Michigan’s HB 4342 was filed yesterday, sponsored by Representative Jeff Irwin along with six co-sponsors. This bill proposes to exempt the entire state from daylight saving time. No implementation date is specified in the bill. Time Zone Report will attempt to contact the sponsors and determine if there is a planned start date associated with the bill.
Action in the Utah legislature has killed bills considering changes to Daylight Saving Time and a request to the US Department of Transportation to change the state’s Time Zone. A resolution in the Utah House was amended recently to include Daylight Saving Time as a study item. It looks like Utah will continue DST’s “spring […]
Last week Senator Glover filed a bill in the form of Senate Joint Resolution 6 which requests the US President and Department of Transportation allow states to switch to Year-Round DST. We had previously reported an expectation that Alabama might have a bill to adopt Year-Round DST, but an Email from the potential sponsor of […]
Not to be confused with similar legislation in Arkansas, the Kansas Senate Ways and Means Committee has filed SB 282 to drop DST in the state effective 2017. The text of the bill goes about this in a round-about fashion, reading: Commencing after 2 o’clock antemeridian on the first Sunday of November of 2016, the […]
The text of HB 1947 as filed in the Arkansas House of Representatives on March 9, 2015 was sketchy. The amended bill, filed March 13 by the original sponsor, Representative David Meeks, provided additional details, and indicates that the state is intending to exempt itself from DST starting next year. See the Arkansas status page for […]
Alaska legislative web site reports that SB 6 was voted on in the Senate and was approved 16 votes to 4.
Orgeon Senate Bill 99 was on the public hearing schedule for yesterday, March 10. According to the Oregon legislature web site, there was a significant number of contributors to testimony both for and against the bill. We’ll keep you posted as more information comes available.
Senate Bill 6 sponsored by Sen. Anna MacKinnon would stop DST in Alaska in 2017, meaning two more years of DST, then no more. This bill has been read in Senate for the third time. If you’re unfamiliar with state legislative procedure, each bill is “read in” at the time of submission, and then as […]
Daylight Saving Time legislation has the attention of many residents in the state of Washington, and when KIRO Radio 97.3 FM wanted to give their listeners the facts, they turned to Time Zone Report for an interview yesterday. KIRO Radio news reporter Josh Kerns contacted me for an question and answer interview over Skype, and […]
I had an Email this morning from Representative Mike Moyle, sponsor of Idaho House Bill 198 whose intent was to establish Year-Round DST in the state. His Email was in response to several I had sent to him and Chair of the Idaho House Ways and Means Committee Christy Perry, outlining the problems associated with […]