The Montana Senate has approved a bill that would exempt the state from DST after this year, and the bill has now moved over to the House, with a hearing scheduled later this week. If the bill passes, Montana would join Arizona and Hawaii in not Springing Forward in March and Falling Back in November.
DST Proposal Types
Here is a summary of the bills I know of as of today, March 1, 2017, grouped by type of bill.
Massachusetts bill SD 514 addresses issues relating to Daylight Saving Time in a unique way.
Two additional bills relating to Daylight Saving Time were found yesterday, one each from Illinois and Nebraska.
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 […]
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 […]