STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1857

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

 

RE: GOV. MSG. NOS. 736, 737, 738

 

 

 

Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi

President of the Senate

Thirty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2021

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Water and Land, to which was referred Governor's Message Nos. 736, 737, and 738, submitting for study and consideration the nominations of:

 

Game Management Advisory Commission

 

G.M. No. 736

NICOLAI BARCA,

for a term to expire 06-30-2023;

 

G.M. No. 737

JASON SANBORN,

for a term to expire 06-30-2024; and

 

G.M. No. 738

JOHN TERRY,

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 Nicolai Barca, Jason Sanborn, and John Terry for service on the Game Management Advisory Commission.

 

NICOLAI BARCA

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of the nomination for the appointment of Nicolai Barca from the Department of Land and Natural Resources. Your Committee received testimony in opposition to the nomination for the appointment of Nicolai Barca from The Humane Society of the United States, Animal Rights Hawaii, and one individual. Your Committee received comments on the nomination for the appointment of Nicolai Barca from Pono Advocacy.

 

Upon review of the testimony, your Committee finds that Nicolai Barca's background and dedication to serving the public qualify him to be appointed to the Game Management Advisory Commission as a member representing the county of Kauai, licensed as a hunter in the State, with leadership experience in working directly with local hunter or shooting organizations. Your Committee notes that Mr. Barca has been with the Kauai Program of The Nature Conservancy for the last thirteen years and he has been the Field Coordinator for this program since 2016. Your Committee further notes that Mr. Barca is also an active member in professional and community organizations, such as the Na Ala Hele Kauai Advisory Council. Your Committee finds that Mr. Barca has a thorough understanding of the role and responsibilities of board members and his extensive experience in tropical forest ecosystem and agroforestry management, along with his interests in hunting, fishing, and conservation, will enhance the effectiveness of the Game Management Advisory Commission. Your Committee therefore recommends that Nicolai Barca be appointed to the Game Management Advisory Commission based on his knowledge, background, and dedication to public service.

 

JASON SANBORN

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of the nomination for the appointment of Jason Sanborn from the Department of Land and Natural Resources. Your Committee received testimony in opposition to the nomination for the appointment of Jason Sanborn from The Humane Society of the United States, Animal Rights Hawaii, and one individual. Your Committee received comments on the nomination for the appointment of Jason Sanborn from Pono Advocacy.

 

Upon review of the testimony, your Committee finds that Jason Sanborn's background and desire to serve his community qualify him to be appointed to the Game Management Advisory Commission as a member representing East Hawaii, licensed as a hunter in the State, with leadership experience in working directly with local hunter or shooting organizations. Your Committee notes that Mr. Sanborn is the President and founder of Sanborn General Contracting Inc. Before his career in construction, Mr. Sanborn served in the Hawaii Army National Guard, where he graduated at the top of his class. Your Committee further notes that when he was in high school, Mr. Sanborn was part of the rodeo team, making it to the National High School Rodeo Championships in 1996. Your Committee finds that Mr. Sanborn has a thorough understanding of the role and responsibilities of board members and his experience in subsistence hunting will enhance the effectiveness of the Game Management Advisory Commission. Your Committee therefore recommends that Jason Sanborn be appointed to the Game Management Advisory Commission based on his knowledge, background, and desire to contribute to the community.

 

JOHN TERRY

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of the nomination for the appointment of John Terry from the Department of Land and Natural Resources. Your Committee received testimony in opposition to the nomination for the appointment of John Terry from The Humane Society of the United States, Animal Rights Hawaii, and one individual. Your Committee received comments on the nomination for the appointment of John Terry from Pono Advocacy.

 

Upon review of the testimony, your Committee finds that John Terry's background and dedication to serving the public qualify him to be appointed to the Game Management Advisory Commission as a member representing the City and County of Honolulu, licensed as a hunter in the State, with leadership experience in working directly with local hunter or shooting organizations. Your Committee notes that Mr. Terry is currently a Retreat Coordinator for the Campus Ministry at Saint Louis School. Previously, he was a booking agent for a family-owned charter fishing business in Kewalo Basin from 2009 to 2012. Your Committee finds that Mr. Terry has a thorough understanding of the role and responsibilities of board members and his experience in resource management and education will enhance the effectiveness of the Game Management Advisory Commission. Your Committee therefore recommends that John Terry be appointed to the Game Management Advisory Commission based on his knowledge, background, and desire to contribute to the community.

 

As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committee on Water and Land 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 Water and Land,

 

 

 

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LORRAINE R. INOUYE, Chair