Honolulu, Hawaii


RE: GOV. MSG. NO. 195




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


Board of Veterinary Examiners


G.M. No. 195


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, County of Hawaii Office on Aging, Hawaii Island Rural Health Association, The Church of the Holy Cross, and two private citizens. 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 professional experience, commitment to public service, and proven leadership on the Board of Veterinary Examiners qualify him for reappointment as a public member of the Board of Veterinary Examiners. Your Committee notes that the nominee is a Licensed Social Worker with forty years experience in a variety of healthcare settings on the Island of Hawaii, and is active in a broad range of community service organizations, experiences which are invaluable in his current role as a board member. Your Committee further finds that this nominee has been reappointed to the Board of Veterinary Examiners based on his 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,