Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                     , 1999

                                   RE:  GOV. MSG. NO. 335

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


     Your Committee on Health and Human Services, to which was
referred Governor's Message No. 335, submitting for study and
consideration the nominations of:


     G.M. No. 335       WAYNE M.T. LU, for a term to expire
                        June 30, 2000; and

                        B. MARTIN LUNA, and NORMAN H. OKAMURA,
                        Ph.D., 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 Board of Directors of the Hawaii Health Systems
Corporation.  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:

     Wayne M.T. Lu is a retiree living on the island of Maui.  He
has served for twelve years on the Maui Region Management
Advisory Committee.  Before retiring, Mr. Lu was AEOS Project
Manager for the Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii,

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Institute for Astronomy.  Mr. Lu attended the University of
Hawaii and graduated from the Electronic Institute of Hawaii with
an Electronic Technician diploma.

     Testimony in support of the nominee was received from five
individuals from the Maui Memorial Medical Association.

     B. Martin Luna is Managing Partner with Carlsmith Ball
Attorneys at Law on the island of Maui.  He holds a Juris Doctor
degree from George Washington University Law Center and is a
member of the Maui County and American Bar Associations.  He also
serves as Chairperson of the Judicial Selection Commission of the
Hawaii Supreme Court and Director on the Maui Japanese Chamber of

     Testimony in support of Mr. Luna was received from the
Executive Public Health Facility, Management Advisory Committee.

     Norman H. Okamura, Ph.D., is Associate Specialist in
Telecommunications and Information Technology Policy, Planning,
Technology Systems, Regulation, and Management at the University
of Hawaii, Social Science Research Institute.  He is widely
published in the field of telecommunications.  Dr. Okamura
received his Doctorate degree from the University of Hawaii in
Political Science.

     Testimony in support of the nominee was received from the
Oahu regional Public Health Facility Management Advisory
Committee of the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation, Hilo Medical
Center, Kohala Hospital, St. Francis Healthcare System of Hawaii,
Hawaii Management Alliance Association, Hawaii Medical Services
Association, High Technology Development Corporation, two
individuals from GTE Hawaiian Tel, and Valley Isle Cardiology.

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your
Committee on Health and Human Services 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.

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                                   Respectfully submitted on
                                   behalf of the members of the
                                   Committee on Health and Human

                                   SUZANNE CHUN OAKLAND, Chair

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