STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1104
RE: S.B. No. 433
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred S.B. No. 433, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO SCREEN TIME AWARENESS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to appropriate funds to the Department of Health for a social marketing campaign to increase physical activity and reduce child and teen screen time.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Department of Health.
Your Committee finds that this measure would promote leisure-time physical activity as an alternative to electronic screen time for children and teens, aligning with national recommendations and evidence-based social marketing strategies that support positive messaging to motivate healthy lifestyle changes.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion on the measure; and
(2) Making technical nonsubstantive amendments for purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 433, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 433, S.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair