Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2002

RE: GOV. MSG. NO. 284



Honorable Robert Bunda

President of the Senate

Twenty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2002

State of Hawaii


Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred Governor's Message No. 284, submitting for study and consideration the nomination of BERT M. WAGATSUMA for a term to expire June 30, 2006 to the BOARD OF TAXATION REVIEW, THIRD TAXATION DISTRICT (HAWAII),

begs leave to report as follows:

Upon review of the statements submitted by the nominee, your Committee finds that the aforementioned nominee will work with compassion and commitment to assist in administering the government functions related to tax appeals. Your Committee further finds that the nominee has been appointed based on the nominee's credentials, integrity, and a desire to make Hawaii better through the nominee's participation on the Board of Taxation Review.

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means 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 Ways and Means,