STAND. COM. REP. NO.3452
RE: GOV. MSG. NO. 258
Honorable Robert Bunda
President of the Senate
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection and Housing, to which was referred Governor's Message No. 258, submitting for study and consideration the nominations of:
CONTRACTORS LICENSE BOARD
LESLIE ISEMOTO and ALVIN T. KOBAYASHI, for terms to expire June 30, 2006;
begs leave to report as follows:
The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, General Contractors Association of Hawaii, Hawaii Masons Union, and an individual testified in support of both nominees. Mr. Kobayashi's nomination was also supported by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 1186, Operating Engineers Local Union No. 3, and the Hawaii Construction Industry Association.
Mr. Leslie Isemoto has been licensed as a general engineering and general building contractor since 1997. He has been employed with Isemoto Contracting Co., Ltd., since 1984 and is currently its president. Mr. Isemoto has been active with several contractors organizations, including the General Contractors Association of Hawaii and Hawaii Island Contractors Association. The nominee has served on the Contractors License Board (Board) since August, 1998.
Mr. Alvin T. Kobayashi has been licensed as a general engineering and general building contractor since 1976. He is president of Oahu Construction Co., Ltd., and been involved in the construction industry for forty-three years. Currently the nominee is president of the Building Industry Labor Association and holds a directorship with the Hawaii Construction Industry Association. Mr. Kobayashi has served on the Board since July, 1998, and is currently its vice-chairperson.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection and Housing 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 Commerce, Consumer Protection and Housing,
RON MENOR, Chair