Honolulu, Hawaii



RE:     GOV. MSG. NO. 559




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


State Council on Mental Health


G.M. No. 559


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 Timothy Lino for service on the State Council on Mental Health.


     Your Committee received testimony in support of the nomination for the appointment of Timothy Lino from the Department of Health and three individuals.


     Upon review of the testimony, your Committee finds that Dr. Lino's experience as a school administrator, background, and knowledge qualify him for appointment to the State Council on Mental Health as a representative of the principal state agency with respect to education.  Dr. Lino is currently employed as the School Health Section Administrator in the Department of Education, Office of Curriculum, Instruction, and Student Support, where he leads the School Health Section as it implements a comprehensive school health services system in alignment with the Department of Education's Strategic Plan.  Dr. Lino also has over twenty-five years of experience as a principal, vice-principal, and instructional director.  Your Committee finds that Dr. Lino brings to the Council extensive expertise in working directly with children and families and in building partnerships through the entire community to care for the entire child and address systemic issues that may affect mental health.


     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,