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State Legislation 2023

At least 29 states considered or are considering 75 pieces of legislation related to Daylight Saving Time (DST) in 2023Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia and Wyoming. HB 1422 in Texas passed the House on April 11, which provides that the state will observe daylight saving time year-round, while SB 7 passed the Oklahoma Senate which would establish year-round daylight standard time. Oklahoma also adopted SCR 9—supporting the federal Sunshine Protection Act of 2023.  

State 

Bill Number 

Sponsor 

Status 

Summary 

Alaska 

HB 30 (2023) 

Ortiz (I) 

Pending-Carryover 

Requires the attorney general to notify the revisor of statutes if federal law is amended to allow the state to observe daylight saving time throughout the calendar year. 

Arkansas 

HB 1568 (2023) 

Meeks (R) 

Failed 

Observes standard time year round; eliminates daylight saving time. 

HB 1039 (2023) 

Rye (R) 

Failed 

Adopts permanent daylight saving time. 

HB 1104 (2023) 

Richardson (R) 

Failed 

Adopts permanent daylight saving time. 

Connecticut 

HB 6071 (2023) 

Chafee (D) 

Failed 

Ends the practice of advancing the standard of time for daylight saving time when Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island have done the same. 

HB 6074 (2023) 

Vail (R) 

Failed 

Requires the state to adopt Atlantic Standard Time upon the enactment of legislation in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New York adopting said time and federal approval of such change. 

HB 6246 (2023) 

Elliott (D) 

Failed 

Eliminates daylight saving time and adopts permanent eastern standard time. 

Idaho 

HB 318 (2023) 

Ehlers (R) 

Failed 

Keeps the portion of the state in the Mountain Time Zone always on Mountain Standard Time. Allows the portion of the state in the Pacific Time Zone to continue to observe standard time and daylight savings time. 

Illinois 

HB 1192 (2023) 

Morgan (D) 

Pending 

Provides that daylight saving time shall be the year-round standard time of the entire state. 

Iowa 

HB 242 (2023) 

Jones (R) 

Pending-Carryover 

Establishes daylight saving time as the official time in this state throughout the year. 

HB 498 (2023) 

House State Gov’t Cmte 

Pending-Carryover  

Establishes daylight saving time as the official time in this state throughout the year. 

Kentucky 

HB 77 (2023) 

Reed (R) 

Failed 

Provides that if Congress amends the Standard Time Act of 1918 or the Uniform Time Act of 1966 to allow states to observe Daylight Saving Time year-round, the official year-round time in Kentucky will be Central Daylight Time in the part of the state that is in the Central Time Zone and Eastern Daylight Time in the part of this state that is in the Eastern Time Zone. 

Maine 

LD 983 (2023) 

Baldacci (D) 

Pending-Carryover 

Creates an exemption to federal provisions regarding the observation of eastern daylight saving time and establishes eastern standard time as the standard time year-round for the state. 

LD 989 (2023) 

Bennett (R) 

Failed  

Directs the university of Maine system to study and analyze the potential effects on public health and the state’s economy of adopting permanent Atlantic standard time and determine if that adoption will serve the convenience of commerce as required by the United States Department of Transportation. 

LD 1047 (2023) 

Bennett (R) 

Failed 

Removes the prerequisite that all the states in the eastern time zone and the District of Columbia observe eastern daylight time, which will allow state to observe eastern daylight time. 

Maryland 

HB 165 (2023) 

Crosby (D) 

Failed 

Alters the standard time in the state to be Eastern Daylight Time year-round, contingent on the enactment of similar legislation by Delaware, the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia by a specified date. 

SB 268 (2023) 

Ready (R) 

Failed 

Alters the standard time in the state to be Eastern Daylight Time year-round, contingent on a change to federal law. Requires the secretary of state to monitor federal government action. 

Massachusetts 

HB 3051 (2023) 

Howard (D) 

Pending 

Provides for permanent Atlantic Standard Time. 

HB 3103 (2023) 

Puppolo (D) 

Pending 

Establishes standard time as the permanent time of the Commonwealth. 

SB 2015 (2023) 

Keenan (D) 

Pending 

Establishes Atlantic Standard Time and declares the Commonwealth exempt from the change to daylight saving time, provided two or more of the  surrounding states do the same. 

Michigan 

SB 168 (2023) 

Hoitenga (R) 

Pending 

Adopts daylight saving time year-round if authorized by congress and surrounding states. 

Minnesota 

HB 500 (2023) 

Freiberg (DFL) 

Pending-Carryover 

Provides for recognition of federal standard time year-round beginning in 2024 and expiring upon enactment of a federal law authorizing states to recognize advanced standard time year-round. 

SB 692 (2023) 

Mohamed (D) 

Pending-Carryover 

Missouri 

HB 157 (2023) 

O’Donnell (R) 

Failed 

Establishes the Daylight Saving as New Standard Time Pact. Provides that in the year in which two states bordering Missouri have passed legislation entering those states into the Daylight Saving as New Standard Time Pact, each state will switch clocks to daylight saving for the last time and daylight saving time will be eliminated. The time formerly known as daylight saving time will become standard time. 

HB 265 (2023) 

Sander (R) 

Failed 

Montana 

HB 617 (2023) 

Tuss (D) 

Failed 

Creates state standard time. Declares the state exempt from daylight saving time. 

Nebraska 

LB 143 (2023) 

Briese (NP) 

Pending-Carryover 

Provides for year-round daylight saving time. 

New Jersey 

AB 1365 

(2022) 

Wimberly (D) 

Pending 

Establishes DST as the official time year-round, subject to congressional authorization. 

SB 946 

(2022) 

Turner (D) 

Pending 

New Mexico 

SB 191 (2023) 

Gonzales (D) 

Failed 

Exempts the state from advancing time for daylight saving and throughout the year observe mountain standard time. 

 

SB 287 (2023) 

Pirtle (R) 

Failed 

Declares the time in New Mexico will be mountain daylight saving time effective Nov. 3, 2024, provided that federal law has been enacted that authorizes a state to exempt itself or a part of itself, or allows a county to exempt itself, from reverting to standard time and pursuant to that authorization: (a) the state of Texas has enacted a law exempting itself or a part of itself that includes the county of El Paso, Texas, from reverting to standard time; or (b) the county commission of El Paso county, Texas, has enacted an ordinance exempting itself from reverting to standard time. 

New York 

AB 2626 (2023) 

Vanel (D) 

Pending 

Establishes the task force on daylight saving time to study the effects of New York state opting out of daylight saving time. 

SB 1007 (2023) 

Oberacker (R) 

Pending 

AB 3535 (2023) 

 

Santabarbara (D) 

Pending 

Establishes daylight saving time as the year-round standard time of the state and the city of New York. 

SB 1929 (2023) 

Griffo (R) 

Pending 

SB 2787 (2023) 

Skoufis (D) 

Pending 

Relates to observing Atlantic time. 

AB 5611 (2023) 

Zebrowski (D) 

Pending 

AB 5733 (2023) 

Dinowitz (D) 

Pending 

Eliminates daylight saving time. 

North Carolina 

HB 326 (2023) 

Saine (R) 

Pending (Passed House) 

Adopts daylight saving time year-round if authorized by congress. 

SB 392 (2023) 

Hise (R) 

Pending 

Adopts daylight saving time year-round if authorized by congress. 

Ohio 

HCR 7 (2023) 

Creech (R) 

Pending 

Urges Congress to make daylight saving time the permanent standard time. 

Oklahoma 

HB 2217 (2023) 

West (R) 

Pending-Carryover 

Orders a legislative referendum pursuant to the state Constitution. Establishes standard time in the state on a certain date. Exempts state from the federal daylight saving time provision.  

SB 7 (2023) 

Stephens (R) 

Pending-Carryover (Passed Senate)  

Establishes year-round daylight standard time.  

SB 69 (2023) 

Dahm (R) 

Pending-Carryover 

Establishes standard time in the state. Declares that the state will not observe the federal daylight saving time. 

SCR 9 (2023) 

Stephens (R) 

Adopted (5/11) 

Declares support for the Sunshine Protection Act of 2023. 

Oregon 

HB 3102 (2023) 

Owens (R) 

Failed 

Eliminates daylight saving time and requires the state to remain on standard time for entirety of calendar year. 

SB 1090 (2023) 

Thatcher (R) 

Failed 

Abolishes annual one-hour change in time from standard time to daylight saving time and maintains Oregon on standard time for all 12 months of calendar year, except in portion of Oregon in Mountain Time Zone. 

Pennsylvania 

HB 272 (2023) 

Mackenzie (R) 

Pending 

Observes daylight saving time year-around if authorized by Congress. 

HB 312 (2023) 

Diamond (R) 

Pending 

Prohibits the use of daylight saving time. 

SR 65 (2023) 

Martin (R) 

Pending 

Petitions Congress to extend daylight saving time throughout the year across the country. 

SB 796 (2023) 

Boscola (D) 

Pending 

Establishes Atlantic Standard Time and prohibits the use of daylight saving time. Contingent on one or more contiguous states taking action to request Atlantic Standard Time. 

South Carolina 

HB 3879 (2023) 

Chumley (R) 

Pending-Carryover 

Provides that the time known as Eastern Standard Time is advanced by one hour beginning at 2:00 a.m. on the second Sunday of March of 2024, and beginning on this date and time and thereafter permanently becomes standard time in the state. 

HB 4026 (2023) 

Burns (R) 

Pending-Carryover 

Provides that the time known as Eastern Standard Time is permanently the standard time in the state. Provides for procedural and related provisions to give the above provisions effect including having the state attorney general submit a waiver request to the federal secretary of transportation permitting and approving these provisions in order for them to take effect. 

Tennessee 

HB 1230 (2023) 

Hemmer (D) 

Pending-Carryover 

Exempts the state from daylight saving time upon the States of Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi and North Carolina exempting themselves from daylight saving time. 

SB 342 (2023) 

Campbell (D) 

Pending-Carryover 

Texas 

HB 417 (2023) 

Schofield (R) 

Failed 

Provides that the state will observe daylight saving time year-round. Applies to both the portion of the state using central standard time as the official standard time and the portion of the state using mountain standard time as the official standard time. 

SB 2329 (2023) 

Bettencourt (R) 

Failed 

HB 1101 (2023) 

Goodwin (D) 

Failed 

Relates to authorizing a statewide referendum allowing voters to indicate a preference for observing standard time year-round or observing daylight saving time year-round. 

HB 1931 (2023) 

Rogers (R) 

Failed 

HB 1422 (2023) 

Metcalf (R) 

Failed (Passed House) 

Provides that the state will observe daylight saving time year-round. Applies to both the portion of this state using central standard time as the official standard time and the portion of the state using mountain standard time as the official standard time. 

HB 2591 (2023) 

Shaheen (R) 

Failed 

HB 1425 (2023) 

Metcalf (R) 

Failed 

Relates to authorizing a statewide referendum allowing voters to indicate a preference for observing daylight saving time year-round. 

HJR 22 (2023) 

Schofield (R) 

Failed 

Proposes a constitutional amendment requiring the state to observe daylight saving time year-round. 

SJR 86 (2023) 

Bettencourt (R) 

Failed 

HJR 80 (2023) 

Goodwin (D) 

Failed 

Proposes a constitutional amendment authorizing a statewide referendum allowing voters to indicate a preference for observing standard time year-round or observing daylight saving time year-round. 

HJR 100 (2023) 

Rogers (R) 

Failed 

SJR 68 (2023) 

Zaffirini (D) 

Failed 

HJR 82 (2023) 

Metcalf (R) 

Failed 

Proposes a constitutional amendment authorizing a statewide referendum allowing voters to indicate a preference for observing daylight saving time year-round. 

SB 1297 (2023) 

Zaffirini (D) 

Failed 

Relates to observing standard time year-round and authorizing a statewide referendum allowing voters to indicate a preference for observing standard time year-round or observing daylight saving time year-round. 

SJR 9 (2023) 

Zaffirini (D) 

Failed 

Proposes a Constitutional amendment abolishing daylight saving time in the state. 

 

SB 1017 (2023) 

Stuart (R) 

Failed 

Provides that the Commonwealth shall observe Eastern Daylight Time (Eastern Standard Time, advanced one hour) year-round upon the enactment by Congress of a law allowing states to observe Eastern Daylight Time year-round. 

Vermont 

HB 267 (2023) 

Roberts (D) 

Pending-Carryover 

Relates to the establishment of year-round U.S. Eastern Standard Time. 

HB 329 (2023) 

Chase (D) 

Pending-Carryover 

Relates to the establishment of year-round U.S. Eastern Daylight Saving Time. 

Virginia 

HB 1483 (2023) 

McNamara (R) 

Failed 

Requests the secretary of commerce and trade to study the effects of the Commonwealth's continued observance of daylight saving time under the federal Uniform Time Act of 1966 and the potential consequences of a decision to use either standard time or daylight time time year-round in the Commonwealth. 

SB 1017 (2023) 

Stuart (R) 

Failed 

Provides that the Commonwealth shall observe Eastern Daylight Time (Eastern Standard Time, advanced one hour) year-round upon the enactment by Congress of a law allowing states to observe Eastern Daylight Time year-round. 

Wyoming 

HB 246 (2023) 

Ottman (R) 

Failed 

Establishes year-round Mountain Standard Time. 

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State Legislation 2022

At least 29 states have introduced 75 pieces of legislation addressing Daylight Saving Time (DST) including 2021 carryover bills and new bills introduced during the 2022 legislative session.

Specific states include Alaska, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and West Virginia.

So far in 2022, Colorado, Kentucky and Mississippi have approved legislation. Colorado named DST the year-round standard time, subject to federal approval.  In Kentucky and Mississippi, each house of representatives urged Congress and the president by resolution to permanently adopt DST by passing the Sunshine Protection Act.

Daylight Saving Time 2022 Laws, Bills and Resolutions

State

Bill Number

Sponsor

Status

Summary

Alaska

HB 31 (2021)

Ortiz (I-36)

Failed

Establishes DST as the official time year-round, subject to congressional authorization on or before Dec. 31, 2030.

California

AB 2868 (2022)

 

Choi (R-68)

Failed

Sets California’s standard time to year-round DST after the federal government authorizes the state to do so.

Colorado

SB 135 (2022)

 

Bridges (D-26)

Failed

If the registered electors of the state approve the bill at the November 2022 general election, the entire state will be exempt from observing DST in the future, beginning in 2023, and MST will be the year-round standard time in the state.

HB 1297 (2022)

 

Kipp (D-52)

Enacted (06/02/22)

Makes DST the year-round standard time within the state, but takes effect only if a federal law is enacted to allow states to remain on DST year-round.

Georgia

HB 44 (2021)

Cantrell (R-22)

Failed

Establishes DST as the official time year-round, subject to congressional authorization.

SB 13 (2021)

Watson (R-1)

Failed

Provides for the holding of a nonbinding, advisory referendum election to determine whether the qualified electors of the state desire to continue the advancement of time from standard time to DST or to observe standard time or DST year-round.

SB 12 (2021)

Watson (R-1)

Failed

Provides that the state shall at all times observe the standard time of the United States.

Exempts the state from daylight saving advancement of time provisions of the U.S. Code.

Illinois

HB 4224 (2022)

Scherer (D-096)

Pending

Provides that DST shall be the year-round standard time of the entire state.

SB 2960 (2021)

Turner (D-048)

Pending

Provides that DST shall be the year-round standard time of the entire state.

HB 216 (2021)

Niemerg (R-109)

Pending

Provides that DST shall be the year-round standard time of the entire state.

HB 2609 (2021)

Butler (R-87)

Pending

Provides that the state is exempt from the provisions of the federal Uniform Time Act that establish DST.

HB 3321 (2021)

Welter (R-75)

Pending

 
HB 2946 (2021)

Morgan (D-58)

Pending

Establishes DST as the official time year-round.

HB 3527 (2021)

Zalewski (D-23)

Pending

 
HB 2982 (2021)

Morrison (R-54)

Pending

 
HR 118 (2021)

Sosnowski (R-69)

Pending

Urges Congress to enact permanent DST.

Iowa

HF 2105 (2022)

Sexton (R-10)

Failed

Establishes DST as the official time in the state throughout the year.

HF 2331 (2022)

 

House State Government Committee

Failed

Establishes DST as the official time in the state throughout the year. 

HF 2144 (2022)

Andrews (R-39)

Failed

Establishes DST as the official time in the state throughout the year.

SF 8 (2021)

Zaun (R-20)

Failed

Establishes DST as the official time in the state throughout the year.

SF 335 (2021)

Senate State Government Committee

Failed

Establishes DST as the official time in the state throughout the year.

Takes effect when the states of Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin have all adopted DST as the official time throughout the year or enacted legislation substantially similar to this bill prior to July 1, 2031.

Kansas

HB 2060 (2021)

House Federal and State Affairs Committee

Failed

Establishes DST as the official time year-round, subject to congressional authorization.

HCR 5008 (2021)

Francis (R-125)

Failed

Urges the United States Congress to extend daylight savings time throughout the year for the whole nation.

Kentucky

HCR 11 (2022)

Reed (R-024)

Failed

Urges the U.S. Congress to enact legislation allowing states to permanently adopt DST.

HR 139 (2022)

 

Reed (R-024)

Failed

Urges the U.S. House of Representatives and the president of the United States to permanently adopt DST by passing the Sunshine Protection Act of 2021.

HR 141 (2022)

 

 

Rowland (R-021)

Adopted (3/29/2022

Urges the Congress and president of the United States to permanently adopt DST by passing the Sunshine Protection Act.

Maryland

HB 126 (2022)

Crosby (D-029B)

Failed

Alters the standard time in the state to be Eastern Daylight Time year-round, subject to congressional authorization. 

The Act is also contingent on similar legislation being enacted by Delaware, the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.

SB 534 (2022)

Ready (R-005)

Failed

Altering the standard time in the state to be Eastern Daylight Time year-round; making the Act contingent on a change to federal law and requiring the Secretary of State to monitor action by the federal government.

HB 1013 (2021)

Crosby (D-29B)

Failed

Establishes DST as the official time year-round, subject to congressional authorization.

Makes the law contingent on similar legislation being enacted by all of the states, including the District of Columbia.

SB 840 (2021)

Ready (R-5)

Failed

Establishes DST as the official time year-round, subject to congressional authorization.

Massachusetts

SB 2073 (2021)

Keenan (D-Norfolk; Plymouth)

Pending

Establishes Atlantic Standard Time as the standard time and exempts the state from the change to DST.

SB 2827 (2022)

Joint Cmte. on State Admin. & Reg. Oversight

Pending

Establishes DST as the official time year-round, subject to congressional authorization.

Michigan

HB 4052 (2021)

Hoitenga (R-102)

Pending

Establishes DST as the official time year-round, subject to congressional authorization.

Becomes effective upon similar laws passed regarding permanently observing DST in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

SB 231 (2021)

Irwin (D-18)

Pending

Establishes DST as the official time year-round.

Becomes effective subject to congressional authorization and when Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania have adopted DST year-round observance.

Minnesota

HF 72 (2021)

Freiberg (DFL-45B)

Failed

Establishes DST as the official time year-round, subject to congressional authorization.

SF 149 (2021)

Kiffmeyer (R-30)

Failed

 
Mississippi

HR 92 (2022)

 

Reynolds (D-33)

Adopted

(3/23/2022)

 

Urges the Congress of the United States to pass and President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., to sign legislation establishing DST as the standard time throughout the calendar year.

Missouri

HB 1735 (2022)

O’Donnell (R-095)

Failed

Establishes the “Daylight Saving as New Standard Time Pact” (Pact) to consist of Missouri and any other state seeking to permanently change DST to a new standard time. All areas of the state are exempted from daylight saving provisions of federal law. In the year in which two states bordering Missouri have passed legislation entering those states into the Pact, each state will permanently switch their clocks to Daylight Saving, DST will be eliminated, and Missouri and all other participating states will no longer observe DST.

HB 1761 (2022)

Sander (R-33)

Failed

This bill establishes the “Daylight Saving as New Standard Time Pact” (Pact) consisting of this state and any other state desiring to abstain from observation of DST. The bill exempts all areas of the state from federal DST provisions. In the year in which three states bordering Missouri have passed legislation entering those states into the Pact, each state will switch clocks to Daylight Saving for the last time and DST will be eliminated.

HB 1889 (2022)

Rogers (D-18)

Failed

Requires that Missouri observe Central Standard Time and not DST, regardless of what federal law requires.

Nebraska

LB 283 (2021)

Briese (NP-41)

Failed

Establishes DST as the official time year-round, subject to congressional authorization or any order of the U.S. Secretary of Transportation or are no longer in conflict with the laws of the United States or any order of the U.S.Secretary of Transportation and if three adjacent states adopt laws for a single year-round standard of time.

New Hampshire

HB 1287 (2022)

Yokela (R-Rockingham 33)

Failed

The governor shall send a copy of this proclamation, as well as a call to action for a hearing on any bill addressing the topic of switching to permanent DST, to the New Hampshire congressional delegation, the United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation and the United States House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

New Jersey

AB 1365 (2022)

Wimberly (D-35)

Pending

Establishes DST as the official time year-round, subject to congressional authorization.

SB 946 (2022)

Turner (D-15)

Pending

 
SB 420 (2020)

Turner (D-15)

Failed-Adjourned

 
AB 3868 (2020)

Wimberly (D-35)

Failed-Adjourned

 

New York

SB 1876 (2021)

Skoufis (D-39)

Pending

Directs the secretary of state to develop and submit an application to the federal government requesting that New York observe Atlantic Standard Time. The law would only take effect if Connecticut, New Jersey and Pennsylvania pass similar legislation.

AB 7258 (2021)

Zebrowski (D-096)

Pending

 
AB 3837 (2021)

Vanel (D-33)

Pending

Establishes a task force on DST to study the effects of New York opting out of DST.

SB 5371 (2021)

Obercracker (R-51)

Pending

 
SB 3813 (2021)

Griffo (R-47)

Pending

Establishes DST as the official time year-round, subject to congressional authorization.

AB 6443 (2021)

Santabarbara (D-111)

Pending

 
AB 5791 (2021)

Morinello (R-145)

Pending

Provides that the state is exempt from the provisions of the federal Uniform Time Act that establish DST.

Takes effect Jan. 1, 2024.

North Carolina

SB 39 (2021)

Sawyer (R-34)

Failed

Establishes DST as the official time year-round, subject to congressional authorization.

HB 307 (2021)

Saine (R-97)

Pending

 
Ohio

HCR 13 (2021)

Koehler (R-079)

Pending

Urges Congress to enact The Sunshine Protection Act of 2021, which would make DST the permanent standard time.

Oklahoma

HB 3146 (2022)

West (R-54)

Failed

Orders a legislative referendum. The measure establishes that standard time in Oklahoma shall be known as Central Standard Time. The measure rejects the adoption of DST in this state and mandates the state operate on standard time. The measure allows future legislative action regarding the rejection of DST. Central Standard Time in Oklahoma shall begin on Nov. 8, 2022.

HB 3664 (2022)

Sterling (R-27)

Failed

States that the standard time in Oklahoma shall be known as Central Standard Time.

Exempts Oklahoma from the federal DST provision.

HB 4051 (2022)

Marti (R-75)

Failed

 
SB 1103 (2021)

Dahm (R-33)

Failed

 
SB 381 (2021)

Boren (D-16)

Failed

Establishes DST as the official time year-round, subject to congressional authorization.

HB 1660 (2021)

West (R-54)

Failed

Establishes DST as the official time year-round.

States the standard time in Oklahoma shall be known as Central Daylight Time.

SB 843 (2021)

Stephens (R-3)

Failed  

Pennsylvania

HB 335 (2021)

Mackenzie (R-134)

Pending

Establishes DST as the official time year-round, subject to congressional authorization.

HB 846 (2021)

Diamond (R-102)

Pending

Prohibits the use of DST.
SB 384 (2021)

Boscola (D-18)

Pending

 
SR 36 (2021)

Martin (R-13)

Pending

Urges Congress to extend DST throughout the year across the country.
South Carolina

HB 3111 (2021)

Chumley (R-35)

Failed

Establishes DST as the official time year-round.

Directs the state’s Attorney General to request a federal waiver from the U.S. secretary of Transportation.

South Dakota

HB 1042 (2022)

Otten (R-006)

Failed

Establishes DST as the official time year-round, subject to congressional authorization.

Utah

SB 175 (2022)

McCay (R-11)

Failed

Exempts all areas of the state from standard time.

Provides that the year-round observed time of the entire state including the state’s political subdivisions is Mountain Daylight Time.

Vermont

HB 168 (2021)

Burditt (R-Rutland-2)

Failed

Exempts the state from observing DST.

Becomes effective on January 1 of the year following the adoption of year-round “U.S. Eastern Standard Time” in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.

Virginia

 

 

HB 303 (2022)

Freitas (R-30)

Failed

Would have exempted Virginia from observing DST, thereby making Eastern Standard Time the standard time in Virginia year-round.

HJR 6 (2022)

McNamara (R-8)

Failed

Would have requested the Secretary of Commerce and Trade to study the effects of the commonwealth's continued observance of DST under the federal Uniform Time Act of 1966 and the potential consequences of a decision to use either standard time or daylight saving time year-round in the commonwealth.

Washington

SB 5511 (2022)

 

Honeyford (R-15)

Failed-Adjourned

Exempts the state of Washington from observing DST until the state can move to Pacific Daylight Time year-round.

West Virginia

HB 4270 (2022)

Reed (R-59)

Failed-Adjourned

Eliminates the use of DST in West Virginia beginning on and after July 1, 2022.

State Legislation 2021

At least 33 states have introduced 80 pieces of legislation addressing DST in 2021. Of those, at least six states—Alabama, Georgia, Maine, Minnesota, Mississippi and Montana—have enacted legislation. Most of the proposed measures would establish DST as the official time year-round, subject to an authorizing federal law and in some cases contingent on surrounding states enacting similar legislation.

The map shows pending, enacted and failed bills in 2021.

Daylight Saving Time 2021 Laws, Bills and Resolutions
State Bill Number Prime Sponsor Status Summary
Alabama HB 321 (2021) Kitchens (R-27) Failed Establishes DST as the official time year-round, subject to congressional authorization.

HB 576 (2021)

Whorton (R-22) Failed Establishes DST as the official time year-round, subject to congressional authorization.
SB 388 (2021) Livingston (R-008) Enacted (5/13/21) Adopts DST year-round, subject to congressional authorization.
Alaska HB 31 (2021) Ortiz (I-36) Pending Establishes DST as the official time year-round, subject to congressional authorization on or before Dec. 31, 2030.
Arkansas HB 1017 (2021) Rye (R-54) Failed Establishes DST as the official time year-round, subject to congressional authorization.
Connecticut HB 5459 (2021 Vail (R-052) Failed Requires the state to adopt Atlantic Standard Time upon the enactment of legislation in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New York adopting said time and federal approval of the change.
HB 5877 (2021) Phipps (D-100) Failed Requires the state to adopt Atlantic Standard Time upon the enactment of legislation in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New York adopting said time and federal approval of the change.
Georgia HB 44 2021 Cantrell (R-22) Pending Establishes DST as the official time year-round, subject to congressional authorization.
SB 13 2021 Watson (R-1) Pending Provides for the holding of a nonbinding, advisory referendum election to determine whether the qualified electors of the state desire to continue the advancement of time from standard time to DST or to observe standard time or DST year-round.
SB 12 2021 Watson (R-1) Pending

Provides that the state shall at all times observe the standard time of the United States.

Exempts the state from daylight saving advancement of time provisions of the U.S. Code.

SB 100 2021 Watson (R-1)

Enacted

(4/21/21)

Establishes DST as the official time year-round, subject to congressional authorization.
Illinois HB 216 2021 Niemerg (R-109) Pending Provides that DST shall be the year-round standard time of the entire state.
HB 2609 2021 Butler (R-87) Pending

Provides that the state is exempt from the provisions of the federal Uniform Time Act that establish DST.

HB 3321 2021 Welter (R-75) Pending  
HB 2946 2021 Morgan (D-58) Pending

Establishes DST as the official time year-round.

HB 3527 2021 Zalewski (D-23) Pending  
HB 2982 2021 Morrison (R-54) Pending  
HR 118 2021 Sosnowski (R-69) Pending Urges Congress to enact permanent DST.
Iowa SF 8 2021 Zaun (R-20) Pending Establishes DST as the official time in the state throughout the year.
SF 335 2021 Senate State Government Committee Pending

Establishes DST as the official time in the state throughout the year.

Takes effect when the states of Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin have all adopted DST as the official time throughout the year or enacted legislation substantially similar to this bill prior to July 1, 2031.

Kansas HB 2060 2021 House Federal and State Affairs Committee Pending Establishes DST as the official time year-round, subject to congressional authorization.
HCR 5008 2021 Francis (R-125) Pending Urges Congress to extend DST throughout the year for the whole nation.
Maine LD 826 (2021) Bennett (R-19) Enacted Directs the University of Maine system to study the potential effects of the state adopting Atlantic Standard Time.
Maryland HB 1013 2021 Crosby (D-29B) Failed

Establishes DST as the official time year-round, subject to congressional authorization.

Makes the law contingent on similar legislation being enacted by all of the states and the District of Columbia.

SB 840 2021 Ready (R-5) Failed Establishes DST as the official time year-round, subject to congressional authorization.
Massachusetts SB 2073 (2021) Keenan (D-Norfolk; Plymouth) Pending Establishes Atlantic Standard Time as the standard time and exempts the state from the change to DST.
Michigan HB 4052 2021 Hoitenga (R-102) Pending

Establishes DST as the official time year-round, subject to congressional authorization.

Becomes effective upon similar laws passed regarding permanently observing DST in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

SB 231 (2021) Irwin (D-18) Pending

Establishes DST as the official time year-round.

Becomes effective subject to congressional authorization and when Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania have adopted year-round DST observance.

Minnesota SF 2a 2021 Kiffmeyer (R-30)

Enacted

(6/30/21)

Provides for advanced standard time, also known as DST, year-round effective upon authorization by federal law.
HF 72 2021 Freiberg (DFL-45B) Pending

Establishes DST as the official time year-round, subject to congressional authorization.

SF 149 2021 Kiffmeyer (R-30) Pending  
SF 1831 (2021) Kiffmeyer (R-30) Failed Authorizes the state to observe advanced standard time year-round.
Mississippi SCR 506 2021 Blackwell (R-19) Adopted Expresses the intent of the Mississippi Legislature to observe DST year-round.
HB 269 2021 Zuber (R-113) Failed

Establishes DST as the official time year-round, subject to congressional authorization.

HB 494 2021 Byrd (R-104) Failed  
HB 1062 2021 Arnold (R-3) Failed  
HCR 28 2021 Arnold (R-3) Failed Urges Congress to enact legislation to allow states to observe DST year-round.
Missouri HB 617 2021 Rogers (D-18) Failed

Establishes the “Daylight Saving as New Standard Time Pact,” consisting of Missouri and any other state desiring to abstain from observing DST.

Provides that in the year in which at least 20 states have passed legislation entering those states into the Daylight Saving as New Standard Time Pact, each state shall switch clocks to daylight saving for the last time and DST shall be eliminated.

HB 780 2021 Rogers (D-18) Failed States that Missouri will observe Central Standard Time and not DST regardless of what federal law requires.
HB 822 2021 O’Donnell (R-95) Failed

Establishes the Daylight Saving as New Standard Time Pact, consisting of Missouri and any other state seeking to change permanently to DST.

Exempts the state from DST provisions under federal law.

Provides that in the year in which two states bordering Missouri join the pact, each state will permanently change its clocks to DST, and this time will become the standard time.

HB 848 2021 Sander (R-33) Failed

Establishes the Daylight Saving as New Standard Time Pact, consisting of this state and any other state desiring to abstain from observation of daylight saving time.

Exempts the state from DST provisions under federal law.

Provides that in the year in which a majority of states bordering Missouri have passed legislation entering those states into the pact, each state will switch clocks to daylight saving for the last time and DST will be eliminated.

Montana HB 254 (2021) McNally (D)

Enacted

(5/10/21)

Authorizes year-round Mountain Daylight Time contingent on approval by U.S. DOT or Congress and similar action in other states. Exempts the state and its political subdivisions from Mountain Standard Time
HB 538 2021 Duram (R-2) Failed Provides that the state is exempt from the provisions of the federal Uniform Time Act that establish DST.
Nebraska LB 283 2021 Briese (NP-41) Pending Establishes DST as the official time year-round, subject to congressional authorization or any order of the U.S. secretary of transportation or are no longer in conflict with the laws of the United States or any order of the U.S. secretary of transportation and if three adjacent states adopt laws for a single year-round standard of time.
Nevada SB 153 (2021) Hardy (R-12) Failed To the extent not inconsistent with federal law or if otherwise authorized by federal law, the state of Nevada and all political subdivisions thereof shall observe Pacific Daylight Time as the standard time for the entire calendar year.
New Hampshire HB 85 2021 Yokela (R-Rockingham 33) Failed Provides that New Hampshire will use Atlantic Standard Time throughout the calendar year if Massachusetts and Maine also move to AST.
New Jersey SB 420 2020 Turner (D-15) Failed Adjourned

Establishes DST as the official time year-round, subject to congressional authorization.

AB 3868 2020 Wimberly (D-35) Failed Adjourned  
New Mexico SB 102 2021 Pirtle (R-32) Failed-Adjourned Establishes DST as the official time year-round, subject to congressional authorization.
SM 27 (2021) Pirtle (R-32) Failed-Adjourned Urges Congress to support permanent DST nationwide.
New York SB 1876 2021 Skoufis (D-39) Pending

Directs the secretary of state to develop and submit an application to the federal government requesting that New York observe Atlantic Standard Time.

Becomes effective upon the passage of similar legislation in Connecticut, New Jersey and Pennsylvania regarding a switch to Atlantic Standard Time.

AB 3837 2021 Vanel (D-33) Pending Establishes a task force on DST to study the effects of New York opting out of DST.
SB 3813 2021 Griffo (R-47) Pending Establishes DST as the official time year-round, subject to congressional authorization.
AB 5791 2021 Morinello (R-145) Pending

Provides that the state is exempt from the provisions of the federal Uniform Time Act that establish DST.

Takes effect Jan. 1, 2024.

AB 7258 (2021) Zebrowski (D-096) Pending Directs the secretary of state to develop and submit an application to the federal government requesting that New York observe Atlantic Standard Time. The law would only take effect if Connecticut, New Jersey and Pennsylvania pass similar legislation.
North Carolina SB 39 2021 Sawyer (R-34) Pending

Establishes DST as the official time year-round, subject to congressional authorization.

HB 307 (2021) Saine (R-97) Pending  
North Dakota HB 1321 2021 Devlin (R-23) Failed Would have exempted the state from establishing DST.
SB 2201 2021 Heitkamp (R-26) Failed

Establishes DST as the official time year-round, subject to congressional authorization.

Becomes effective subject to congressional authorization and when Minnesota, Montana and South Dakota each have commenced the observance of DST year-round as the standard time.

HB 1371 2021 Devlin (R-23) Failed  
Ohio SCR 8 2020 Roegner (R-27) Enacted Urges Congress to enact the Sunshine Protection Act, which would permanently extend daylight saving time.
Oklahoma SB 381 2021 Boren (D-16) Pending Establishes DST as the official time year-round, subject to congressional authorization.
HB 1660 2021 West (R-54) Pending

Establishes DST as the official time year-round.

States the standard time in Oklahoma shall be known as Central Daylight Time.

SB 843 2021 Stephens (R-3) Pending  
Pennsylvania HB 335 2021 Mackenzie (R-134) Pending Establishes DST as the official time year-round, subject to congressional authorization.
HB 846 (2021) Diamond (R-102) Pending

Prohibits the use of DST.

SB 384 (2021) Boscola (D-18) Pending  
SR 36 (2021) Martin (R-13) Pending Urges Congress to extend DST throughout the year across the country.
South Carolina HB 3111 2021 Chumley (R-35) Pending

Establishes DST as the official time year-round.

Directs the state’s attorney general to request a federal waiver from the U.S. secretary of transportation.

South Dakota HB 1214 2021 Hoffman (R-23) Failed Establishes DST as the official time year-round, subject to congressional authorization.
Texas SJR 13 2021 Zaffirini (D-21) Failed Proposes a constitutional amendment abolishing DST in the state.
HB 1405 2021 Larson (R-122) Failed

Authorizes a statewide referendum allowing voters to indicate a preference for observing standard time year-round or observing DST year-round.

SB 471 2021 Menendez (D-26) Failed  
HJR 78 2021 Larson (R-122) Failed

Proposes a constitutional amendment authorizing a statewide referendum allowing voters to indicate a preference for observing standard time year-round or observing DST year-round.

SJR 30 2021 Menendez (D-26) Failed  
HB 1896 2021 Schofield (R-132) Failed Establishes DST as the official time year-round, subject to congressional authorization.
HJR 94 2021 Schofield (R-132) Failed Proposes a constitutional amendment requiring the state to observe DST-round, if authorized by federal law.
HB 73 a (2021) Schofield (R-132) Failed Requires the state, acting as authorized under federal law, to observe DST year-round. Applies to portions of state using central standard time and mountain standard time.
HJR 3 a (2021) Schofield (R-132) Failed Proposes a constitutional amendment requiring the state to observe daylight saving time year-round.
HB 123 c 2021 Larson (R-122) Failed Relates to observing standard time year-round or observing daylight saving time year-round based on the results of a statewide referendum.
HJR 17 c (2021) Larson (R-122) Failed Proposes a constitutional amendment relating to observing standard time year-round or observing daylight saving time year-round based on the results of a statewide referendum.
Vermont HB 168 2021 Burditt (R-Rutland-2) Pending

Exempts the state from observing DST.

Becomes effective on Jan. 1 of the year following the adoption of year-round “U.S. Eastern Standard Time” in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.

Virginia HJR 541 2021 McNamara (R-8) Failed Requests the commonwealth’s secretary of commerce and trade to study the effects of DST on the commonwealth.
Wyoming HB 71 2021 Bear (R-31) Failed

Provides the year-round observed time of the state is Mountain Standard Time.

Exempts all areas of the state from Mountain Daylight Time.

State Legislation 2020

In the last three years, 13 states have enacted legislation to provide for year-round daylight saving time, if Congress were to allow such a change, and in some cases, if surrounding states enact the same legislation. Full-time DST is not currently allowed by federal law and would require an act of Congress to make a change.

In 2020, at least 32 states considered 86 pieces of legislation, and seven states—Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana, Ohio, South Carolina, Utah and Wyoming—enacted legislation. All of these would establish DST as the official time year-round, subject to an authorizing federal law and in some cases contingent on surrounding states enacting the same legislation.

The map shows enacted bills in 2020.

State Legislation 2019-2020

Six states—Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York and Ohio—considered 20 pieces of legislation related to Daylight Saving Time (DST), including “carryover” bills from 2019 and 2020 introductions. Additionally, at least three states—Arkansas, South Carolina and Texas— pre-filed legislation for 2021 related to DST.

Daylight Saving Time 2019 and 2020 Laws, Bills and Resolutions
State Bill Number Prime Sponsor Status Summary
Alabama

HB 215

(2020)

Weaver Failed-Adjourned

Establishes DST as the official time year-round, subject to congressional authorization.

Arkansas

HB 1017

(2021)

Rye Pre-filed

Establishes DST as the official time year-round, subject to congressional authorization.

Alaska HB 43 2019 Rauscher Failed-Adjourned

Creates an exemption from federal law regarding observation of DST.

Provides that the Alaska Legislature petitions the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to hold public hearings in the state on:

Changing time zones. Or

Placing the state within the “Pacific Standard Time Zone.”

HB 173 2019 Eastman Failed-Adjourned

Establishes DST as the official time year-round, subject to an authorizing federal law.

HB 292 2020 Ortiz Failed-Adjourned

Establishes DST as the official time year-round, subject to an authorizing federal law.

California AB 7 2019 Chu Failed

Establishes DST as the official time year-round, subject to an authorizing federal law.

AJR 33 2020 Chu Failed

Urges Congress and the President to enact legislation that would allow a state to adopt DST year-round.

Colorado SB 105 2020 Scott Failed-Adjourned

Establishes DST as the official time year-round, subject to congressional authorization.

SM 1 2020 Bridges and Scott Failed-Adjourned

Urges Congress to repeal the federal law establishing the annual advancement of time known as “Daylight Saving Time” and leave the U.S. on standard time year-round.

Georgia HR 1240 2020 Cantrell

Adopted

(3/9/2020)

Urges the federal government to allow states to switch to permanent DST.

SB 351 2020 Watson

Failed

Adjourned

Directs the Secretary of State to conduct a referendum asking voters to select one of the following at the next general election:

N. 1. The state shall continue to observe the current system of switching between standard time and DST twice a year.

N. 2. The state shall not observe DST.

N. 3. The state shall observe DST year-round if authorized by Congress.

HB 628 2019 Cantrell Failed-Adjourned

Creates an exemption from federal law regarding observation of DST.

Provides that the state shall observe the standard time of the United States.

HB 630 2019 Cantrell Failed-Adjourned

Establishes DST as the official time year-round, subject to congressional authorization.

HB 709 2019 Cantrell Failed-Adjourned

Directs the state Secretary of State to conduct a referendum asking voters to select one of the following at the next general election:

N. 1. The state shall continue to observe the current system of switching between standard time and DST twice a year.

N. 2. The state shall observe standard time year-round.

N. 3. The state shall observe daylight saving time year-round if authorized by Congress.

Idaho SB 1267 2020

State Affairs Committee

(Chair Lodge)

2020 Idaho Sess. Laws, Ch. 145

Provides that if the state of Washington establishes DST as the permanent time of the state, then those areas in the state of Idaho that are in the “Pacific Time Zone” shall also make DST their permanent time.

SB 1386 2020

State Affairs Committee

(Chair Lodge)

Failed-Adjourned

States that areas of Idaho in the “Mountain Time Zone” will follow “Mountain Daylight Saving Time” year-round at such time Utah establishes DST as the permanent time of the state.

HB 358 2020

State Affairs Committee

(Chair Lodge)

Failed-Adjourned

Creates an exemption from federal law regarding observation of DST.

Illinois SB 533 2019 Manar Failed-Adjourned

Establishes DST as the official time year-round.

Specifies that such time shall be established, “notwithstanding how time is advanced pursuant to the federal Uniform Time Act of 1966.”

HB 3837 2019 Skillicorn Failed-Adjourned

Establishes DST as the official time year-round.

Specifies that such time shall be established, “notwithstanding how time is advanced pursuant to the federal Uniform Time Act of 1966.”

HB 3821 2019 Grant Failed-Adjourned

Creates an exemption from federal law regarding observation of DST.

HB 4935 2020 Welter Failed-Adjourned

Creates an exemption from federal law regarding observation of DST.

HB 4219 2020 Sosnowski Failed-Adjourned

Establishes DST as the official time year-round.

HR 750 2020 Sosnowski Failed-Adjourned

Urges Congress to enact permanent DST.

Iowa SF 2020 2020 Bolkcom Failed-Adjourned

Establishes “Central Standard Time” as the official time year-round.

SF 2077 2020 Zaun Failed-Adjourned

Establishes DST as the official time year-round.

HF 2059 2020 Sexton Failed-Adjourned

Establishes DST as the official time year-round.

SF 2282 2020

State Government Committee

(Chair Smith)

Failed-Adjourned

Establishes DST as the official time year-round.

HF 2560 2020

State Government Committee

(Chair Smith)

Failed-Adjourned

Establishes DST as the official time year-round.

HF 71 2019 Sexton Failed-Adjourned

Establishes DST as the official time year-round.

Kansas HB 2422 2020 Williams Failed-Adjourned

Establishes “Central Daylight Saving Time” as the official time year-round.

Directs the state Secretary of State to monitor the enactment of any federal law that permits the year-round observation of “Central DST.”

HB 2008 2019 Williams Failed-Adjourned

Creates an exemption from federal law regarding observation of DST.

Kentucky HB 19 2020 Rowland Failed-Adjourned

Establishes DST as the official time year-round, subject to congressional authorization.

Directs the state Secretary of Transportation to monitor federal legislation and to certify the date of any legislation authorizing states to observe DST on a year-round basis.

HCR 53 2020 Reed Failed-Adjourned

Urges Congress to allow states to permanently adopt DST.

HB 352 2020 Rudy Amendment Failed

Establishes DST as the official time year-round.

Louisiana HB 132 2020 Horton

Enacted

(6/9/2020)

Establishes DST as the official time year-round, subject to an authorizing federal law.

HB 134 2020 Mack Failed-Adjourned

Establishes DST as the official time year-round, subject to an authorizing federal law.

Maine HP 659 2019 Bailey Enacted

This bill requires the State to observe so-called eastern daylight saving time year-round if the United States Congress authorizes states to do so.

Maryland SB 517 2020 Ready Failed-Adjourned

Establishes DST as the official time year-round, subject to an authorizing federal law.

HB 1610 2020 Crosby Failed-Adjourned

Establishes DST as the official time year-round, subject to an authorizing federal law.

Massachusetts SB 1869 2019 Jehlen Failed-Adjourned

Directs the Governor to annually issue a proclamation setting apart the second week of March as “Massachusetts Sleep Awareness Week,” and the Sunday at the beginning of “Daylight Savings Time,” and recommend that such week be properly observed as a period of special attention to the problems of sleep deprivation and fatigue.

HB 2766 2019 Provost Failed-Adjourned

Directs the Governor to annually issue a proclamation setting apart the second week of March as “Massachusetts Sleep Awareness Week,” and the Sunday at the beginning of “Daylight Savings Time,” and recommend that such week be properly observed as a period of special attention to the problems of sleep deprivation and fatigue.

SB 1870 2019 Keenan Failed-Adjourned

Creates an exemption from federal law regarding observation of DST.

Specifies that the standard time within the state shall be the time known and designated by federal law as “Atlantic Standard Time.”

Michigan HB 4303 2019 Hoitenga Failed-Adjourned

Creates an exemption from federal law regarding observation of DST.

Directs the Governor to petition U.S. DOT to place the state within the “Eastern Standard Time Zone.”

Minnesota SF 475 2019 Kiffemeyer Failed-Adjourned

Creates an exemption from federal law regarding observation of DST.

SF 1416 2019 Kiffemeyer Failed-Adjourned

Establishes DST as the official time year-round, subject to an authorizing federal law.

HF 1397 2019 Freiberg Failed-Adjourned

Establishes DST as the official time year-round, subject to an authorizing federal law.

SF 2896 2019 Kiffemeyer Failed-Adjourned

Urges the President and Congress of the United States to adopt the federal Sunshine Protection Act, which would make DST the permanently established time year-round.

Mississippi SB 2041 2020 Blackwell Failed

Creates the “Mississippi Daylight Protection Act,” providing legislative intent that DST shall be the year-round standard time for the entire state, subject to congressional authorization.

HB 230 2020 Zuber Failed

Establishes DST as the official time year-round, subject to an authorizing federal law.

HB 430 2020 Arnold Failed

Establishes DST as the official time year-round, subject to an authorizing federal law.

HB 787 2020 Newman Failed

Establishes DST as the official time year-round, subject to an authorizing federal law.

HB 514 2020 Ladner Failed

Creates an exemption from federal law regarding observation of DST.

HCR 17 2020 Arnold Failed

Urges Congress to allow states to enact legislation that that would establish DST as the standard time throughout the calendar year.

SCR 562 Blackwell Failed

Expresses the intent of the legislature that DST shall be the year-round standard time.

Missouri HB 1356 2020 Remole Failed-Adjourned

Establishes the “Daylight Saving as New Standard Time Pact,” consisting of Missouri and any other state seeking to permanently change DST to a new standard time.

Provides that in the year in which at least 20 states passed legislation, each state will switch clocks to DST for the last time and DST will be eliminated.

Creates an exemption from federal law regarding observation of DST.

Specifies that the time known as “DST” will be the standard time.

Nebraska LB 1015 2020 Briese Failed-Adjourned

Establishes DST as the official time year-round, subject to congressional authorization or an approval from U.S. DOT and if two (2) other states enact a single standard of time year-round.

New Jersey SB 420 2020 Turner Pending

Establishes DST as the official time year-round, subject to congressional authorization.

Provides that the standing time of the state shall be considered “Eastern Daylight Time.”

AB 3868 2020 Wimberly Pending

Establishes DST as the official time year-round, subject to congressional authorization.

Provides that the standing time of the state shall be considered “Eastern Daylight Time.”

New Mexico SB 272 2020 Pirtle Failed-Adjourned

Creates the “Interstate-Interjurisdiction Mountain Time Zone Permanent Daylight Saving Time Compact (Compact).”

Outlines eligibility to join the Compact, including designating an official of notice in each member’s enacting statute.

Establishes “Mountain Daylight Saving Time” as the official time year-round.

New York

SB 9077 2020

Griffo Failed-Adjourned

Establishes DST as the official time year-round, subject to congressional authorization.

SB 7080 2020 Skoufis Failed-Adjourned

Establishes “Atlantic Time” as the official time year-round.

SB 7230 2020 Little Failed-Adjourned

Establishes DST as the official time year-round.

Specifies that such time shall be established, “notwithstanding how time is advanced pursuant to the federal Uniform Time Act of 1966.”

SB 3928 2019 Seward Failed-Adjourned

Establishes a DST Task Force to study the effects of the state opting out of DST.

AB 1690 2019 Vanel Failed-Adjourned

Establishes a DST Task Force to study the effects of the state opting out of DST.

AB 6622 2019 Morinello Failed-Adjourned

Creates an exemption from federal law regarding observation of DST.

Prohibits political subdivisions and state entities from using any other standard time.

North Carolina HB 350 2019 Saine Failed-Adjourned

Establishes DST as the official time year-round, subject to congressional authorization.

Ohio SB 119 2019 Roegner and Peterson Failed-Adjourned

Creates an exemption from federal law regarding observation of DST.

Prohibits courts, public offices, state entities and political subdivisions from using any other standard time.

SCR 8 2019 Roegner and Peterson Adopted

Urges Congress to enact the federal Sunshine Protection Act, which would permanently extend DST nationwide.

Oklahoma HB 2868 2020 Pae Failed-Adjourned

Creates an exemption from federal law regarding observation of DST.

Establishes “Central Standard Time” as the official time year-round.

HB 3878 2020 Brewer Failed-Adjourned

Creates an exemption from federal law regarding observation of DST.

Establishes “Central Standard Time” as the official time year-round.

HB 1117 2019 West Failed-Adjourned

Creates an exemption from federal law regarding observation of DST.

Provides that the state elects to use “Central Standard Time” as the official time year-round.

Pennsylvania SB 774 2019 Boscola Failed-Adjourned

Provides that the uniform legal standard time of the Commonwealth shall be “Atlantic Standard Time” and that DST shall not be used.

SR 179 2019 Martin Failed-Adjourned

Urges Congress to extend DST throughout the entire year across the country.

HB 825 2019 Diamond Failed-Adjourned

Provides that the uniform standard time of the Commonwealth shall be “Eastern Standard Time” and that DST shall not be used as a standard of time.

HB 1462 2019 Mackenzie Failed-Adjourned

Establishes DST as the official time year-round, subject to congressional authorization.

South Carolina SB 11 2019 Peeler

2020 S.C.

Act 113

(2/7/2020)

Provides that the South Carolina General Assembly intends for DST to be used as the year-round official time of the state, subject to congressional authorization.

HB 3111 2021 Chumley Pre-filed

Establishes DST as the official time year-round,

Directs the state’s attorney general to request a waiver from U.S. DOT. If such a waiver is denied, the law would become null and void ten days later.

HB 3335 2019 Clemmons Failed-Adjourned

Provides that the South Carolina General Assembly intends for DST to be used as the year-round official time of the state, subject to congressional authorization.

HB 4658 2020 Chumley Failed-Adjourned

Refers a ballot question asking, “Do you favor the Attorney General of South Carolina requesting a waiver from the United States Secretary of Transportation in order to permit and approve South Carolina to observe daylight saving time year-round and no longer observe standard time?”

If approved by voters, directs the state Attorney General to request a waiver from U.S. DOT to permit the state to observe DST year-round.

HB 3018 2019 Clemmons Failed-Adjourned

Urges Congress to extend observation of DST on a year-round basis.

HB 3246 2019 Chumley Failed-Adjourned

Establishes DST as the official time year-round.

Directs the state Attorney General to request a waiver from U.S. DOT, providing, however, that the provisions nullify if the waiver is not approved.

South Dakota HB 1085 2020 Greenfield Failed

Establishes DST as the official time year-round, subject to an authorizing federal law.

Texas SJR 13 2021 Zaffirini Pre-filed

Abolishes DST in the state, effective Nov. 6, 2022.

Takes effect on the adoption of the constitutional amendment by the voters.

Utah SB 59 2020 Harper

Enacted

(3/28/2020)

Subject to congressional authorization to allow states to observe DST year-round, places the state on “Mountain Daylight Time.”

Contains a contingent effective date by specifying that at least four other western states (e.g., Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington or Wyoming) must also enact similar legislation.

Vermont HB 559 2020 Yacovone Failed-Adjourned

Creates an exemption from federal law regarding observation of DST, providing that the standard time shall be, “U.S. Standard Eastern Time.”

HB 10 2019 Young Failed-Adjourned

Establishes DST as the official time year-round, subject to congressional authorization.

Provides that the new time may be designated as, “U.S. Eastern Daylight Saving Time.”

Washington HB 1196 (2019) House Cmte on Appropriations Enacted (5/8/19)

Allows for the observation of year-round DST if federal law changes to allow the state to do so.

SB 5139 2019 Honeyford

Failed-Adjourned

Establishes DST as the official time year-round, subject to congressional authorization.

Requires a review of the potential impact the time zone has on communities to determine if the state should seek authorization from U.S. DOT to be in “Mountain Standard Time” on a year-round basis.

SB 5140 2019 Honeyford Failed-Adjourned

Provides that if Congress amends the law to allow states to observe DST year-round, it is the intent of the Washington Legislature that DST will be the official year-round standard of time.

Requires a review of the impacts the state time zone and DST have on commerce.

SB 5250 2019 Mullet Failed-Adjourned

Establishes DST as the official time year-round, subject to both congressional authorization and approval by voters at the next general election.

West Virginia SB 106 2020 Cline Failed-Adjourned

Establishes DST as the official time year-round.

Wyoming HB 44 2020 Laursen 2020 Wyo. Sess. Laws, Ch. 134

Establishes DST as the official time year-round, subject to congressional authorization and enactment of laws in at least four “western states” (Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming) to place all or a portion of the state on year-round DST.

Exempts the state from “Mountain Standard Time.”

Requires the governor to inform the management council of the legislature regarding the date the bill takes effect.

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