STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3740
RE: GOV. MSG. NO. 517
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health, to which was referred Governor's Message No. 517, submitting for study and consideration the nomination of:
State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology
G.M. No. 517
for a term to expire 06-30-2021,
begs leave to report as follows:
Your Committee reviewed the personal history, resume, and statement submitted by Amanda Severson for service on the State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology.
Your Committee received testimony in support of the nomination for the appointment of Amanda Severson from the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs and two individuals.
Upon review of the testimony, your Committee finds that Ms. Severson's background, experience, and commitment to public service qualify her to be nominated for appointment to the State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology as a beauty operator member. Your Committee notes that Ms. Severson has been in the beauty industry for over fifteen years, has been licensed in Hawaii as a cosmetologist since 2012, and is the owner, operator, and founder of Men's Hall Haircuts & Grooming Bar in Honolulu. Ms. Severson is also dedicated to community service and has worked on a number of community outreach and service programs, including with the YWCA, American Cancer Society, and University of Hawaii. Your Committee further finds that Ms. Severson has served as an interim member of the State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology since February 2018 and has a thorough understanding of the role and responsibilities of board members. Your Committee therefore recommends that Ms. Severson be appointed to the State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology based on her knowledge, experience, and dedication to serving her industry and the community.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health 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, Consumer Protection, and Health,
ROSALYN H. BAKER, Chair