Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2002

RE: GOV. MSG. NO. 241



Honorable Robert Bunda

President of the Senate

Twenty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2002

State of Hawaii


Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred Governor's Message No. 241, submitting for study and consideration the nomination of:


ELIZABETH KENT, for a term to expire June 30, 2006;

begs leave to report as follows:

Upon review of the testimony and statements submitted by the nominee, your Committee finds that the nominee has the necessary character, experience, and qualifications to serve on the Commission to Promote Uniform Legislation (Commission).

Your Committee received testimony in support of the nominee from the Attorney General, Department of Human Services, and from a member of the Commission.

The nominee is being reappointed to the Commission. She received a Juris Doctor degree from the William S. Richardson School of Law, where she was a member of the Law Review and Moot Court Honors Board. She received a B.A. degree, magma cum laude, from the University of Colorado. The nominee is the past Director of the Judiciary's Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution, and is currently the Deputy Director of the Department of Human Services.

Your Committee finds that the nominee has been appointed based upon her credentials, integrity, and a desire to draft proposals for uniform and model laws on subjects where uniformity is desirable and practicable.

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary that is attached to this report, your Committee, after full consideration of the background, character, experience, and qualifications of the nominee, has found the nominee to be qualified for the position to which nominated and recommends that the Senate advise and consent to the nomination.

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,