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7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill exempts the state, in certain circumstances, from the observance of daylight
10 saving time.
11 Highlighted Provisions:
12 This bill:
13 . defines terms;
14 . in certain circumstances, exempts the state from federal law requiring observance of
15 daylight saving time; and
16 . mandates the state observe mountain standard time throughout the year once the
17 state is exempted from the observance of daylight saving time.
18 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
20 Other Special Clauses:
22 Utah Code Sections Affected:
24 63G-1-701, Utah Code Annotated 1953
26 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
27 Section 1. Section 63G-1-701 is enacted to read:
29 63G-1-701. Exemption from daylight saving time -- Time zone observance.
30 (1) As used in this section:
31 (a) "Daylight saving time" means the period during a year when the observed time of
32 day is advanced one hour according to the provisions of 15 U.S.C. Sec. 260a.
33 (b) "Mountain standard time" means coordinated universal time retarded by seven
34 hours, which is the standard time designated by 15 U.S.C. Sec. 261 as the time zone in which
35 the state is situated.
36 (2) (a) If seven states other than Utah adopt legislation exempting each state,
37 respectively, from the provisions of 15 U.S.C. Sec. 260a, the state, subject to Subsection (2)(b),
38 is exempt from the provisions of 15 U.S.C. Sec. 260a, which:
39 (i) establish the observance of daylight saving time; and
40 (ii) authorize a state to exempt itself from the requirement to observe daylight saving
42 (b) The exemption of the state described in Subsection (2)(a) shall begin July 1 of the
43 year following the year in which the seventh other state adopts an exemption to daylight saving
45 (c) The entire state, and all of its political subdivisions, shall, beginning on the date
46 described in Subsection (2)(b), observe mountain standard time at all times during a year going
Legislative Review Note
as of 1-14-13 12:12 PM