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

Brooks Harris brooks at edlmax.com
Mon Nov 7 21:45:39 UTC 2022

On 2022-11-07 2:29 PM, Doug Ewell via tz wrote:
> Tom Lane wrote:
>> ... and neither group is old enough to remember the last time we
>> abolished DST.
> I'm definitely not old enough to remember the last time the US abolished nationwide DST, which I guess would have been right after World War II.
> OTOH, I do remember the mid-'70s experimentation with making DST permanent. That was not pretty.

PUBLIC LAW 93-182-DEC. 15, 1973
To provide for daylight saving time on a year-round basis for a two-year 
period, and to require the Federal Communications Commission to permit
certain daytime broadcast stations to operate before local sunrise

PUBLIC LAW 93-434-OCT. 5, 1974
To amend the Emergency Daylight Saving Time Energy Conservation Act of 
[H. R. 16102]
1973 to exempt from its provisions the period from the last Sunday in 
1974, through the last Sunday in February, 1975.

The cautionary tale about "permanent DST".

How would the TZDB rule sets best handle this if the Sunshine Protection 
Act passed as currently written?


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