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.
Legislative Summary – Saturday, March 21, 2015 (podcast and script)
So much has happened, we didn’t want you to wait til next week to get this! Summary A comprehensive summary of legislation relating to Daylight Saving Time including 31 bills in 21 states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, and […]
Alaska SB 6 Passes in Senate 16-4!
Alaska legislative web site reports that SB 6 was voted on in the Senate and was approved 16 votes to 4.
Alaska SB 6 Read Third a Time
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 […]
Who Is Proposing What?
So there are nine states with active DST-related legislation. With two new states last week, who can keep up? Here’s the simplest review we can give you…
Legislative Summary — Thursday, January 29, 2015
Here’s a consolidated look at the current status of all state legislation relating to Daylight Saving Time in the 2015 legislative sessions. See our web site at http://TimeZoneReport.com for up-to-date full details on each state’s legislation and status. Note About Year-Round DST Some states are considering Year-Round DST as an option. Unfortunately, US Code only […]
Alaska House Introduces Third “Alaska DST Exemption” Bill of the Session
Five members of the Alaska House of Representatives have introduced HB 64 entitled, “An Act exempting the state from daylight saving time; and providing for an effective date.” This is the third bill introduced to the 29th Alaska legislature, along with two bills from the Alaska Senate introduced earlier this month. HB 64 is sponsored […]
State Bill Sponsors Contacted
I’ve spent some time the last couple of days contacting all of the sponsoring legislators of bills relating to Daylight Saving Time and time zones in the US. This included: Alaska Senators Anna MacKinnon and Bill Wielechowski, sponsors of SB 6 and SB 11, respectively. Mississippi Senator Russell Jolly, sponsor of SB 2180. Oregon Senator Kim Thatcher, […]