End of daylight saving time inches closer in California

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  1. UPS4E

    UPS4E Member

    Who else hates daylight saving.

    End of daylight saving time inches closer in California


    June 14, 2018 01:50 PM

    Updated June 15, 2018 08:27 AM

    California voters may get a chance to weigh in on daylight saving time in November.

    The state Senate on Thursday approved a proposal to ask voters to repeal a 70-year-old initiative that set a biannual clock change in California and give lawmakers the power to adjust the time with a two-thirds vote.

    “If signed by the governor, the bill will bring California closer to abolishing the outdated practice of switching our clocks in the fall and spring," said Assemblyman Kansen Chu, D- San Jose, who introduced Assembly Bill 807.

    Foes of the practice shouldn't celebrate just yet. The state cannot officially end daylight saving time until next year, at the earliest. The process is best described as complicated and would require a second bill and federal approval, according to analysis from the Legislature.

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    AB 807 asks voters to repeal a 1949 ballot measure, the Daylight Saving Time Act, that established Standard Pacific Time in California. The older measure also required the state to advance the clock one hour on the last Sunday in April and set it back on the last Sunday of September. Voters later adjusted the fall back period to the last Sunday in October.

    Today California conforms with federal mandates on daylight saving time by setting the clock ahead on the second Sunday in March and back on the first Sunday in November. The state never changed the law, and AB 807, with voter approval, would alter the statute to match the current practice.

    The Assembly passed AB 807 last year and is expected to sign off again on amendments made in the Senate. Then the bill heads to Gov. Jerry Brown.

    Chu's ultimate goal is to stop the clock change altogether. He and others before him have argued that doing away with daylight saving time improves public health. But the state would have to jump through several additional hoops next year to officially scrap it.

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    AB 807 allows the Legislature to amend daylight saving time with a two-thirds vote in the future. If voters approve the ballot measure, Chu, or another lawmaker, would need to introduce a new bill to establish a permanent daylight saving time.

    The new proposal would have to clear the Senate and the Assembly and receive the governor's signature. Then Congress would have to take action to sanction the law an

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  2. Staydryitsraining

    Staydryitsraining Well-Known Member

    :censored2: California. Bahahahaha
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  3. UPS4E

    UPS4E Member

    Working in the dark sucks everywhere. We’re just trying to get ride of a stupid time change that makes no sense. But thanks for the great insight
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  4. Dulce Bombón

    Dulce Bombón I'm Legal Gringo! UPS Latina Heat! Haters ❤ me!

    Implement The Purge in California. Start with the "Kartrashian" please.

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  5. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Dumpster, INABAG

    I really hope someone fixes this for the whole country. What do we need it for?
  6. UPS4E

    UPS4E Member

    It was put up to legislation here in Ca and passed to set for a vote on a bill. Now we need everyone to vote.
    I guess it would start with your state officials
  7. brostalss

    brostalss Well-Known Member

    Californians were dumb enough to vote for the "High Speed Fail" (that will never get built) letting prisoners out early, reducing felonies to misdemeanors, now no bail is coming soon. We pay more for gas than in Hawaii. (The summer blend no one else uses) Sure why not.

    They'll use the same BS to trick people into voting for it. "It's for the kids"

    I can't wait to leave this god awful state.
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  8. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    I love DST. I have a feeling the people that don't like it are wimps that stay inside.
  9. Old Man Jingles

    Old Man Jingles Rat out of a cage

    I would vote to get rid of Standard time.
    I like Daylight time a lot more than standard.

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  11. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Dumpster, INABAG

    Isn't that what they’re doing?
  12. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Perhaps. Staff Member

    Let’s you play golf an hour later.

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    Move to Arizona.
  14. UPS4E

    UPS4E Member

    Wish it was that easy.
  15. Staydryitsraining

    Staydryitsraining Well-Known Member

    Oh god.
  16. Old Man Jingles

    Old Man Jingles Rat out of a cage

    Hell no!
    The state is already overrun with Cali ex-pats!
  17. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    The ones who didn't skip all the way over to Colorado?
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  18. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    I would LOVE it if Mn got rid of standard time and stuck with daylight time year round.

    I used to write a letter annually to my state rep and state senator. They used to respond, now they just send donation requests.

    I detest the fall back and spring ahead BS. Decide on a time and leave it.
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    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    Blame Ben Franklin.
  20. Future

    Future Victory Ride

    Lmao ...”now they just send donation requests”