STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3822

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

 

RE: GOV. MSG. NO. 643

 

 

 

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 No. 643, submitting for study and consideration the nomination of:

 

Hawai'i Advisory Commission on Drug Abuse and Controlled Substances

 

G.M. No. 643

KENNETH TANO,

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 Hawaii 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, Hawaii 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 Hawaii 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 Hawaii 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,

 

 

 

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ROSALYN H. BAKER, Chair