[tz] United States Senate reintroduced Sunshine Protection Act, enabling Permanent DST

Paul Gilmartin PaulGBoulder at AIM.com
Mon Nov 7 20:12:04 UTC 2022

On 11/7/22 11:50:46, Tom Lane via tz wrote:
> John Marvin via tz <tz at iana.org> writes:
>> So supposedly a majority of people don't want to change back and forth
>> every year, but there is a split where one group wants to stick with DST
>> year round and the other group wants to stick with Standard Time year
>> round.
> ... and neither group is old enough to remember the last time
> we abolished DST.

What advantage does "permanent DST" offer a region over simply moving to
Standard Time of one zone further east, which would not require Congress
to act?

Conversely, if "permanent DST" is enacted by Congress, a state adversely
affected should continue to be allowed to move one zone further west.

State (and regional) freedom of choice should remain.

In any case, people will, gradually, adjust their schedule of activity
to match the sun.


More information about the tz mailing list