Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                     , 1999

                                   RE:  GOV. MSG. NO. 307

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


     G.M. No. 307        LYNETTE P. TIFFANY and DUNCAN K. SETO,
                         for terms to expire June 30, 2003,
begs leave to report as follows:

     Upon review of the resumes and other background information
submitted by the nominees, your Committee finds that the nominees
bring a unique range of skills, abilities, and experiences to the
boards to which they have been nominated.

     Testimony in support of Lynette P. Tiffany was received from
the Board of Land and Natural Resources, Aha Leo Kupuna
Kaiaulu/QLCCNanakuli, Paradise Cove Luau, Waianae Kai Homestead
Association, Waianai Coast Culture and Arts Society, Inc.,
Nanakuli Hawaiian Homestead Community Association, and the Land
Planning Coordinator and the Asset Manager of Lanikuhonua, for
the Estate of James Campbell.

     Testimony in support of Duncan K. Seto was received from the
Board of Land and Natural Resources.

     Your Committee notes the following specific qualifications
of the nominees:

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     Lynette P. Tiffany has been the curator and operator of
Lanikuhonua, the Campbell Estate Cultural Park, for the last ten
years.  Her family has long been associated with Lanikuhonua, and
was instrumental in resolving burial issues in that area.

     Duncan K. Seto has been a firefighter for over twenty years.
He has served as the Director of the Association for the
Promotion of Pacific Island Arts and Board Member of the Waianae
Coast Community Alternative Development Corp. and Backyard
Aquaculture Advisory Board.  He has also served on the Island
Burial Council, Island of Oahu, for the last four years.

     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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