STAND. COM. REP. NO.3455
RE: GOV. MSG. NO. 264
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. 264, submitting for study and consideration the nominations of:
STATE BOARD OF PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS, ARCHITECTS,
SURVEYORS, AND LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS
ROBERT Y. AKINAKA, ALFREDO G. EVANGELISTA, KEN K. HAYASHIDA, and LAUREL MAU NAHME, for terms to expire June 30, 2006;
begs leave to report as follows:
The Department or Commerce and Consumer Affairs testified in support of the nominations of Mr. Hayashida and Ms. Nahme. Parker Ranch and two individuals testified in support of Mr. Akinaka's nomination.
Mr. Robert Y. Akinaka is a licensed civil engineer with over thirty years of experience in the engineering profession. Currently, he is president of Akinaka and Associates, Ltd. In the course of his professional career, Mr. Akinaka has planned and designed major water system facilities, highways, drainage and wastewater collection facilities, and planned developments.
Mr. Alfredo G. Evangelista is an attorney in private practice. As a member of the Real Estate Commission for the last six years, he is experienced in serving on a state regulatory board. Mr. Evangelista has an extensive history of community service with numerous organizations including the American Arbitration Association, Hawaii Episcopal Church, Filipino Chamber of Commerce, Honolulu Police Commission, and Na Loio No Na Kanaka.
Mr. Ken K. Hayashida is a structural engineer, licensed to practice in Hawaii, California, and Guam. He has eighteen years of experience in the engineering profession and is owner and president of a consulting structural and forensic engineering firm. Mr. Hayashida has served on the Board for the last four years.
Ms. Laurel Mau Nahme is a licensed architect who has practiced in the State for over twenty years. She is a member of the American Institute of Architects and the American Society of Interior Designers. Ms. Nahme has served on the Board for the last four years.
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