Proposed change for new U. S. law; also, what about Indiana?
enf at pobox.com
Wed Aug 17 00:50:24 UTC 2005
On Tue, Aug 16, 2005 at 05:09:17PM -0700, Paul Eggert wrote:
> (Speaking of which, what is the story on Indiana?
> says that Indiana will observe DST starting next year. Is that really
The Indiana bill is SB 127, online at
SENATE ENROLLED ACT No. 127
AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning time.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SECTION 1. IC 1-1-8.1-3 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION
TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE]: Sec. 3. The state supports
the county executive of any county that seeks to change the time zone
in which the county is located under the procedures established by
SECTION 2. THE FOLLOWING ARE REPEALED [EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2006]:
IC 1-1-8.1-1; IC 1-1-8.1-2.
SECTION 3. [EFFECTIVE UPON PASSAGE] (a) The governor and the general
assembly hereby petition the United States Department of Transportation
to initiate proceedings under the Uniform Time Act of 1966 to hold
hearings in the appropriate locations in Indiana on the issue of the
location of the boundary between the Central Time Zone and the
Eastern Time Zone in Indiana.
(b) The governor and the general assembly advise the United States
Department of Transportation that any administrative action to change
the time zone boundary in response to the petition contained in this
SECTION should not change the time zone for any of the following
(1) Any Indiana county currently located in the Central Time Zone,
which should remain in the Central Time Zone.
(2) Clark County, which should remain in the Eastern Time Zone.
(3) Dearborn County, which should remain in the Eastern Time Zone.
(4) Floyd County, which should remain in the Eastern Time Zone.
(5) Harrison County, which should remain in the Eastern Time Zone.
(6) Ohio County, which should remain in the Eastern Time Zone.
(c) To implement this SECTION, the governor shall, not later than
ten (10) days after the governor files this act with the secretary
of state, send a copy of this act along with any other necessary
documentation prescribed by the United States Department of Transportation
to the appropriate official of the United States Department of
(d) This SECTION expires July 1, 2007.
SECTION 4. An emergency is declared for this act.
The sections repealed are:
Chapter 8.1. Standard Time
Exemption from daylight savings time
Sec. 1. This state hereby exempts itself from observation of
advanced time between 2 a.m. of the first Sunday in April and 2 a.m.
of the last Sunday in October in each calendar year.
(Formerly: Acts 1972, P.L.7, SEC.1.) As amended by P.L.3-1989, SEC.1.
Exemption; central time zone area
Sec. 2. In the event that the Congress of the United States or
the Department of Transportation should permit any state which is
divided by a time zone line to exempt less than a whole state from
the observance of advanced or Daylight Savings Time, then in such
event this chapter shall not apply to that portion of the State
of Indiana that is in the Central Time Zone.
(Formerly: Acts 1972, P.L.7, SEC.1.)
it was signed into law May 13, 2005.
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