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.
Here is a summary of the bills I know of as of today, March 1, 2017, grouped by type of bill.
Two additional bills relating to Daylight Saving Time were found yesterday, one each from Illinois and Nebraska.
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 […]
Time Zone Report learned today that Representative Fred Cox is the chief sponsor of House Bill 65 entitled “Exemption from Daylight Saving Time”, to be considered in the state’s 2016 general session.
A web article from KDRV ABC 12 TV out of Medford, Oregon highlights the efforts of a citizen to abolish DST in 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.