M. No. 282       JAN K. YOKOYAMA and JONI S. KANAZAWA,
                        P.T., 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 the nomination of Joni S. Kanazawa.  An
individual who was not present submitted testimony in support of
the nomination of Jan K. Yokoyama. 

     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 Physical Therapy (Board) with
compassion and commitment.

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

     Jan K. Yokoyama is a public health nurse for the Department
of Health in East Hawaii, with twenty-three years of nursing
experience.  Ms. Yokoyama has also been active with numerous
community groups, including the State chapter of the American
Association of Diabetes Educators, the American Diabetes

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Association, the Hilo Association for Retarded Citizens, and the
State Council on Underage Drinking.

     Joni S. Kanazawa is a licensed physical therapist employed
by Kuakini Medical Center and a member of the American Physical
Therapy Association.  Ms. Kanazawa served on the Board from 1986
to 1993, and has been a current member of the Board since July,

     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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