Time Zone Report

Following Daylight Saving Time legislation in the US

Massachusetts – 2016

Status Summary

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.

Legislation Intent

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”.

Links to Legislation

Massachusetts State Legislature

S 2040

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