STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3723

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

 

RE: GOV. MSG. NOS. 593, 594

 

 

 

Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi

President of the Senate

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2018

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health, to which was referred Governor's Message Nos. 593 and 594, submitting for study and consideration the nominations of:

 

Real Estate Commission

 

G.M. No. 593

RUSSELL KYONO,

for a term to expire 06-30-2022; and

 

G.M. No. 594

JOHN LOVE,

for a term to expire 06-30-2022,

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

Your Committee reviewed the personal histories, resumes, and statements submitted by Russell Kyono and John Love for service on the Real Estate Commission.

 

RUSSELL KYONO

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of the nomination for the appointment of Russell Kyono from the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Board of Directors of the Kauai Board of REALTORS, New Hope Kauai, and Vision Realty LLC.

 

Upon review of the testimony, your Committee finds that Mr. Kyono's background, experience, and commitment to public service qualify him to be nominated for appointment to the Real Estate Commission as a real estate broker member representing the County of Kauai. Your Committee notes that Mr. Kyono has been in the real estate industry for nearly forty years, where he specializes in property management as well as sales; has been licensed as a real estate salesperson since 1981 and licensed as a real estate broker since 1991; and has been the Owner and Principal Broker of Kauai Rentals & Real Estate in Lihue, Kauai, since 2010. Mr. Kyono is also an active member of his community and with his profession and has served in a variety of leadership roles with the Kauai Board of REALTORS, including on the Board of Directors and the Property Management Committee. Your Committee further finds that Mr. Kyono has a thorough understanding of the role and responsibilities of commission members and therefore recommends that Mr. Kyono be appointed to the Real Estate Commission based on his extensive experience, knowledge, and dedication to serving the community.

 

JOHN LOVE

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of the nomination for the appointment of John Love from the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs and nineteen individuals.

 

Upon review of the testimony, your Committee finds that Mr. Love's knowledge, background, and commitment to public service qualify him to be nominated for appointment to the Real Estate Commission as a public member representing the City and County of Honolulu. Your Committee notes that Mr. Love is an attorney and partner at Cades Schutte LLP, where he specializes in real estate law, including condominium project documentation and registrations, subdivision development, purchase and sales transactions, and commercial leasing. Mr. Love has also co-authored a chapter of the Hawaii Real Estate Law Manual, participated as a presenter and panelist at Hawaii real estate law seminars, and is an active member of the Hawaii State Bar Association, where he currently serves as the Treasurer of the Real Property and Financial Services Section. Your Committee further finds that Mr. Love's deep familiarity with Hawaii's condominium laws and the laws and regulations governing real estate brokers and salespersons will enhance the effectiveness of the Real Estate Commission and therefore recommends that Mr. Love be appointed to the Real Estate Commission based on his background, knowledge, and dedication to serving the community.

 

As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health that are attached to this report, your Committee, after full consideration of the background, experience, and qualifications of the nominees, has found the nominees to be qualified for the positions to which nominated and recommends that the Senate advise and consent to the nominations.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health,

 

 

 

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ROSALYN H. BAKER, Chair