[tz] Maryland permanent DST

Jacob Pratt jacob at jhpratt.dev
Fri Feb 18 08:17:00 UTC 2022

Given that the bills in various states all require Congressional action, I
would expect that Congress would set an "effective" date for a bill
permitting permanent DST. This would supersede any state-level legislation.
So while the concerns are valid, I think it will be easier to convince
Congress of the havoc it would cause were it *not* coordinated than to
convince up to 50 state legislatures of the same.

Jacob Pratt

On Fri, Feb 18, 2022 at 3:08 AM Clive D.W. Feather via tz <tz at iana.org>

> Arthur David Olson via tz said:
> >    Alas, if the contingencies are met there may be short lead time before
> >    a change:
> >    Section 1 of this Act shall take effect on the earlier of the second
> >    Sunday of March or the first Sunday of November
> >    after the [contigencies have been met]â¦
> I would suggest:
>      Section 1 of this Act shall take effect on the first Sunday of
> November
>      of the first calendar year after the [contigencies have been met]
> That's relatively easy to explain and gives at least 10 months warning.
> Of course, you need *all* the states that are listed in the contingencies
> to use the same rule, or you'll have a year or two when they're out of
> sync.
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