STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3296
RE: S.B. No. 2458
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2020
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred S.B. No. 2458, 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 require and appropriate funds for the Department of Health to create and host an informational website and educational outreach campaign on the effects of excessive screen time on the mental health and relationships of children and teens.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Department of Health and four individuals.
Your Committee received written comments on this measure from one individual.
Your Committee finds that the informational website and public outreach campaign on the risks of excessive digital image screen time will give parents in the State convenient access to evidence-based research and guidelines on the topic from numerous national authorities.
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. 2458, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2458, S.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair