One bill in the Massachusetts legislature during the 2015 session which we believe to still be active:
- S 2040 was filed 9/21/2015 by Senator John Keenan, at the request of a constituent, to study the impact to the state of moving from Eastern Time to Atlantic Time.
This bill has no direct time change impact, but rather would commission a study of what the impact would be. Ostensibly, if the impact was marginal or positive, the governor would be asked by the legislature (typically in the form of a resolution) to request the US Department of Transportation to consider the time zone change.
Such as change would have the same effect as moving to Year-Round DST, but in a “legal way”.