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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
It’s been quiet here at Time Zone Report, as most state legislatures have long since packed up and gone back home. Nobody made any Daylight Saving Time or Time Zone changes… though many considered it. So while we wait for the 2016 crop of DST-related legislative action, we’d just like to remind you that DST […]
So much has happened, we didn’t want you to wait til next week to get this! Summary A comprehensive summary of legislation relating to Daylight Saving Time including 31 bills in 21 states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, and […]
I’m in the process of compiling the latest Legislative Summary of Daylight Saving Time and Time Zone bill across the US. There are 31 bills in 21 states! We’ll mention all of them, their current status, and the results of our questions to the sponsors. Some of these bills have already been killed or withdrawn, […]
According to the Missouri legislative web site tracking the bill, members of the Missouri House of Representatives on the Government Efficiency Committee have voted “Do Pass” for a Resolution that would put the question of Year-Round Daylight Saving Time to the voters at the next general election, and if approved, attempt to observe Year-Round DST in the state […]