STAND. COM. REP. NO. 249
RE: H.B. No. 142
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Health, to which was referred H.B. No. 142 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this bill is to effectuate its title.
H.B. No. 142 was introduced as a short-form bill, which is sometimes referred to as a "vehicle" bill primarily used to introduce a bill containing only a general idea as to the purpose of the bill without specific details in the long form.
Your Committee has amended the bill to provide the substantive contents of the bill in long form so that a public hearing may be properly held on its substantive contents.
The purpose of this measure, as amended, is to promote healthy eating by requiring restaurants to offer water, milk, or a nondairy milk substitute that has no more than 130 calories per container or serving as the default beverage choice in a children's meal.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Health that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the action to report out H.B. No. 142, as amended herein, and recommends that it be recommitted to your Committee on Health, for the purpose of holding a public hearing thereon, in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 142, H.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Health,
JOHN M. MIZUNO, Chair