STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1559

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

 

RE: GOV. MSG. NOS. 761, 762, 763

 

 

 

Honorable Donna Mercado Kim

President of the Senate

Twenty-Seventh State Legislature

Regular Session of 2013

State of Hawaii

 

Madam:

 

Your Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection, to which was referred Governor's Message Nos. 761, 762, and 763, submitting for study and consideration the nominations of:

 

Contractors License Board

 

G.M. No. 761

ALDON MOCHIDA,

for a term to expire 6-30-2017;

 

G.M. No. 762

WILLIAM KAMAI,

for a term to expire 6-30-2017; and

 

G.M. No. 763

LES BOTELHO,

for a term to expire 6-30-2017,

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

Your Committee has reviewed the personal histories, resumes, and statements submitted by the nominees and finds Aldon Mochida, William Kamai, and Les Botelho to possess the requisite qualifications to be nominated to the Contractors License Board.

 

ALDON MOCHIDA

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of the nomination of Aldon Mochida from the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs; General Contractors Association of Hawaii; Building Industry Association of Hawaii; Hawaii Laborers-Employers Cooperation and Education Trust; The Pacific Resource Partnership; Royal Contracting Co., Ltd.; Hawaii Construction Alliance; and Hawaii Masons Union, Local 1 and Local 630.

 

Upon review of the testimony, your Committee finds that Mr. Mochida's background, experience, and commitment to public service qualify him for reappointment to the Contractors License Board as a licensee member. Your Committee notes that Mr. Mochida has been in the construction industry for over three decades and has been licensed as a contractor in Hawaii since 2005. Mr. Mochida holds the general engineering and general building license classifications and was previously with the Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company until his retirement in 2005. Mr. Mochida is currently the responsible managing employee of the family-owned company he founded in 2005, Pro-Bilt Construction Company, Inc. Mr. Mochida has served as an industry member on the Contractors License Board since July 2009 and has a thorough understanding of the role and responsibilities of board members. Your Committee further finds that Mr. Mochida has been reappointed to the Contractors License Board based on his experience, knowledge of the industry, and desire to contribute to the community.

 

WILLIAM KAMAI

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of the nomination of William Kamai from the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs; General Contractors Association of Hawaii; Building Industry Association of Hawaii; Hawaii Regional Council of Carpenters; Hawaii Laborers-Employers Cooperation and Education Trust; The Pacific Resource Partnership; Royal Contracting Co., Ltd.; Hawaii Construction Alliance; and Hawaii Masons Union, Local 1 and Local 630.

 

Upon review of the testimony, your Committee finds that Mr. Kamai's knowledge, background, and prior experience qualify him for reappointment to the Contractors License Board as a public member. Your Committee notes that Mr. Kamai has over thirty years of experience in the construction industry, is a member of the Hawaii Carpenters Union, and has worked for the Hawaii Regional Council of Carpenters since 2001. Mr. Kamai is a dedicated member of his community and has volunteered his time with the March of Dimes, American Cancer Society, and the Maui Mental Health Association. Mr. Kamai is familiar with board procedures and protocol by virtue of his experience serving on various boards, including the Maui County Board of Water Supply and Maui County Board of Variances and Appeals. Your Committee further finds that Mr. Kamai has served as a public member on the Contractors License Board since July 2009 and recommends his reappointment based on his background, experience, and commitment to public service.

 

LES BOTELHO

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of the nomination of Les Botelho from the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs; County of Hawaii, Office of the Mayor; County of Hawaii, Office of the Corporation Counsel; and two individuals.

 

Upon review of the testimony, your Committee finds that Mr. Botelho's knowledge, background, and commitment to public service qualify him for appointment to the Contractors License Board as a public member. Your Committee notes that Mr. Botelho has forty years of experience in a variety of construction and construction-related positions. Mr. Botelho has worked in the public and private sectors, including twenty years of service with the County of Hawaii Department of Public Works and, more recently, as owner and supervisor of his trucking company, L & B Trucking, LLC. Mr. Botelho is active in his community and has served on the Governor's East Hawaii Advisory Board and held several positions with the Democratic Party of Hawaii, District 2. Your Committee further finds that Mr. Botelho has a thorough understanding of the role and responsibilities of board members and recommends his appointment to the Contractors License Board as a public member based on his background, experience, and dedication to serving his community.

 

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

 

 

 

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ROSALYN H. BAKER, Chair