Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2002

RE: GOV. MSG. NO. 278



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


GEORGE FREITAS, STEVE GOODENOW, and GUY H. KAULUKUKUI, PH.D., for terms to expire June 30, 2004;

begs leave to report as follows:

The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs testified in support of the nominations.

Mr. George Freitas is Chief of Police of the Kauai Police Department and, prior to his current appointment, served for almost thirty years in the Richmond Police Department. Chief Freitas currently serves as the Board's chief of police member.

Mr. Steve Goodenow is an investigator and security consultant with Goodenow Associates/Safeguard Services, Inc., and has worked in the guard and security industry since 1967. The nominee has been active with numerous professional organizations and has served as National Director for the National Association of Legal Investigators. Mr. Goodenow currently serves as the Board's guard industry member.

Dr. Guy H. Kaulukukui is a lecturer in economics at the University of Hawaii. His community service activities include serving as a board member for Ho'omana 'Oiwi. Dr. Kaulukukui currently serves as the Board's public member.

Upon review of the testimony and written statements submitted by the nominees, your Committee finds that George Freitas, Steve Goodenow, and Guy H. Kaulukukui have the necessary character, experience, and qualifications to serve on the Board of Private Detectives and Guards.

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,