STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3738
RE: GOV. MSG. NO. 533
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. 533, submitting for study and consideration the nomination of:
Board of Certification of Operating Personnel in Wastewater Treatment Plants
G.M. No. 533
for a term to expire 06-30-2019,
begs leave to report as follows:
Your Committee reviewed the personal history, resume, and statement submitted by Gary Hutchinson for service on the Board of Certification of Operating Personnel in Wastewater Treatment Plants.
Your Committee received testimony in support of the nomination for the appointment of Gary Hutchinson from the Department of Health, Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, and one individual.
Upon review of the testimony, your Committee finds that Mr. Hutchinson's knowledge and background qualify him to be nominated for appointment to the Board as an active member of the Hawaii Water Pollution Control Association. Your Committee notes that Mr. Hutchinson has over twenty-two years of experience in the wastewater and water reclamation fields, is currently a Wastewater Plant Engineer for the City and County of Honolulu, is a licensed engineer, and holds a Grade 4 wastewater treatment plant operator certificate. Mr. Hutchinson has also volunteered as the treasurer of the Nevada Water Environment Association, has a thorough understanding of the role and responsibilities of board members, and remains committed to serving the public and protecting the environment. Your Committee therefore recommends that Mr. Hutchinson be appointed to the Board of Certification of Operating Personnel in Wastewater Treatment Plants.
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