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H.R. 69 (117th): Sunshine Protection Act of 2021


The text of the bill below is as of Jan 4, 2021 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


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117th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 69

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 4, 2021

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce

A BILL

To make daylight savings time permanent, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Sunshine Protection Act of 2021.

2.

Making daylight savings time permanent

(a)

Repeal of temporary period for daylight savings time

Section 3 of the Uniform Time Act of 1966 (15 U.S.C. 260a) is hereby repealed.

(b)

Advancement of standard time

(1)

In general

The second sentence of subsection (a) of section 1 of the Act of March 19, 1918 (commonly known as the Calder Act) (15 U.S.C. 261), is amended—

(A)

by striking 4 hours and inserting 3 hours;

(B)

by striking 5 hours and inserting 4 hours;

(C)

by striking 6 hours and inserting 5 hours;

(D)

by striking 7 hours and inserting 6 hours;

(E)

by striking 8 hours and inserting by 7 hours;

(F)

by striking 9 hours and inserting 8 hours;

(G)

by striking 10 hours; and inserting 9 hours;;

(H)

by striking 11 hours and inserting 10 hours; and

(I)

by striking 10 hours. and inserting 11 hours..

(2)

State exemption

Such section is further amended by—

(A)

redesignating subsection (b) as subsection (c); and

(B)

inserting after subsection (a) the following:

(b)

Standard time for certain States and areas

The standard time for a State that has exempted itself from the provisions of section 3(a) of the Uniform Time Act of 1966 (15 U.S.C. 260a(a)), as in effect on the day before the date of the enactment of the Sunshine Protection Act of 2021, pursuant to such section, or an area of a State that has exempted such area from such provisions pursuant to such section, shall be, as such State considers appropriate—

(1)

the standard time for such State or area, as the case may be, pursuant to subsection (a) of this section; or

(2)

the standard time for such State or area, as the case may be, pursuant to subsection (a) of this section as it was in effect on the day before the date of the enactment of the Sunshine Protection Act of 2021.

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(3)

Conforming amendment

Such section is further amended, in the second sentence of subsection (a), by striking Except as provided in section 3(a) of the Uniform Time Act of 1966 (15 U.S.C. 260a), and inserting Except as provided in subsection (b),.