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.
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 […]
Well, this caught me off-guard, since it’s still early December 2015, but Representative Kristin Jacobs has filed HB 893 in the Florida legislature for consideration in their 2016 session, according to the Florida state legislature web site.
Just when I thought all DST bills for the 2015 US state legislatures were way past their shelf life… Alaska is revising its SB 6 and holding a working session this morning on the 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 […]
According to the Arkansas legislature web site, HB 1947, which would have exempted the state from Daylight Saving Time if any neighboring state also eliminated DST, was killed by the state’s House of Representatives. Online voting results indicated 11 For, 69 Against, and 19 Non-Voting.
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 […]
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 […]
According to their web site, today the New Mexico Senate passed SB 377 by a vote of 28 For to 10 Opposed. SB 377 proposes to stay on Daylight Savings Time, with an effective date of July 1, 2015. The intent of this bill would be to maintain Daylight Saving Time continuously. As we’ve noted […]
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.