Time Zone Report

Following Daylight Saving Time legislation in the US

Category: States

Michigan’s Representative Peter Lucido Makes a Second 2015 DST Bill for the State

An article on the Michigan Capital Confidential web site mentions a new bill introduced in Michigan, HB 4986, which proposes to abolish DST in the state while also asking the governor to request the US DOT to move the state to the eastern time zone.  This bill is slated for the current 2015 legislative session.

New Mexico’s Sen. Cliff Pirtle May Try Again in 2016

While scouring around to see if there was any other 2016 DST legislation in the works (besides Florida), I found an article on the KOAT ABC 7 TV web site and several Associated Press releases (like this one from the KRQE News 13 web site) which indicate that New Mexico Senator Cliff Pirtle may try to adopt Year […]

Another Missouri Committee Votes “Do Pass” On Year-Round DST Bill

Yesterday, the Missouri House Select Committee on General Laws voted “Do Pass” on HJR 38. HJR 38 proposes to “spring forward” in March 2017 and stay there, effectively going into Year-Round DST. If you’ve followed Time Zone Report at all, you know that Year-Round DST is not permitted by federal statutes. The legislation also says […]

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 […]

Missouri House Committee Approves HJR 38 to Put Year-Round DST Question to the Voters

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 […]

Michigan Proposes to Drop DST

Michigan’s HB 4342 was filed yesterday, sponsored by Representative Jeff Irwin along with six co-sponsors.  This bill proposes to exempt the entire state from daylight saving time. No implementation date is specified in the bill.  Time Zone Report will attempt to contact the sponsors and determine if there is a planned start date associated with the bill.

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