[tz] California keeps DST (to help its crops grow?!)
eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Wed Aug 24 03:41:40 UTC 2016
Today the California Senate rejected Assembly Bill 385, which would have placed
a measure on the state ballot asking voters whether to cancel daylight saving
time. This is the bill that prompted me to fix some historical inaccuracies in
tzdata's Los Angeles entry a few days ago.
Sen. Jim Nelson (R-Gerber) voted against the bill, arguing that farmers benefit
from DST. He said, "Our crops have gotten accustomed to that. They've in fact
been bred to deal with that longer harvest season."
You just can't make this stuff up....
Koseff A. Effort to roll back daylight saving time defeated in California
Senate. Sacramento Bee 2016-08-23 [misdated as 2016-08-22].
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