This suggested draft bill may be adopted or amended freely by lawmakers to exempt any state from DST and restore permanent Standard Time, as is federally pre-approved and best for health, safety, education, economy, environment, and civil liberty.
BILL TO OPT OUT OF DAYLIGHT SAVING 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 provide an effective date; to repeal any conflicting laws; to urge neighboring states to enact similar law; and to declare the urgency thereof.
WHEREAS Standard Time as currently defined by federal law provides a practical approximation of natural solar time;
WHEREAS changing clocks each year to Daylight Saving Time is unhealthy, unsafe, unpopular, and disruptive to education and to the economy;
WHEREAS the consensus of doctors, scientists, and experts in chronobiology, neurology, endocrinology, psychology, immunology, and other medical fields, and the consensus of teachers and children’s advocates, is that only permanent Standard Time provides the best and most practical conditions for the public’s sleep quality, physical health, mental well-being, roadway safety, workplace safety, workplace productivity, and learning capabilities;
WHEREAS history shows that only permanent Standard Time provides the most sustainable conditions for public support;
WHEREAS federal law permits states to opt out of Daylight Saving Time by observation of permanent Standard Time;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ENACTED, that:
The state, and all political subdivisions thereof, shall at all times observe the Standard Time of the United States, as provided by the Uniform Time Act of 1966 (15 USC Sections 261 through 263);
The state, and all political subdivisions thereof, shall be exempt from the advancement of time as provided by the Uniform Time Act of 1966 (15 USC Section 260a);
This act shall take effect at two o’clock antemeridian on the first Sunday of November in the year of its passage (unless passed into law during January or February, in which case it shall take effect immediately); [ALTERNATIVELY: This act shall take effect on January 1 of the year following its passage into law and following passage into law of legislation to opt out of Daylight Saving Time in the states of—LIST NEIGHBORS HERE;]
All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this act shall be repealed;
And the state shall urge its neighboring states to enact similar law as soon as possible;
This act is an urgency statute necessary for the preservation of public peace, health, and safety within the meaning of the state Constitution. Facts constituting necessity are as listed above.