STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3484
RE: GOV. MSG. NO. 535
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. 535, submitting for study and consideration the nomination of:
Hawai'i Board of Chiropractic
G.M. No. 535
for a term to expire 06-30-2024,
begs leave to report as follows:
Your Committee reviewed the personal history, resume, and statement submitted by James Pleiss for service on the Hawai‘i Board of Chiropractic.
Your Committee received testimony in support of the nomination for the appointment of James Pleiss from the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs and one individual.
Upon review of the testimony, your Committee finds that Dr. Pleiss' experience, knowledge, and prior experience on the Hawai‘i Board of Chiropractic qualify him for appointment to the Hawai‘i Board of Chiropractic as a chiropractor member. Your Committee notes that Dr. Pleiss has been a licensed chiropractor in Hawaii since 1983 and is a board-certified chiropractic orthopedist. Your Committee further notes that Dr. Pleiss is actively engaged in his community and profession. Dr. Pleiss previously served two terms on the Hawai‘i Board of Chiropractic and concluded his second term as vice-chairperson in 2019. Dr. Pleiss has also served on the board of directors of the Hawaii State Chiropractic Association as president, vice president, and treasurer, and currently serves as the Maui Island director, and has been an examiner for the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners since 2012. Your Committee finds that Dr. Pleiss' prior experience on the Hawai‘i Board of Chiropractic and his experience working in a clinical setting on Maui will continue to enhance the effectiveness of the Board. Your Committee therefore recommends that Dr. Pleiss be appointed to the Hawai‘i Board of Chiropractic based on his background, experience, and demonstrated 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