- From: Unruh <unruh-spam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 3 Mar 2007 08:14:23 +0100 (CET)
ibuprofin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Moe Trin) writes:
On Fri, 2 Mar 2007, in the Usenet newsgroup alt.os.linux.suse, in article
<es8kji$14o$1@xxxxxxxx>, Unruh wrote:
I thought that the change was mandated, as an energy conservation move,
for all of the USA. CanArizona legallyback out of it?
Public Law 109-58 Section 110 is in the "northamerica" file within the
current tzdata tarball, and I quoted it elsewhere. It's short - four
subsections long, and begins with the section
(a) Amendment.--Section 3(a) of the Uniform Time Act of 1966 (15
U.S.C. 260a(a)) is amended--
ALL that it does is change the dates in 15 U.S.C. 260a(a). Nothing else.
Now, if you google for that law, you are looking for
United States Code
Title 15 - Commerce and Trade
Chapter 6 - Weights and Measures and Standard Time
Subchapter IX - Standard Time
a. Duration of period; State exemption
During the period commencing at 2 o'clock antemeridian on the first
Sunday of April of each year and ending at 2 o'clock antemeridian on
the last Sunday of October of each year, the standard time of each
zone established by sections 261 to 264 of this title, as modified by
section 265 of this title, shall be advanced one hour and such time
as so advanced shall for the purposes of such sections 261 to 264, as
so modified, be the standard time of such zone during such period;
begin reading here
(1) any State that lies entirely within one time zone may by
law exempt itself from the provisions of this subsection providing
for the advancement of time, but only if that law provides that the
entire State (including all political subdivisions thereof) shall
observe the standard time otherwise applicable during that period,
and (2) any State with parts thereof in more than one time zone may
by law exempt either the entire State as provided in (1) or may
exempt the entire area of the State lying within any time zone.
so, any state can opt out, as long as they opt-out the entire state or
all of the state in a given timezone. If you look in the 'northamerica'
file under "Arizona", you'll find that Arizona did enact such a law.
This section continues:
b. State laws superseded
It is hereby declared that it is the express intent of Congress by
this section to supersede any and all laws of the States or political
subdivisions thereof insofar as they may now or hereafter provide for
advances in time or changeover dates different from those specified
in this section.
As far as I know, this is to guide the courts in interpretation. Ie, what
this says is that this law DOES supersed state laws.
And that the courts are to interpret this law as doing so. It is not purely
Note - it's an _intent of Congress_ that all states follow DST, but that
and a buck fifty (plus tax) will get you a cup of crappy coffee in Seattle.
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