STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3822
RE: GOV. MSG. NO. 643
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. 643, submitting for study and consideration the nomination of:
Hawai'i Advisory Commission on Drug Abuse and Controlled Substances
G.M. No. 643
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 Kenneth Tano for service on the Hawai‘i Advisory Commission on Drug Abuse and Controlled Substances.
Your Committee received testimony in support of the nomination for the appointment of Kenneth Tano from the Department of Health, Hawai‘i Police Department, and one individual.
Upon review of the testimony, your Committee finds that Mr. Tano's experience, expertise, and background qualify him to be nominated for appointment to the Hawai‘i Advisory Commission on Drug Abuse and Controlled Substances as a representative of the community and business affairs segment of the community. Your Committee finds that, prior to his retirement, Mr. Tano served as a major in the Honolulu Police Department, Narcotics/Vice Division. Your Committee also finds that Mr. Tano currently serves as the Hawai‘i Law Enforcement Coordinator for the Western States Information Network. In this capacity, Mr. Tano shares information and cooperates with investigations on a regional level. Accordingly, your Committee finds that Mr. Tano will provide a local law enforcement presence on the Commission as well as perspectives gleaned from twenty years of regional information sharing to support criminal investigations and officer safety. Mr. Tano notes in his personal statement that his top priority is to improve methods used to identify at-risk juveniles and young adults and provide them with education and treatment.
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