Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                     , 1999

                                   RE:  GOV. MSG. NO. 310

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


     G.M. No. 310       ROBERT M. GRANGER, for a term to expire
                        June 30, 1999; and 

                        ROBERT M. GRANGER, and ROGERENE K. M.
                        ARCE for terms to expire June 30, 2003;

begs leave to report as follows:

     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 to assist in administering the
functions of the Molokai Irrigation System Water Users Advisory
Board (Board).  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 Board.

     Your Committee specifically notes the following:

     Robert M. Granger is the research location manager for
Cargill Hybrid Seed on the island of Molokai.  He has a Ph.D. in
Plant Breeding and Genetics from the University of Minnesota.

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Mr. Granger is active in the American Society of Agronomy, the
Hawaii Crop Improvement Association, and the Hawaii Farm Bureau.

     Rogerene K. M. Arce is an Agricultural Extension Agent
working with Hawaiian homestead lessees and 4-H youth
organizations.  She has a Bachelor of Science degree from the
University of Hawaii at Hilo College of Agriculture.  She is
active on the Earth Day Committee and the Maui County Arborist

     Testimony in support of the nominee was received from the
Department of Hawaiian Home Lands.

     The Department of Agriculture also submitted testimony in
support of both nominees stating that the nominees are qualified
to serve on the Board because they are active water users and
have knowledge of the needs and concerns of the system's water

     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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