We’re not even two full weeks into 2017, and already there are 13 bill out of 10 states that related to some form of Daylight Saving Time or Time Zone Change legislation.
Category: Legislative Sessions/Years
2016 wasn’t quite as active as 2015, but there was definitely some activity.
According to Mississippi’s legislative web site, Representative Andy Gipson of has sponsored House Concurrent Resolution 11 (HC 11) urging the US Congress to allow states to observe Year-Round DST. This is a more appropriate action than last year’s bill from Senator Russell Jolly which proposed to simply go on Year-Round DST. That action is not […]
Massachusetts has a bill filed in September 2015 that would commission a study of the impact of changing the state’s time zone from Eastern Time to Atlantic Time. Normally I search pretty rigorously for phrases relating to “daylight saving time” and “time zone”, but I’ve missed any reference to this bill, until today. The bill […]
The first Legislative Summary podcast of 2016 is now online, highlighting 6 bills in 4 states. You can view the podcast feed, or play it from the podcast web site.
HJR 71 sponsored by Representative Jason Chipman is entitled “Proposes a constitutional amendment that establishes provisions eliminating the use of daylight saving time “. While the bill’s title is certainly appealing to us here at Time Zone Report, the full text of the bill was not available on the Missouri House’s web site when we […]
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.
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 […]