In spite of Washington’s HJM 4001 which asks the US President and Congress to change US Code to permit Year-Round DST, their HB 1479 would have the state go to Pacific Standard Time year-round, effectively abolishing DST in the state.
Alaska’s new bill from the state House of Representatives is word-for-word the same as SB 6 from the state’s Senate. I think this bodes well for the demise of DST in Alaska.
Take a look at the map (click to see an expanded view) to see that active legislation continues in six states: Alaska, Mississippi, Oregon, Texas, Utah, and Washington. The Arizona legislation to adopt DST was withdrawn 6 days after it was filed in early January.
We’re researching states that had DST-related bills in earlier years, and so far we’ve found 2014 legislation from Alabama, Tennessee, and Kentucky. I’ve been told that Alabama may re-introduce legislation in its 2015 session, which officially starts March 3.
Stay tuned for future updates!