STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3495

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

 

RE: GOV. MSG. NOS. 536, 537

 

 

 

Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi

President of the Senate

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2020

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health, to which was referred Governor's Message Nos. 536 and 537, submitting for study and consideration the nominations of:

 

Hawai'i Board of Veterinary Medicine

 

G.M. No. 536

AILEEN WADA,

for a term to expire 06-30-2021; and

 

G.M. No. 537

CLAYTON MATCHETT,

for a term to expire 06-30-2022,

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

Your Committee reviewed the personal histories, resumes, and statements submitted by Aileen Wada and Clayton Matchett for service on the Hawaii Board of Veterinary Medicine.

 

Aileen Wada

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of the nomination for the appointment of Aileen Wada from the Hawaii Board of Veterinary Medicine and two individuals.

 

Upon review of the testimony, your Committee finds that Ms. Wada's background, knowledge, and dedication to public service qualify her to be nominated for appointment to the Hawaii Board of Veterinary Medicine as a public member. Your Committee notes that Ms. Wada was a small business owner in Hawaii for nearly twenty years before she earned her real estate license and brokers license. Ms. Wada is currently employed as a real estate broker with Locations, LLC and has been with the company for nearly forty years. Ms. Wada is also actively engaged in her community, serves on a number of local neighborhood associations of apartment owners and professional real estate organizations, and volunteers at the Hawaiian Humane Society. Your Committee further notes that Ms. Wada has a thorough understanding of the roles and responsibilities of Hawaii Board of Veterinary Medicine members and that her perspective as a public member will continue to enhance the effectiveness of the Board. Your Committee therefore recommends that Ms. Wada be appointed to the Hawaii Board of Veterinary Medicine based on her knowledge and demonstrated commitment to public service.

 

Clayton Matchett

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of the nomination for the appointment of Clayton Matchett from the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs and two individuals.

 

Upon review of the testimony, your Committee finds that Dr. Matchett's experience, background, and commitment to public service qualify him to be appointed to the Hawaii Board of Veterinary Medicine as a veterinarian member representing Maui County. Your Committee notes that Dr. Matchett has been a licensed veterinarian in Hawaii since 1997. Dr. Matchett is also a licensed veterinarian in New Zealand, has completed specialty training as an equine veterinarian, and is a certified veterinarian acupuncturist. Dr. Matchett also served as the equine veterinarian for the Dominican Republic Pan American Games in 2003. Your Committee further notes that Dr. Matchett is a member of a number of professional associations and has a thorough understanding of the roles and responsibilities of board members. Your Committee finds that Dr. Matchett's knowledge of larger animals and international veterinary experience will provide a diverse and unique perspective to the Hawaii Board of Veterinary Medicine. Your Committee therefore recommends that Dr. Matchett be appointed to the Hawaii Board of Veterinary Medicine based on his experience, knowledge, and commitment to serving his community.

 

As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health that are attached to this report, your Committee, after full consideration of the background, experience, and qualifications of the nominees, has found the nominees to be qualified for the positions to which nominated and recommends that the Senate advise and consent to the nominations.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health,

 

 

 

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ROSALYN H. BAKER, Chair