STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3827
RE: GOV. MSG. NO. 708
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. 708, submitting for study and consideration the nomination of:
Elevator Mechanics Licensing Board
G.M. No. 708
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 Steve Tsunemoto for service on the Elevator Mechanics Licensing Board.
Your Committee received testimony in support of the nomination for the reappointment of Steve Tsunemoto from the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs and International Union of Elevator Constructors, Local Union No. 126, AFL-CIO.
Upon review of the testimony, your Committee finds that Mr. Tsunemoto's background, knowledge, and proven experience on the Elevator Mechanics Licensing Board qualify him to be nominated for reappointment to the Elevator Mechanics Licensing Board as a licensee member. Your Committee notes that Mr. Tsunemoto has over thirty years of experience constructing and servicing elevators, has been a Service Technician for ThyssenKrupp Elevator since 1986, holds a Qualified Elevator Inspector certificate, and is an instructor for the National Elevator Industry Educational Program, a nationally-recognized elevator apprenticeship program. In his role as an instructor, Mr. Tsunemoto is qualified to instruct in OSHA, scaffolding, electrical safety, and other areas pertaining to the elevator trade. Mr. Tsunemoto is also a member of the Executive Board for the International Union of Elevator Constructors, Local Union No. 126. Your Committee further finds that Mr. Tsunemoto previously served on the Elevator Mechanics Licensing Board from 2005 to 2011 and has been a member of the current Board since 2016, where his extensive experience in the industry continues to enhance the effectiveness of the Board. Your Committee therefore recommends that Mr. Tsunemoto be reappointed to the Elevator Mechanics Licensing Board based on his knowledge, 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