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S.F. No. 475 - Abolishing Daylight Saving Time
 
Author: Senator Mary Kiffmeyer
 
Prepared By: Stephanie James, Senate Counsel (651/296-0103)
 
Date: January 31, 2019



 

SF 475 ends the use of daylight saving time in Minnesota. Time is established by a combination of federal and state law.  Federal law (United States Code, title 15, chapter 6, sections 260 and 260a) requires states to use standard time from the first Sunday in November to the second Sunday in March. From the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November, states must use daylight saving time (which is standard time advanced by one hour) unless a state claims an exemption. A state that claims the exemption must use standard time throughout the year, under federal law.

This bill modifies state statute for the state’s description of standard time so that it applies year-round, and claims the exemption necessary to use standard time through the whole year. More specifically:

Section 1 [Standard Time] modifies the state’s description of its standard of time, to eliminate the reference to advanced standard time.

Section 2 [Abolishing Daylight Saving Time] exempts the state from the requirement to use daylight saving time.

 

 

 
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