The Time Zone Report’s web site may look a little sloppier than usual during the month of December, while we re-arrange things moving into the 2016 legislative season. You’ll notice the “Status By State” menu now says “Status By State – 2016”, and the information that was present for the 2015 calendar year has moved […]
With the February additions of Illinois and California, we now have 13 states with legislation in the 2016 session relating to Daylight Saving Time. Several measures across the US have made a step or two of progress within their respective originating assemblies, but so far, none of them appear to be nearing the approval stage.
Wyoming House Bill HB 68, with an effective date of January 1, 2017, would end Daylight Saving Time in the state after 2016. This bill has sponsors from the House and Senate. See the Time Zone Report Wyoming 2016 status page for more information and ongoing status. According to information obtained from the Wyoming Legislature […]
One bill was filed in South Dakota yesterday seeking to implement Year-Round Daylight Saving Time, and a whopping four DST-related bills were pre-filed in Oklahoma for their February 1 session start. Two of the Oklahoma bills propose Year-Round DST, and the other two propose to drop DST entirely.
According to Mississippi’s legislative web site, Representative Andy Gipson of has sponsored House Concurrent Resolution 11 (HC 11) urging the US Congress to allow states to observe Year-Round DST. This is a more appropriate action than last year’s bill from Senator Russell Jolly which proposed to simply go on Year-Round DST. That action is not […]
State Senator Craig Blair of West Virginia is the sponsor of a bill relating to DST, though its only purpose is to correct the old language that remains in the state’s statutes.
Massachusetts has a bill filed in September 2015 that would commission a study of the impact of changing the state’s time zone from Eastern Time to Atlantic Time. Normally I search pretty rigorously for phrases relating to “daylight saving time” and “time zone”, but I’ve missed any reference to this bill, until today. The bill […]
The first Legislative Summary podcast of 2016 is now online, highlighting 6 bills in 4 states. You can view the podcast feed, or play it from the podcast web site.
HJR 71 sponsored by Representative Jason Chipman is entitled “Proposes a constitutional amendment that establishes provisions eliminating the use of daylight saving time “. While the bill’s title is certainly appealing to us here at Time Zone Report, the full text of the bill was not available on the Missouri House’s web site when we […]
I was curious about start and end dates of this year’s state legislatures — and thought some of you might be too. There’s an organization called MultiState Associates, Incorporated that offers lobbying and government relations services, both at the federal level and the state level. They also provide a variety of free resources for people […]
Time Zone Report learned today that Representative Fred Cox is the chief sponsor of House Bill 65 entitled “Exemption from Daylight Saving Time”, to be considered in the state’s 2016 general session.