Wisconsin's variation of CDT

Jonathan Jonathan
Wed Jul 13 23:14:41 UTC 2011

On Wednesday, April 26 2006, "Larry M. Smith" wrote to "tz at lecserver.nci.nih.gov" saying:

> I have documentation for Wisconsin's variation of CDT.
> http://www.legis.state.wi.us/statutes/Stat0175.pdf;

The federal Uniform Time Act explicitly says

    b. State laws superseded
    It is hereby declared that it is the express intent of Congress by this
    section to supersede any and all laws of the States or political
    subdivisions thereof insofar as they may now or hereafter provide for
    advances in time or changeover dates different from those specified in
    this section.

So Federal law supersedes any Wisconsin rules since the Uniform Time Act was passed in 1966.  (I imagine a bar owner could successfully challenge their ticket in court.)

Jonathan Lennox
lennox at cs.columbia.edu

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