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AB-807 Daylight saving time.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 04/03/2017 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  April 03, 2017

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 807


Introduced by Assembly Member Chu

February 15, 2017


An act to add Section 6808 to the Government Code, and to repeal Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 of the Daylight Saving Time Act, an initiative measure approved at the November 8, 1949, special election, relating to daylight saving time.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 807, as amended, Chu. Daylight saving time.
Existing federal law establishes the standard time of the United States for each of 9 zones and advances the standard time of each zone by one hour during the period commencing at 2 a.m. on the 2nd Sunday of March of each year and ending at 2 a.m. on the first Sunday of November of each year. Existing state law, the Daylight Saving Time Act, which was adopted as an initiative measure by the voters at the November 8, 1949, special election, provides that the standard time within the state is that which is known, described, and designated by federal law as United States Standard Pacific Time. The act also requires, from 1 a.m. on the last Sunday of April, until 2 a.m. on the last Sunday of October, the standard time within the state to be one hour in advance of United States Standard Pacific Time.
This bill would repeal the Daylight Saving Time Act and would require the standard time within the state to be that of the 5th zone designated by federal law as Pacific standard time. The bill would require the advancement of this time by one hour during the daylight saving time period commencing at 2 a.m. on the 2nd Sunday of March of each year and ending at 2 a.m. on the first Sunday of November of each year, and would authorize the Legislature to amend these provisions by a majority 2/3 vote to either change the dates and times of the daylight saving time period, consistent with federal law, or to remain on standard time on a year-round basis. The bill would also authorize the Legislature to amend these provisions by a majority2/3 vote to provide for the application of year-round daylight saving time when authorized by federal law.
The California Constitution authorizes the Legislature to amend or repeal an initiative statute by another statute that becomes effective when approved by the electors.
This bill would provide that it would become effective only upon approval of the voters. It would also provide for submission of this measure to the voters for approval at the next statewide general election.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 6808 is added to the Government Code, to read:

6808.
 (a) The standard time within the state is that of the fifth zone designated by federal law as Pacific standard time (15 U.S.C. Secs. 261 and 263).
(b) The standard time within the state shall advance by one hour during the daylight saving time period commencing at 2 a.m. on the second Sunday of March of each year and ending at 2 a.m. on the first Sunday of November of each year.
(c) Notwithstanding subdivision (b), the Legislature may amend this section by a majority two-thirds vote to either change the dates and times of the daylight saving time period, consistent with federal law, or to remain on standard time on a year-round basis. In addition, if federal law authorizes the state to provide for the year-round application of daylight saving time, the Legislature may amend this section by a majority two-thirds vote to provide for that application.

SEC. 2.

 Section 1 of the Daylight Saving Time Act is repealed.

SEC. 3.

 Section 2 of the Daylight Saving Time Act is repealed.

SEC. 4.

 Section 3 of the Daylight Saving Time Act is repealed.

SEC. 5.

 Section 4 of the Daylight Saving Time Act is repealed.

SEC. 6.

 Section 5 of the Daylight Saving Time Act is repealed.

SEC. 7.

 Sections 1 to 6, inclusive, of this act amend the Daylight Saving Time Act, Proposition 12, an initiative statute approved by the voters at the November 8, 1949, special election, and shall become effective only when this act is submitted to and approved by the voters. The Secretary of State shall submit Sections 1 to 6, inclusive, of this act to the voters at a statewide election in accordance with Section 9040 of the Elections Code.