Two bills are now active in the Oregon senate:
- SB 99 filed January 12, 2015 sponsored by Senator Kim Thatcher proposes to ask the Oregon voters whether to approve or reject an amendment to abolish DST in Oregon effective January 1, 2021.
- SB 690 filed February 24, 2015 by Senator Brian Boquist simply removes Daylight Saving Time from the state.
SB 690 would abandon DST in the state at some (currently unspecified) date. There is no language in this bill to submit the measure to the voters.
SB 99 would submit the measure to the voters. If the legislation is approved, and then the ballot measure is approved by the voters of the state at the next general election, would abolish DST in Oregon in 2021.
However, there is another clause that if California or Washington passes similar legislation, the Legislative Council will notify the appropriate Senate and House committees. If this occurs, there is some likelihood that the state legislature would act sooner than 2021, or without requiring the approval of the voters.
Links to Legislation
Links to Sponsors
Time Zone Report’s Twitter collection “OR-DST-Legislation”