[tz] Tennessee time
eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Sun Mar 2 19:12:09 UTC 2014
Matt Johnson wrote:
> I believe Rep. Todd is mistaken in his assertion that staying on DST
> year-round would give more daylight to schoolchildren waiting at the bus
> stop in the morning. Wouldn't it actually work in reverse?
This was noted during debate on the bill. Rep. Kent Williams of
Elizabethton asked, "Does this actually give us an extra hour of
sunlight?" and then suggested that maybe Tennessee could legislate to
have six months of daylight and six months of darkness.
The Tennessean ran a poll in which "yes" meant you preferred an extra
hour of sunlight, and "no" meant you liked things the way they are.
Seriously. As of today 66% voted for extra sunlight, 29% for leaving
things alone, and 5% undecided.
Despite (or perhaps because of) the confusion, the bill passed its
subcommittee vote and will go to the full committee.
Sisk C. TN lawmakers skeptical of proposed changes to daylight saving
time. The Tennessean 2014-02-15.
POLL: Under a proposed bill, Tennesseans would stop adjusting their
clocks twice a year. What do you think of it? Tennessean 2015-02-15.
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