STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3521
RE: GOV. MSG. NO. 533
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2020
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health, to which was referred Governor's Message No. 533, submitting for study and consideration the nomination of:
Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology
G.M. No. 533
for a term to expire 06-30-2023,
begs leave to report as follows:
Your Committee reviewed the personal history, resume, and statement submitted by Susan May for service on the Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology.
Your Committee received testimony in support of the nomination for the appointment of Susan May from the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs and four individuals. Your Committee received testimony in opposition to the nomination for the appointment of Susan May from one individual.
Upon review of the testimony, your Committee finds that Dr. May's background and dedication to serving the public qualify her to be appointed to the Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology as an audiologist member. Your Committee notes that Dr. May has over twenty-five years of experience as an audiologist. Dr. May is currently the supervising audiologist at Kaiser Permanente, a position she has held since 1997. Your Committee further notes that Dr. May is actively involved in her community and volunteers with a number of organizations, including the Hawaii Special Olympics and the Newborn Hearing Screening Advisory Committee. Your Committee finds that Dr. May has a thorough understanding of the role and responsibilities of members of the Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology and her extensive experience in audiology will continue to enhance the effectiveness of the board. Your Committee therefore recommends that Dr. May be appointed to the Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology based on her knowledge, background, and dedication 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