Senators approved DST in Argentina

Mariano Absatz baby at
Wed Dec 26 23:13:59 UTC 2007

Jesper Norgaard Welen escribió el 26/12/07 19:01:
> The Senate approved the DST proposal with 57 votes to 3:
> <>
> The article says that the measure is now being processed by
> "Deputados", to be approved
> today.
> I still haven't seen the text of the proposal that they are voting
> about, and especially it is not
> clear what is meant in news articles about "from of December"
> which to me would be
> 2007-12-30 0:00 and "starting midnight of December" which to me
> means
> 2007-12-30 24:00 or rather 2007-12-31 0:00. I agree that without
> further information it
> is probably more likely to be 2007-12-30 0:00 as Paul Eggert has
> proposed for a tz database
> change. But the actual text of the (future) law would be helpful.
As Daniel pointed out in a previous message, you can download it from
(the actual PDF is at
it's an awful image scan).

Anyway, quick and dirty:

ARTÍCULO 3°: El período estival correspondiente al año 2007/2008, se
iniciará a la CERO (0) HORA del día domingo 30 de diciembre de 2007 y se
extenderá hasta la CERO (0) HORA del día domingo 16 de marzo de 2008.

Translation: The summer period corresponding to year 2007/2008, will
start a ZERO (0) HOUR on Sunday, December 30th, 2007 and will extend
until ZERO (0) HOUR on Sunday, March 16th, 2008.

We use a 24 hour clock here, and zero hour means 0:00, that is the
midnight where the day STARTS rather than ends, so the change starts at
midnight between Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th.

Mariano Absatz - "El Baby"
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Ambivalent? Well, yes and no.
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