[tz] Cite US DST legislation

Brian Inglis Brian.Inglis at SystematicSw.ab.ca
Thu Jun 6 17:34:19 UTC 2019

On 2019-06-06 02:08, Andrew Paprocki wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 5, 2019 at 10:09 PM Paul Eggert wrote:
>> On 6/4/19 2:47 PM, Brian Inglis wrote:
>>> Might want to expand the table to contain entries like the above for 
>>> reference and checking, as with other jurisdictions where few assumptions
>>> are made. Most of us have insufficient contact with how our countries'
>>> laws are catalogued to have details at hand.>> Thanks for the corrections; I installed the attached.
>> I wanted to cite Public Law as opposed to legislative history or US Code,
>> as that's the most relevant if we just want to see what the finally-passed
>> law was. Unfortunately, the US government has not made older public laws
>> available on the Internet, so this patch adds a URL for the most recent
>> public law (which is new enough to be available online) and leaves the rest
>> of the citations alone.
> The older public laws are provided in PDF form by the The Law Library of the 
> Library of Congress, no? e.g. PL 65-107 is

[LoC has punted to GPO (and Congress) web sites for later sessions: aren't LoC
meant to be the Library of Record and Archive including Congressional Records?
Isn't archive redundancy good? Web sites are not national archive libraries!]

Okay, let's run these acts down and post them for future reference.

Your first reference needs tweaked:

-# * Public Law 65-107 (1918-03-19) implemented standard and daylight saving
+# * Public Law 65-106 (1918-03-19) implemented standard and daylight saving
+#   time for the first time across the US, springing forward on March's last
+#   Sunday and falling back on October's last Sunday.
according to:
was 65th Congress, 2nd Session, 1918, S.1854, Chapter 24
An Act To save daylight and to provide standard time for the United States

+# * Public Law 66-40 (1919-08-20) repealed DST on October 1919's last Sunday.
was 66th Congress, 1st Session, 1919, H.R.3854, Chapter 51
An Act For the repeal of the daylight-saving law

+# * Public Law 77-403 (1942-01-20) started wartime DST on 1942-02-09.
was 77th Congress, 2nd Session, 1942, S.2160, Chapter 7
An Act To promote the national security and defense by establishing daylight
saving time

+# * Public Law 79-187 (1945-09-25) ended wartime DST on 1945-09-30.
was 79th Congress, 1st Session, 1945-1946, H.R.3974, Chapter 388
An Act To provide for termination of daylight saving time

+# * Public Law 89-387 (1966-04-13) reinstituted a national standard for DST,
+#   from April's last Sunday to October's last Sunday, effective 1967.
was 89th Congress, 2nd Session, 1966, S.1404, Volume 80 Statute 107
An Act To promote the observance of a uniform system of time throughout the
United States

+# * Public Law 93-182 (1973-12-15) moved the 1974 spring-forward to 01-06.
was 93rd Congress, 1st Session, 1973, H.R.11324, Volume 87 Statute 707
Daylight Saving Time Act
An Act To provide for daylight saving time on a year-round basis for a two-year
trial period, and to require the Federal Communications Commission to permit
certain daytime broadcast stations to operate before local sunrise.

+# * Public Law 93-434 (1974-10-05) moved the 1975 spring-forward to
+#   February's last Sunday.
was 93rd Congress, 2nd Session, 1974, H.R.16102, Volume 88 Statute 1209
An Act To amend the Emergency Daylight Saving Time Energy Conservation Act of
1973 to exempt from its provisions the period from the last Sunday in October
1974, through the last Sunday in February 1975

+# * Public Law 99-359 (1986-07-08) moved the spring-forward to April's first
+#   Sunday.
was 99th Congress, 2nd Session, 1986, S.2180, Volume 100 Statute 764
An Act To authorize appropriations for activities under the Federal Fire
Prevention and Control Act of 1974
[pork barrel with DST change and daytime AM station broadcast hours tweaks!]

+# * Public Law 109-58 (2005-08-08), effective 2007, moved the spring-forward
+#   to March's second Sunday and the fall-back to November's first Sunday.
+# All transitions are at 02:00 local time.
was 109th Congress, 1st Session, 2005, H.R.6, Volume 119 Statute 594
Energy Policy Act of 2005

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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