Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                     , 1999

                                   RE:  GOV. MSG. NO. 306

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


     Your Committee on Water, Land, and Hawaiian Affairs, to
which was referred Governor's Message No. 306, submitting for
study and consideration the nominations of:


     G.M. No. 306       DANA NAONE HALL and MEI LEE WONG, for
                        terms to expire June 30, 2003,

begs leave to report as follows:

     The Department of Land and Natural Resources submitted
testimony in support of the nominees.

     Upon review of the statements submitted by the nominees,
your Committee finds that the aforementioned nominees are
volunteers, willing to serve without compensation, who will work
with compassion and commitment.  Your Committee further finds
that the nominees have been appointed based upon their
professional credentials, integrity, and a desire to make Hawaii
better through their participation on the Island Burial Council
for the Islands of Maui and Lanai to which they have been

     Your Committee notes the following specific qualifications
of the nominees:

     Dana Naone Hall, a self-employed writer and researcher, is a
graduate of Kamehameha Schools and the University of Hawaii.  She
has served as the editor for Hawaii Review and a special issue of

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Bamboo Press entitled "Malama Hawaiian Land and Water".  Ms. Hall
is currently a member of the Council and has served ably as chair
for many years.  An advocate for the perpetuation of the Hawaiian
culture and the protection of Hawaiian sites, she brings a
history of resolving difficult issues involving development
projects and Native Hawaiian burial sites.  Ms. Hall is a member
of numerous Maui cultural organizations, and serves as a director
for Hui Alanui o Makena and Keauhou o Honua`ula.

     Mei Lee Wong, Project Manager with Dowling Company, Inc., is
a graduate of California State University of Los Angeles and a
Maui resident for five years.  As an employee of Dowling Company,
Inc., she reflects the company's commitment to balanced,
culturally sensitive development in Hawaii.  Among her other
interests, Ms. Wong also serves as a volunteer hike leader for
The Nature Conservancy of Hawaii.

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your
Committee on Water, Land, and Hawaiian Affairs 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 Water, Land, and
                                   Hawaiian Affairs,

                                   COLLEEN HANABUSA, Chair

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