Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2002

RE: GOV. MSG. NO. 277



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. 277, submitting for study and consideration the nominations of:


JON M. ISHIHARA, O.D., and LEE T. NAKAMURA, for terms to expire June 30, 2006;

begs leave to report as follows:

The Hawaii Optometric Association testified in support of Dr. Ishihara's nomination.

Dr. Jon M. Ishihara holds a doctor of optometry degree from the Pacific University College of Optometry. He has practiced optometry in the State for fourteen years and is a past president of the Hawaii Optometric Association.

Mr. Lee T. Nakamura is an attorney at law whose practice has included work in the area of medical malpractice. Mr. Nakamura is a lifelong resident of Hawaii with an interest in government operations and public service.

Upon review of the testimony and written statements submitted by the nominees, your Committee finds that Lee T. Nakamura and Jon M. Ishihara, O.D., have the necessary character, experience, and qualifications to serve on the Board of Examiners in Optometry.

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,