[tz] Maryland permanent DST

Paul Gilmartin paulgboulder at aim.com
Mon Feb 21 15:29:38 UTC 2022

On Feb 20, 2022, at 19:23:15, Brooks Harris wrote:
>     ...
> While I personally feel "permanent DST" is a mistake; that the more natural approach is simply stopping DST, I'll give them credit for recognizing the need to modify the underlying law; ie:
That would remove the transients, which offend some, but not achieve
the intended offset.  That could be achieved by switching to Atlantic
Standard, as observed in the U.S. Virgin Islands.  But Utah tried a
similar approach (archives, 2020-03-23) and was rebuffed by the
Department of Transportation.  There's no need to modify the underlying
Federal law.

> I wonder what the consequences of that are in industrial sectors and finance and how politically feasible it might be to change or repeal an important law that's been in effect since 1966?
Re-introducing multiple conventions for start and end of DST, such as
Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, strikes me as a bad idea.


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