[tz] California keeps DST (to help its crops grow?!)
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Wed Aug 24 03:48:33 UTC 2016
Reminds me of the time one of my chemical engineer friends told me a joke about an EPA lawyer… One scientist said that he got the pH of some compound to 7, then the EPA lawyer said: “That’s not good enough, get it down to zero!”
> On Aug 23, 2016, at 11:41 PM, Paul Eggert <eggert at cs.ucla.edu> wrote:
> 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]. http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article97483107.html
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