Honolulu, Hawaii



RE:    GOV. MSG. NO. 540




Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi

President of the Senate

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2018

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred Governor's Message No. 540, submitting for study and consideration the nomination of:


Board of Taxation Review, 1st Taxation District (O'ahu)


G.M. No. 540


for a term to expire 06-30-2019,


begs leave to report as follows:


     Your Committee reviewed the personal statement and resume submitted by Francis Imada for service on the Board of Taxation Review for the 1st Taxation District (O'ahu).


     Your Committee received testimony in support of the nomination from the Department of Taxation. 


     Upon review of the testimony and the nominee's qualifications, your Committee finds that the nominee's knowledge of business, accounting, and taxation qualify him to serve on the Board of Taxation Review for the 1st Taxation District.  Your Committee notes that the nominee received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting degree with distinction from the University of Hawaii College of Business Administration and has more than forty years of accounting and finance experience.  Mr. Imada's professional experience includes more than twenty years as the Chief Financial Officer of Clinical Laboratories of Hawaii, LLP; seven years as a Partner of Deloitte & Touche LLP; and ten years as a Senior Tax Manager of Ernst & Young LLP.


     Your Committee finds that Francis Imada's extensive business experience in accounting and taxation will benefit the Board of Taxation Review as it resolves complex tax matters and administers Hawaii's taxation laws and procedures.


     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means 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 Ways and Means,