First of all, a reminder that this site supports year-round DST… it’s DST transitions that kill people!
The following bill information is taken from the Washington state legislative web site and TrackBill.
Designation: House Joint Memorial 4001
State of Washington, 64th Legislature, Regular Session
Requests congress to allow states to adopt year-round daylight saving time.
- Joe Schmick of the 9th Legislative District
- Derek Stanford of the 1st Legislative District
Text, As Prefiled January 9, 2015
TO THE HONORABLE BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, AND TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE AND THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, AND TO THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UNITED STATES, IN CONGRESS ASSEMBLED:
We, your Memorialists, the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Washington, in legislative session assembled, respectfully represent and petition as follows:
WHEREAS, The United States department of energy determined in a 2008 report that extending daylight saving time saves; and
WHEREAS, An additional hour of daylight in the evening will help the economy; and
WHEREAS, An additional hour of daylight in the evening will allow for more outdoor recreation time; and
WHEREAS, An additional hour of daylight in the evening will reduce crime; and
WHEREAS, An additional hour of daylight at the end of the day will reduce automobile accidents; and
WHEREAS, Changing clocks twice a year has a negative impact on agriculture;
NOW, THEREFORE, Your Memorialists respectfully pray that Congress allow states to adopt daylight saving time on a year-round basis.
BE IT RESOLVED, That copies of this Memorial be immediately transmitted to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States, the President of the United States Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and each member of Congress.