Honolulu, Hawaii



RE:    GOV. MSG. NO. 185




Honorable Colleen Hanabusa

President of the Senate

Twenty-Fifth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2010

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection, to which was referred Governor's Message No. 185, submitting for study and consideration the nomination of: 


Board of Massage Therapy


G.M. No. 185


for a term to expire 6-30-2014,


begs leave to report as follows:


     Your Committee received testimony in support of this nomination from the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs.  A personal statement and resume were received from the nominee.  Written testimony presented to the Committee may be reviewed on the Legislature's website.


     Upon review of the testimony, your Committee finds that the nominee's experience in the profession of massage therapy, commitment to public service, and proven leadership on the Board of Massage Therapy qualify her for reappointment to the Board of Massage Therapy.  Your Committee notes that the nominee has a background in hospital and healthcare management, has been a licensed massage therapist in Hawaii since 1988, and owns a business, now in its nineteenth year, which offers a variety of massage products and services.  With this combination of massage therapy and small business experience, the nominee brings a unique insight into the needs and concerns of massage therapists and the ever-changing issues facing the profession.  Your Committee further finds that this nominee has been reappointed to the Board of Massage Therapy based on her knowledge, experience, and commitment to public service.


     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection that is attached to this report, your Committee, after full consideration of the background, 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 Commerce and Consumer Protection,