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Sponsors: Reps. Clemmons, Funderburk, Hosey, Bailey, Young, Norrell and Toole
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Introduced in the House on January 8, 2019
Currently residing in the House Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions
Summary: Congress; Amend 15 U.S.C. Section 260A to authorize states to observe daylight saving time year-round
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 12/18/2018 House Prefiled 12/18/2018 House Referred to Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions 1/8/2019 House Introduced (House Journal-page 57) 1/8/2019 House Referred to Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions (House Journal-page 57) 2/26/2019 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Toole
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
TO MEMORIALIZE CONGRESS TO AMEND 15 U.S.C. SECTION 260A TO AUTHORIZE STATES TO OBSERVE DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME YEAR-ROUND.
Whereas, the members of the South Carolina House of Representatives believe that states should be given the discretion to decide whether or not to stay on daylight saving time year-round; and
Whereas, several states have shown an interest in the issue of daylight saving time. Alabama and Florida have introduced legislation that provides their intent to stay on daylight saving time year-round if Congress amends 15 U.S.C. Section 260a; and
Whereas, the South Carolina Senate introduced a bill to study all issues surrounding daylight saving time, both pros and cons in March 2018. Also, both Georgia and Virginia's state legislatures have introduced bills to create committees to study the effects of daylight saving time; and
Whereas, United States Senator Marco Rubio introduced S. 2537, the "Sunshine Protection Act of 2018", in March 2018 to make daylight saving time permanent; and
Whereas, some believe that later sunsets may reduce crime and increase productivity and that the time change twice a year negatively impacts sleep and leads to more motor vehicle accidents. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the members of the South Carolina General Assembly, by this resolution, memorialize Congress to amend 15 U.S.C. Section 260a to authorize states to observe daylight saving time year-round.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be presented to the members of the South Carolina Congressional Delegation.
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