HB 49 - Kill Daylight Savings Time

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HB 49 - Kill Daylight Savings Time

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Post by PriestTheRunner » Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:41 pm

Filed as HB 49.

Uses the current Federal Exemption on the books to skip out of daylight savings time. Goes to standard time.

Personally, if you want daylight savings time in your life, arrange with your boss to go to work earlier... But Either full time DST or full time standard is better than changing twice a year.

I hope it passes.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1. Section 312.016, Government Code, is amended by
adding Subsection (d) to read as follows:
(d) The state, acting under the exemption provisions of
Section 3(a), Uniform Time Act of 1966 (15 U.S.C. Section 260a(a)),
is exempt from the provisions of that law that establish daylight
saving time. The exemption provided by this subsection applies to
both the portion of the state using central standard time as the
official standard time and the portion of the state using mountain
standard time as the official standard time.
https://capitol.texas.gov/tlodocs/86R/b ... 00049I.htm

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Re: HB 49 - Kill Daylight Savings Time

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Post by Charles L. Cotton » Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:24 pm

I don't care much either way, but I don't see why some people get upset by changing the clock 1 hour twice a year.

If we adopt one or the other, then I say DST. Some businesses, like our club, base operational hours on sunset or something close to sunset. During DST, our latest operational hours are 8:30PM. If we go to Standard Time, then the latest will be 7:30PM and as early as 5:30PM.

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Post by mojo84 » Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:31 pm

If I could choose one or the other, I would go with DST.
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Re: HB 49 - Kill Daylight Savings Time

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Post by Lynyrd » Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:59 pm

PriestTheRunner wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:41 pm
Filed as HB 49.

Personally, if you want daylight savings time in your life, arrange with your boss to go to work earlier...
That's not possible for me, and i doubt it is possible for 90+% of the workforce. And since I live on rural property, there are always jobs waiting on me when I get home that should/need to be finished before dark. I'm definitely opposed to this one.
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Re: HB 49 - Kill Daylight Savings Time

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Post by Gator Guy » Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:00 pm

I say go with GMT and let businesses and clubs open and close when they choose, based on actual daylight or whatever else suits them, without government mandated closures based on arbitrary numbers on a clock or day of the week.
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Re: HB 49 - Kill Daylight Savings Time

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Post by Jusme » Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:02 pm

Move the clocks 30 minutes and forget it. JMHO
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Re: HB 49 - Kill Daylight Savings Time

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Post by troglodyte » Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:40 pm

Lynyrd wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:59 pm
...And since I live on rural property, there are always jobs waiting on me when I get home that should/need to be finished before dark. I'm definitely opposed to this one.
Same here. I would much rather stay on DST. During the winter months there's not enough daylight before leaving for work to get anything of consequence done and no daylight when I get home. It is hard enough to get motivated to work around the place when it's cold, but it's almost impossible when it is cold and dark.
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Re: HB 49 - Kill Daylight Savings Time

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Post by jason812 » Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:45 pm

troglodyte wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:40 pm
Lynyrd wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:59 pm
...And since I live on rural property, there are always jobs waiting on me when I get home that should/need to be finished before dark. I'm definitely opposed to this one.
Same here. I would much rather stay on DST. During the winter months there's not enough daylight before leaving for work to get anything of consequence done and no daylight when I get home. It is hard enough to get motivated to work around the place when it's cold, but it's almost impossible when it is cold and dark.
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Re: HB 49 - Kill Daylight Savings Time

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Post by flechero » Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:13 pm

As a parent, I like the current system... kids out waiting for the bus in the dark is not good.

The solution, in all honesty is to just shorten the workday/schoolday in the wintertime to about 4 hours. :biggrinjester:


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Re: HB 49 - Kill Daylight Savings Time

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Post by Ruark » Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:42 pm

mojo84 wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:31 pm
If I could choose one or the other, I would go with DST.
Same here. It's nice having several hours of daylight after work or supper.
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Post by 03Lightningrocks » Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:03 pm

I really don't have an issue with changing the clock a couple times a year. It feels like we have been doing it since I can remember. At least 40 years.

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Re: HB 49 - Kill Daylight Savings Time

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Post by Deltaboy » Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:45 pm

End this mess and go with one or the other! :tiphat:
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Re: HB 49 - Kill Daylight Savings Time

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Post by LabRat » Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:35 pm

There may be a medical reason to not switch between DST and Standard Time.
There are some studies that correlate the rate of fatal auto accidents to the 24-48 hours after the time is shifted.
A +16% increase on Day 1 post time change and +12% on Day 2 post time change.

That's quite a few fatal accidents. Studies suggest that it takes folks about a week to adapt to the time shift.
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Re: HB 49 - Kill Daylight Savings Time

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Post by Oldgringo » Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:07 am

Pick ONE and stay with it year round!


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Re: HB 49 - Kill Daylight Savings Time

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Post by RicoTX » Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:24 am

Oldgringo wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:07 am
Pick ONE and stay with it year round!
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