Honolulu, Hawaii


RE: GOV. MSG. NO. 641




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 No. 641, submitting for study and consideration the nomination of:


King Kamehameha Celebration Commission


G.M. No. 641


for a term to expire 06-30-2020,


begs leave to report as follows:


Your Committee reviewed the personal history, resume, and statement submitted by Geanine Gomes for service on the King Kamehameha Celebration Commission.


Your Committee received testimony in support of the nomination for the appointment of Geanine Gomes from the Department of Accounting and General Services; Hoomanapono Political Action Committee; Hoomana Pono, LLC; Ahahui Kaahumanu; and nine individuals.


Upon review of the testimony, your Committee finds that Ms. Gomes's experience as an educator, history of organizing events and working with entrepreneurs, and keen sense of business and public relations qualify her to be nominated for appointment to the King Kamehameha Celebration Commission. Your Committee notes that Ms. Gomes has been a legislative aide and community liaison assisting constituents with issues between state and city departments since 2011. Your Committee further notes that under section 8-5(2), Hawaii Revised Statutes, the King Kamehameha Celebration Commission is required to have at least one member from the Ahahui Kaahumanu. Ms. Gomes is a member of this organization, and her appointment fulfills the statutory requirement for representation. Your Committee finds that Ms. Gomes's experience, perspective, and dedication to public service will be valuable assets to the King Kamehameha Celebration Commission.


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,