Honolulu, Hawaii



RE:    GOV. MSG. NO. 194




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. 194, submitting for study and consideration the nomination of:


Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology


G.M. No. 194


for a term to expire 6-30-2013,


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 curriculum vitae 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 professional experience, commitment to public service, and proven leadership on the Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology qualify her for reappointment as a public member to the Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology.  Your Committee notes that as a result of her extensive teaching, research, and supervisory and administrative experience in various aspects of special education, the nominee currently serves as the Chairperson of the Board.  This breadth of knowledge and her extensive professional presentation experience have proven invaluable in both the subject matter and administrative functions of the Board.  Your Committee further finds that this nominee has been reappointed to the Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology 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,