STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3515

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

 

RE: GOV. MSG. NOS. 600, 601, 602

 

 

 

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. 600, 601, and 602, submitting for study and consideration the nominations of:

 

Emergency Medical Services Advisory Committee

 

G.M. No. 600

MICHAEL JONES,

for a term to expire 06-30-2022;

 

G.M. No. 601

DIAN GRUBER,

for a term to expire 06-30-2022; and

 

G.M. No. 602

CHRIS HONDA,

for a term to expire 06-30-2023,

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

Your Committee reviewed the personal histories, resumes, and statements submitted by Michael Jones, Dian Gruber, and Chris Honda for service on the Emergency Medical Services Advisory Committee.

 

MICHAEL JONES

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of the nomination for the appointment of Michael Jones from the Department of Health, City and County of Honolulu Emergency Services Department, Hawaii Fire Fighters Association, and two individuals.

 

Upon review of the testimony, your Committee finds that Mr. Jones' experience, background, and commitment to public service qualify him for appointment to the Emergency Medical Services Advisory Committee. Your Committee notes that Mr. Jones is a Fire Captain with the Honolulu Fire Department, is licensed as an advanced emergency medical technician in Hawaii, and has over sixteen years of experience as a fire fighter. Your Committee further notes that Mr. Jones has been an interim member of the Emergency Medical Services Advisory Committee since June 2019 and has a thorough understanding of the roles and responsibilities of its members. Your Committee therefore recommends that Mr. Jones be appointed to the Emergency Medical Services Advisory Committee based on his knowledge, experience, and commitment to public service.

 

DIAN GRUBER

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of the nomination for the appointment of Dian Gruber from the Department of Health and one individual.

 

Upon review of the testimony, your Committee finds that Ms. Gruber's experience, knowledge, and previous experience on the Emergency Medical Services Advisory Committee qualify her for appointment to the Emergency Medical Services Advisory Committee. Your Committee notes that Ms. Gruber has nearly fifty years of experience in nursing, primarily in emergency departments, and has been licensed as a registered nurse in Hawaii since 2008. Ms. Gruber recently retired from Maui Memorial Medical Center and her experience and knowledge will continue to enhance the effectiveness of the Emergency Medical Services Advisory Committee. Your Committee therefore recommends that Ms. Gruber be appointed to the Emergency Medical Services Advisory Committee based on her experience, knowledge, and commitment to public service.

 

CHRIS HONDO

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of the nomination for the appointment of Chris Honda from the Department of Health, County of Hawaii Police Department, Hawaii Fire Fighters Association, and two individuals.

 

Upon review of the testimony, your Committee finds that Mr. Honda's experience, background, and commitment to public service qualify him for appointment to the Emergency Medical Services Advisory Committee as a paramedic member. Your Committee notes that Mr. Honda is currently the Battalion Chief with the Hawaii Fire Department EMS Bureau. Mr. Honda has over twenty-five years of experience with emergency medical services across the State, and in 2009, Mr. Honda received the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians National Paramedic of the Year award. Your Committee further notes that Mr. Honda has served as an interim member of the Emergency Medical Services Advisory Committee since June 2019 and has a thorough understanding of the roles and responsibilities of its members. Your Committee therefore recommends that Mr. Honda be appointed to the Emergency Medical Services Advisory Committee based on his knowledge, experience, and commitment to public service.

 

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