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Following Daylight Saving Time legislation in the US

Washington

Legislative Summary – Saturday, March 21, 2015 (podcast and script)

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 […]

Time Zone Report contributes to KIRO radio story in Seattle

Daylight Saving Time legislation has the attention of many residents in the state of Washington, and when KIRO Radio 97.3 FM wanted to give their listeners the facts, they turned to Time Zone Report for an interview yesterday. KIRO Radio news reporter Josh Kerns contacted me for an question and answer interview over Skype, and […]

Legislative Summary — Thursday, January 29, 2015

Here’s a consolidated look at the current status of all state legislation relating to Daylight Saving Time in the 2015 legislative sessions.  See our web site at http://TimeZoneReport.com for up-to-date full details on each state’s legislation and status. Note About Year-Round DST Some states are considering Year-Round DST as an option. Unfortunately, US Code only […]

Utah DST Legislation: “One Bill or the Other, Not Both”

Time Zone Report inquired of Representative Lee Perry and Senator Aaron Osmond regarding their two separate items on the Utah legislative agenda. One bill, filed yesterday January 27, 2015, is House Bill 178 filed by Senator Lee Perry.  Sen. Perry’s bill would exempt the entire state from the observance of Daylight Saving Time.  If this bill […]

A Third Piece of Washington State Legislation

Washington state Senator John McCoy sponsored SB 5570 proposing to have the state revert to year-round Pacific Standard, abolishing Daylight Saving Time throughout the state. This senate bill is similar to Washington Representative Elizabeth Scott’s HB 1479, though the Senate version contains some additional wording.  Both would have the effect of eliminating DST in the […]

Washington State House Bill to Abolish Daylight Saving Time

Representative Elizabeth Scott from the Washington state legislature has introduced HB 1479, entitled, “An act relating to implementation of year-round Pacific Standard Time“.  This bill would abolish Daylight Saving Time in the state, but does not mention an implementation date.  It is co-sponsored by Representatives Cary Condotta, David Sawyer, and David Taylor. This is the second […]

State Bill Sponsors Contacted

I’ve spent some time the last couple of days contacting all of the sponsoring legislators of bills relating to Daylight Saving Time and time zones in the US.  This included: Alaska Senators Anna MacKinnon and Bill Wielechowski, sponsors of SB 6 and SB 11, respectively. Mississippi Senator Russell Jolly, sponsor of SB 2180. Oregon Senator Kim Thatcher, […]

Washington state requests consideration for year-round DST

First of all, a reminder that this site supports year-round DST… it’s DST transitions that kill people! The following bill information is taken from the Washington state legislative web site and TrackBill. Designation: House Joint Memorial 4001 State of Washington, 64th Legislature, Regular Session Summary Requests congress to allow states to adopt year-round daylight saving […]

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