Honolulu, Hawaii


RE: GOV. MSG. NOS. 595, 596




Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi

President of the Senate

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2018

State of Hawaii




Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred Governor's Message Nos. 595 and 596, submitting for study and consideration the nomination of:


Hawai'i Sister State Committee


G.M. No. 595


for a term to expire 06-30-2018; and


G.M. No. 596


for a term to expire 06-30-2022,


begs leave to report as follows:


Your Committee has reviewed the personal history, resume, and statement submitted by Kay Matsui to serve on the Hawaii Sister State Committee.


Your Committee received testimony in support of the nomination for the appointment and reappointment of Kay Matsui from the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism.


Upon review of the testimony, your Committee finds that Ms. Matsui's expertise and experience qualify her to be nominated for appointment and reappointment to the Hawaii Sister State Committee. Your Committee notes that Ms. Matsui was born and raised in Taiwan and has language fluency in Mandarin, Taiwanese, and English, as well as proficiency in Japanese. In addition to being involved with several voluntary community services, Ms. Matsui has extensive experience as a marketing director at WFG, a Transamerica Financial Company; a branch office manager at Transamerica Financial Advisors, Inc.; and a member of the board of directors of the Honolulu Board of Water Supply. Your Committee finds that Ms. Matsui's extensive experience, international perspective, and dedication to the community will be great assets to the Hawaii Sister State Committee.


As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary 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 Judiciary,