This suggested text may be used freely by lawmakers, as is or amended, to end Daylight Saving Time in the quickest, safest, and healthiest way possible.

BILL TO END DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME BY PERMANENT STANDARD TIME

An act to amend the Government Code in relation to the state’s computation of time; to provide that the state shall at all times observe the Standard Time of the United States; to exempt the state from the advancement of clocks to Daylight Saving Time; to declare the urgency thereof; to provide an effective date; to repeal any conflicting laws; and to urge neighboring states to enact similar law.

WHEREAS Standard Time as currently defined by federal law provides a practical approximation of natural solar…


2020 December 2

The Honorable Gavin Newsom
Governor of California
1303 10th Street, Suite 1173
Sacramento, California 95814

Re: Restore permanent Standard Time to fight COVID-19 and wildfires.

Dear Governor Newsom,

Thank you for your courageous leadership in addressing COVID-19 and wildfires this year. As an additional step that is easy, inexpensive, and necessary to take, please cancel California’s upcoming clock change to Daylight Saving Time (DST) and restore permanent Standard Time as soon as possible. Permanent Standard Time is recommended by millions of scientists, doctors, and teachers to assure better sleep, immunity, public health, and public safety.[AASM][CSC][ESRS][RIVM][SRBR]

Sleep is an essential component to viral immunity,[Borrmann][Meira] and for years the CDC has described sleep deprivation as a nationwide epidemic.[Jin] Changing clocks to DST each spring acutely deprives sleep. Leaving clocks on DST all summer chronically deprives sleep (at an estimated average of 19 minutes nightly). DST’s sleep deprivation manifests as accidents, diseases (certain cancers estimated to increase 12–36%), lower school grades, lower wages (estimated to decrease 3–5%), shorter lifespans, and increased healthcare costs.[AASM]​[Borisenkov]​[Borrmann][CSC][Curtis][ESRS][Gibson][Giuntella][Gu][Jenkins]​[Juda]​[RIVM]​[Roenneberg]​[SRBR]​[Watson] Permanent Standard Time is a necessary measure in defeating COVID-19. …


Over 15 months, Scott Yates has written at least 28 false or defamatory tweets against my personal character (linked, quoted, and disproved below). He has written two blog posts of 4,000 words that make dozens of false and defamatory claims against my personal character (screenshot, linked, quoted, and disproved below). He has continually asked me repeated questions, and he has continually refused the answers.

I have written nothing of Scott’s character on Twitter. I have written no blog posts or any other public statements about Scott. …


An open letter to all California legislators, submitted electronically to each state senator and assemblymember on 2021 January 12–14. Linked references to inline citations are listed at the end.

Dear Honorable Legislator,

Thank you for your commitment to improving the health, safety, and education of all Californians. I humbly write on behalf of my nonprofit campaign to ask you author an emergency bill to opt the state out of Daylight Saving Time (DST)’s “spring forward”. …


2020 December 16

The Honorable Kristi Noem
Governor of South Dakota
500 East Capitol Avenue
Pierre, South Dakota 57501

Re: Stop South Dakota’s “spring forward” to fight COVID-19 with better sleep/immunity.

Dear Governor Noem,

Thank you for your leadership in addressing COVID-19. As an additional step that is easy, inexpensive, and necessary, please cancel South Dakota’s upcoming clock change to Daylight Saving Time (DST) and restore permanent Standard Time in your state as soon as possible. Permanent Standard Time is recommended by millions of scientists, doctors, and teachers to assure better sleep, immunity, health, mood, safety, education, and economy.[AASM][CSC][ESRS][RIVM][SRBR]

Sleep is an essential component to viral immunity,[Borrmann][Meira] and for years the CDC has considered sleep deprivation to be a nationwide epidemic.[Jin] Springing clocks forward to DST acutely deprives sleep. Leaving clocks forward on DST chronically deprives sleep (at an estimated average of 19 minutes nightly). Sleep deprivation by DST’s circadian misalignment manifests as statistically significant increases in accidents, diseases, and healthcare costs, and as statistically significant decreases in education, productivity, and wages. Standard Time preserves morning sunlight, which humans need most to thrive.[AASM]​[Borisenkov]​[Borrmann][CSC][Curtis][ESRS][Gibson][Giuntella][Gu][Jenkins]​[Juda]​[RIVM]​[Roenneberg]​[SRBR]​[Watson] Permanent Standard Time is a necessary measure in defeating COVID-19. …


2020 December 16

The Honorable Steve Sisolak
Governor of Nevada
101 North Carson Street
Carson City, Nevada 89701

Re: Stop Nevada’s “spring forward” to fight COVID-19 with better sleep/immunity.

Dear Governor Sisolak,

Thank you for your leadership in addressing COVID-19. As an additional step that is easy, inexpensive, and necessary, please cancel Nevada’s upcoming clock change to Daylight Saving Time (DST) and restore permanent Standard Time in your state as soon as possible. Permanent Standard Time is recommended by millions of scientists, doctors, and teachers to assure better sleep, immunity, health, mood, safety, education, and economy.[AASM][CSC][ESRS][RIVM][SRBR]

Sleep is an essential component to viral immunity,[Borrmann][Meira] and for years the CDC has considered sleep deprivation to be a nationwide epidemic.[Jin] Springing clocks forward to DST acutely deprives sleep. Leaving clocks forward on DST chronically deprives sleep (at an estimated average of 19 minutes nightly). Sleep deprivation by DST’s circadian misalignment manifests as statistically significant increases in accidents, diseases, and healthcare costs, and as statistically significant decreases in education, productivity, and wages. Standard Time preserves morning sunlight, which humans need most to thrive.[AASM]​[Borisenkov]​[Borrmann][CSC][Curtis][ESRS][Gibson][Giuntella][Gu][Jenkins]​[Juda]​[RIVM]​[Roenneberg]​[SRBR]​[Watson] Permanent Standard Time is a necessary measure in defeating COVID-19. …


2020 December 16

The Honorable Doug Burgum
Governor of North Dakota
600 East Boulevard Avenue
Bismarck, North Dakota 58505-0100

Re: Stop North Dakota’s “spring forward” to fight COVID-19 with better sleep/immunity.

Dear Governor Burgum,

Thank you for your leadership in addressing COVID-19. As an additional step that is easy, inexpensive, and necessary, please cancel North Dakota’s upcoming clock change to Daylight Saving Time (DST) and restore permanent Standard Time in your state as soon as possible. Permanent Standard Time is recommended by millions of scientists, doctors, and teachers to assure better sleep, immunity, health, mood, safety, education, and economy.[AASM][CSC][ESRS][RIVM][SRBR]

Sleep is an essential component to viral immunity,[Borrmann][Meira] and for years the CDC has considered sleep deprivation to be a nationwide epidemic.[Jin] Springing clocks forward to DST acutely deprives sleep. Leaving clocks forward on DST chronically deprives sleep (at an estimated average of 19 minutes nightly). Sleep deprivation by DST’s circadian misalignment manifests as statistically significant increases in accidents, diseases, and healthcare costs, and as statistically significant decreases in education, productivity, and wages. Standard Time preserves morning sunlight, which humans need most to thrive.[AASM]​[Borisenkov]​[Borrmann][CSC][Curtis][ESRS][Gibson][Giuntella][Gu][Jenkins]​[Juda]​[RIVM]​[Roenneberg]​[SRBR]​[Watson] Permanent Standard Time is a necessary measure in defeating COVID-19. …


2020 December 16

The Honorable Steve Bullock
Governor of Montana
PO Box 200801
Helena, Montana 59620–0801

Re: Stop Montana’s “spring forward” to fight COVID-19 with better sleep/immunity.

Dear Governor Bullock,

Thank you for your leadership in addressing COVID-19. As an additional step that is easy, inexpensive, and necessary, please cancel Montana’s upcoming clock change to Daylight Saving Time (DST) and restore permanent Standard Time in your state as soon as possible. Permanent Standard Time is recommended by millions of scientists, doctors, and teachers to assure better sleep, immunity, health, mood, safety, education, and economy.[AASM][CSC][ESRS][RIVM][SRBR]

Sleep is an essential component to viral immunity,[Borrmann][Meira] and for years the CDC has considered sleep deprivation to be a nationwide epidemic.[Jin] Springing clocks forward to DST acutely deprives sleep. Leaving clocks forward on DST chronically deprives sleep (at an estimated average of 19 minutes nightly). Sleep deprivation by DST’s circadian misalignment manifests as statistically significant increases in accidents, diseases, and healthcare costs, and as statistically significant decreases in education, productivity, and wages. Standard Time preserves morning sunlight, which humans need most to thrive.[AASM]​[Borisenkov]​[Borrmann][CSC][Curtis][ESRS][Gibson][Giuntella][Gu][Jenkins]​[Juda]​[RIVM]​[Roenneberg]​[SRBR]​[Watson] Permanent Standard Time is a necessary measure in defeating COVID-19. …


2020 December 16

The Honorable Brad Little
Governor of Idaho
PO Box 83720
Boise, Idaho 83720

Re: Stop Idaho’s “spring forward” to fight COVID-19 with better sleep/immunity.

Dear Governor Little,

Thank you for your leadership in addressing COVID-19. As an additional step that is easy, inexpensive, and necessary, please cancel Idaho’s upcoming clock change to Daylight Saving Time (DST) and restore permanent Standard Time in your state as soon as possible. Permanent Standard Time is recommended by millions of scientists, doctors, and teachers to assure better sleep, immunity, health, mood, safety, education, and economy.[AASM][CSC][ESRS][RIVM][SRBR]

Sleep is an essential component to viral immunity,[Borrmann][Meira] and for years the CDC has considered sleep deprivation to be a nationwide epidemic.[Jin] Springing clocks forward to DST acutely deprives sleep. Leaving clocks forward on DST chronically deprives sleep (at an estimated average of 19 minutes nightly). Sleep deprivation by DST’s circadian misalignment manifests as statistically significant increases in accidents, diseases, and healthcare costs, and as statistically significant decreases in education, productivity, and wages. Standard Time preserves morning sunlight, which humans need most to thrive.[AASM]​[Borisenkov]​[Borrmann][CSC][Curtis][ESRS][Gibson][Giuntella][Gu][Jenkins]​[Juda]​[RIVM]​[Roenneberg]​[SRBR]​[Watson] Permanent Standard Time is a necessary measure in defeating COVID-19. …


2020 December 16

The Honorable Pete Ricketts
Governor of Nebraska
PO Box 94848
Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-4848

Re: Stop Nebraska’s “spring forward” to fight COVID-19 with better sleep/immunity.

Dear Governor Ricketts,

Thank you for your leadership in addressing COVID-19. As an additional step that is easy, inexpensive, and necessary, please cancel Nebraska’s upcoming clock change to Daylight Saving Time (DST) and restore permanent Standard Time in your state as soon as possible. Permanent Standard Time is recommended by millions of scientists, doctors, and teachers to assure better sleep, immunity, health, mood, safety, education, and economy.[AASM][CSC][ESRS][RIVM][SRBR]

Sleep is an essential component to viral immunity,[Borrmann][Meira] and for years the CDC has considered sleep deprivation to be a nationwide epidemic.[Jin] Springing clocks forward to DST acutely deprives sleep. Leaving clocks forward on DST chronically deprives sleep (at an estimated average of 19 minutes nightly). Sleep deprivation by DST’s circadian misalignment manifests as statistically significant increases in accidents, diseases, and healthcare costs, and as statistically significant decreases in education, productivity, and wages. Standard Time preserves morning sunlight, which humans need most to thrive.[AASM]​[Borisenkov]​[Borrmann][CSC][Curtis][ESRS][Gibson][Giuntella][Gu][Jenkins]​[Juda]​[RIVM]​[Roenneberg]​[SRBR]​[Watson] Permanent Standard Time is a necessary measure in defeating COVID-19. …

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Permanent #StandardTime is best for health, safety, kids, and workers. And it’s the quickest end to Daylight Saving Time (DST) clock change. Jay Pea, Founder

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