STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3507

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

 

RE: GOV. MSG. NOS. 611, 612

 

 

 

Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi

President of the Senate

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2020

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred Governor's Message Nos. 611 and 612, submitting for study and consideration the nominations of:

 

Commission on the Status of Women

 

G.M. No. 611

EDITH IGNACIO NEUMILLER,

for a term to expire 06-30-2023; and

 

G.M. No. 612

STACEY MONIZ,

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 Edith Ignacio Neumiller and Stacey Moniz for service on the Commission on the Status of Women.

 

EDITH IGNACIO NEUMILLER

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of the nomination for the appointment of Edith Ignacio Neumiller from the Hawaii State Commission on the Status of Women, County of Kauai Office of Board and Commissions, and four individuals. Your Committee received testimony in opposition to the nomination for the appointment of Edith Ignacio Neumiller from one individual.

 

Upon review of the testimony, your Committee finds that Ms. Neumiller's experience, background, and commitment to public service qualify her for appointment to the Commission on the Status of Women as a member from Kauai County. Your Committee notes that Ms. Neumiller has been an appointed member of the Kauai Committee on the Status of Women since 2013, where she currently serves as Secretary, and has participated in various programs and events, including the Human Trafficking Forum, Women's History Month, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Equal Pay Proclamation, Denim Day Proclamation, and Career Day. During Ms. Neumiller's appointment, she has gained broad experience and knowledge in women's issues and has attended four annual conferences of the National Association of Commission for Women. Your Committee further notes that Ms. Neumiller has served as the Zonta Club of Kauai Past President and Secretary and currently serves as the Area 1 Director of four Hawaii Zonta Clubs. She is also a member of the Kauai Filipino Chamber of Commerce where she served as Past Director. Over the course of Ms. Neumiller's service, she has championed bringing awareness to human trafficking and other issues affecting women and girls in Hawaii. Your Committee therefore recommends that Ms. Neumiller be appointed to the Commission on the Status of Women based on her knowledge, experience, and commitment to public service.

 

STACEY MONIZ

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of the nomination for the appointment of Stacey Moniz from the Hawaii State Commission on the Status of Women, Hawaii Youth Services Network, and six individuals. Your Committee received testimony in opposition to the nomination for the appointment of Stacey Moniz from one individual.

 

Upon review of the testimony, your Committee finds that Ms. Moniz's experience, background, and commitment to public service qualify her for appointment to the Commission on the Status of Women as a member from Maui County. Your Committee notes that Ms. Moniz operates Stacey Moniz Training and Consulting, LLC and is the current Executive Director of the Maui Farm, a non-profit organization that provides housing and programs for women in transition as a result of domestic violence. She previously served as the Executive Director of Women Helping Women. During Ms. Moniz's thirty-four-year career, she has gained broad experience and knowledge about women's empowerment, mainly in the field of domestic violence, including providing training, community organizing, and expert testimony. Additionally, she serves as the current president of Soroptimists International/Maui, a service club of women working to empower women and girls through education. Your Committee therefore recommends that Ms. Moniz be appointed to the Commission on the Status of Women based on her knowledge, experience, and commitment to public service.

 

As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary 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 Judiciary,

 

 

 

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KARL RHOADS, Chair