Time Zone Report

Following Daylight Saving Time legislation in the US

Alaska – 2015

Status Summary

Three bills are present in the Alaska senate.  One is still active and making progress:

  • SB 6 sponsored by Senator MacKinnon would drop DST in Alaska effective January 1, 2017.

The other two are currently inactive, deferring to SB 6 to carry the ball:

  • SB 11 sponsored by Senator Wielechowski would drop DST in Alaska effective January 1, 2016.
  • HB 64 sponsored by Representative Hawker would drop DST effective January 1, 2017, similar to SB 6.

Senate bills were introduced in early January, while the House bill was introduced January 21, 2015.

Legislation Intent

All bills propose to observe “standard time” year-round.  Senator MacKinnon’s SB 6 would take effect on January 1, 2017.

Links to Legislation

Alaska State Legislature

SB 6

SB 11

HB 64

Links to Sponsors

Senator Bill Wielechowski

Senator Anna MacKinnon

Representative Mike Hawker


Senator Bill Stoltze

Senator John Coghill

Representative Chris Tuck

Representative Bryce Edgmon

Representative Shelley Hughes

Representative Wes Keller

Other Information

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