Honolulu, Hawaii


RE: GOV. MSG. NO. 720




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. 720, submitting for study and consideration the nomination of:


Commission on the Status of Women


G.M. No. 720


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 Cyd Hoffeld for service on the Commission on the Status of Women.


Your Committee received testimony in support of the nomination for the reappointment of Cyd Hoffeld from the Commission on the Status of Women, one member of the Hawaii County Council, and two individuals.


Upon review of the testimony, your Committee finds that Ms. Hoffeld's extensive experience and institutional knowledge qualify her to be nominated for reappointment to the Commission on the Status of Women. Your Committee notes that Ms. Hoffeld is currently employed as a health promotions manager, in which capacity she promotes, maintains, and improves individual and community health. Ms. Hoffeld has previously worked as an HIV/AIDS/HEP counselor and tester, engaging clients at high risk of HIV/AIDS infection, transmission and re-infection, and as a domestic violence trainer, developing and updating training curriculum and providing trainings on domestic violence for the community and other agencies. Your Committee further notes that Ms. Hoffeld has served her community as chapter historian of the Ahahui Kaahumanu Society, and was recognized in Hawaii County Women's Hall of Fame as Woman of the Year in 2010. Your Committee finds that Ms. Hoffeld's dedication to public service and superb knowledge of the unique condition and needs of women in Hawaii will continue to be valuable assets to the Commission on the Status of Women.


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,