Daylight saving time; exempts Virginia from observing. (HB303)

Introduced By

Del. Nick Freitas (R-Culpeper) with support from co-patron Del. Michael Webert (R-Marshall)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Elimination of daylight saving time in Virginia. Exempts Virginia from observing daylight saving time, thereby making Eastern Standard Time the standard time in Virginia year-round. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22103195D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/16/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB303)
01/18/2022Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #1
02/03/2022Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (5-Y 2-N)
02/15/2022Left in General Laws


Michael Albin writes:

Del. Freitas,
This is an excellent bill and should become law. You can't fool Mother Nature. The number of daylight hours stays the same no matter that the Federal govt or Commonwealth say. A study shows that daylight "saving" time" doesn't "save" time or money. You are to be congratulated for introducing the bill
Mike Albin
Board Member, Fairfax County Taxpayers Alliance

Tom writes:

Don’t agree with Del. Freitas on much, but I do on this bill. Changing the clock messes with a person’s circadian rhythm and creates sleep issues for a week or so after the change. Some studies point to hearth heath and stroke issues as well. Ditto with auto accidents. There is a commercial cost to these artificial clock adjustments as well. I prefer standard time year around, but DST year around is preferable to the current system of changing the time spring and fall.

Robert D Legge writes:

I probably would prefer the study bill but I am inclined to make the change. The other option is to stick with DST year-round. One issue that comes up with year-round DST is it is so dark in the morning with kids going to school. But schools could open an hour later for a few months.

A. Green writes:

It is time to put this outdated concept to bed and this bill is the answer. Regardless of the history behind DLS, it is disruptive and useless today. I wholeheartedly support this bill and Del. Freitas.

Christopher Woody writes:

I support this bill to the fullest. BYE-BYE DLS

Robin writes:

Its just absolutely ridiculous and outdated to keep changing the clocks. Its so simple pick a time and leave it alone