Honolulu, Hawaii


RE: GOV. MSG. NO. 520




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


Motor Vehicle Industry Licensing Board


G.M. No. 520


for a term to expire 06-30-2020,


begs leave to report as follows:


Your Committee reviewed the personal history, resume, and statement submitted by Larry Ignas for service on the Motor Vehicle Industry Licensing Board.


Your Committee received testimony in support of the nomination for the appointment of Larry Ignas from the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs; Hawaii Automobile Dealers' Association; and Oahu County Committee, Legislative Priorities Committee of the Democratic Party of Hawaii.


Upon review of the testimony, your Committee finds that Mr. Ignas's background and commitment to serving his community qualify him to be nominated for appointment to the Motor Vehicle Industry Licensing Board as a public member. Your Committee notes that Mr. Ignas is a retired police officer who transitioned into the private security business, where he was the founder and owner of two security companies, Star Protection Agency and United Security Alarms, and gained twenty years of experience in the business of securing automobile dealerships. Mr. Ignas now serves as the General Manager of Alakea Corporate Tower. Your Committee further finds that Mr. Ignas has served as an interim member of the Motor Vehicle Industry Licensing Board since January 2018 and has a thorough understanding of the role and responsibilities of board members. Your Committee also finds that Mr. Ignas's desire to give back to his community will enhance the effectiveness of the Board and therefore recommends that Mr. Ignas be appointed to the Motor Vehicle Industry Licensing Board based on his experience, background, and dedication to public service.


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,