STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3766

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

 

RE: GOV. MSG. NO. 565

 

 

 

Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi

President of the Senate

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2018

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs, to which was referred Governor's Message No. 565, submitting for study and consideration the nomination of:

 

Compact Administrator for the State Council for Interstate Adult Offender Supervision

 

G.M. No. 565

DWIGHT SAKAI,

for a term to expire 02-12-2022,

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

Your Committee reviewed the personal history, resume, and statement submitted by Dwight Sakai for service as the Compact Administrator for the State Council for Interstate Adult Offender Supervision.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of the nomination for the appointment of Dwight Sakai from the Judiciary, State of Hawaii and three individuals.

 

Upon review of the testimony, your Committee finds that Mr. Sakai's experience, background, and commitment to public service qualify him for nomination as the Compact Administrator for the State Council for Interstate Adult Offender Supervision. Your Committee notes that Mr. Sakai is the Social Services Manager for the Adult Client Services Branch of the First Circuit Court, which serves the Family, District, and Circuit Court's Criminal Division of the First Circuit by providing criminal investigations, offender supervision, driver education, community service placement, and temporary restraining order preparation for domestic violence cases, among other services. In addition, Mr. Sakai has an extensive history as a social worker, serving as a probation officer and supervisor and as a worker in the Volunteer Guardian Ad Litem Program. Moreover, Mr. Sakai is a proud graduate of the University of Hawaii at West Oahu with a bachelor of arts in social sciences, specializing in psychology. Based on his experiences and lifelong dedication to public service, your Committee finds that Mr. Sakai would be a great asset as Compact Administrator for the State Council for Interstate Adult Offender Supervision.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs 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 Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs,

 

 

 

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CLARENCE K. NISHIHARA, Chair