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

Introduced By

Del. Nick Freitas (R-Culpeper)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

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 »

Status

01/18/2022: Awaiting a Vote in the General Laws Committee

History

DateAction
01/11/2022Committee
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

Comments

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
Springfield
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.

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