I was curious about start and end dates of this year’s state legislatures — and thought some of you might be too. There’s an organization called MultiState Associates, Incorporated that offers lobbying and government relations services, both at the federal level and the state level. They also provide a variety of free resources for people […]
Time Zone Report learned today that Representative Fred Cox is the chief sponsor of House Bill 65 entitled “Exemption from Daylight Saving Time”, to be considered in the state’s 2016 general session.
The Time Zone Report’s web site may look a little sloppier than usual during the month of December, while we re-arrange things moving into the 2016 legislative season. You’ll notice the “Status By State” menu now says “Status By State – 2016”, and the information that was present for the 2015 calendar year has moved […]
A web article from KDRV ABC 12 TV out of Medford, Oregon highlights the efforts of a citizen to abolish DST in the state.
An article on the Michigan Capital Confidential web site mentions a new bill introduced in Michigan, HB 4986, which proposes to abolish DST in the state while also asking the governor to request the US DOT to move the state to the eastern time zone. This bill is slated for the current 2015 legislative session.
While scouring around to see if there was any other 2016 DST legislation in the works (besides Florida), I found an article on the KOAT ABC 7 TV web site and several Associated Press releases (like this one from the KRQE News 13 web site) which indicate that New Mexico Senator Cliff Pirtle may try to adopt Year […]
Well, this caught me off-guard, since it’s still early December 2015, but Representative Kristin Jacobs has filed HB 893 in the Florida legislature for consideration in their 2016 session, according to the Florida state legislature web site.
Just when I thought all DST bills for the 2015 US state legislatures were way past their shelf life… Alaska is revising its SB 6 and holding a working session this morning on the bill.
It’s been quiet here at Time Zone Report, as most state legislatures have long since packed up and gone back home. Nobody made any Daylight Saving Time or Time Zone changes… though many considered it. So while we wait for the 2016 crop of DST-related legislative action, we’d just like to remind you that DST […]
Yesterday, the Missouri House Select Committee on General Laws voted “Do Pass” on HJR 38. HJR 38 proposes to “spring forward” in March 2017 and stay there, effectively going into Year-Round DST. If you’ve followed Time Zone Report at all, you know that Year-Round DST is not permitted by federal statutes. The legislation also says […]