STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3731
RE: GOV. MSG. NO. 623
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. 623, submitting for study and consideration the nomination of:
Board of Dental Examiners
G.M. No. 623
for a term to expire 06-30-2022,
begs leave to report as follows:
Your Committee reviewed the personal history, resume, and statement submitted by Earl Hasegawa for service on the Board of Dental Examiners.
Your Committee received testimony in support of the nomination for the reappointment of Earl Hasegawa from the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Hale Mahaolu, and two individuals.
Upon review of the testimony, your Committee finds that Dr. Hasegawa's knowledge, experience, and proven leadership on the Board of Dental Examiners qualify him to be nominated for reappointment to the Board of Dental Examiners as a dentist member. Your Committee notes that Dr. Hasegawa has been a licensed dentist in Hawaii since 1990 and is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in private practice in Kahului, Maui. Dr. Hasegawa is also extremely active in his profession and his community, including serving as an examiner on the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; as a member of the Maui Oral Health Task Force; and as a member of the Dental Advisory Committee at the University of Hawai‘i Maui College, where he was also instrumental in the development of the College's Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene Programs. Your Committee further finds that Dr. Hasegawa has been a member of the Board of Dental Examiners since July 2014 and the valuable insights he has gained throughout his extensive career continue to enhance the effectiveness of the Board. Your Committee therefore recommends that Dr. Hasegawa be reappointed to the Board of Dental Examiners based on his background, experience, and commitment to public service.
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,
ROSALYN H. BAKER, Chair