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S.F. No. 1416 - Daylight Saving Time (Advanced Standard Time) Year-Round Standard - The First Engrossment
 
Author: Senator Mary Kiffmeyer
 
Prepared By: Stephanie James, Senate Counsel (651/296-0103)
 
Date: March 14, 2019



 

SF 1416 ends twice-a-year time changes. 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 places the state on standard time year round until federal law changes to permit states to be on Daylight Saving Time year round, at which time the state will move to Daylight Saving Time year round.

Section 1 [645.071] places the state on standard time year round beginning January 1, 2020, until federal law authorizes states to move to Daylight Saving Time year round.

Section 2 [645.0715] places the state on daylight saving time year round, beginning when federal law authorizes states to move to Daylight Saving Time year round.

Section 3 [Abolishing Daylight Saving Time] claims the exemption from federal law to permit the state to be on standard time year round, beginning January 1, 2020, until federal law authorizes states to move to Daylight Saving Time year round.

 
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