IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
March 1, 2023
Mr. Rubio (for himself, Mr. Lankford, Mr. Padilla, Mr. Tuberville, Mr. Markey, Mr. Hagerty, Ms. Smith, Mr. Scott of Florida, Mrs. Hyde-Smith, Mr. Paul, Mr. Wyden, and Mr. Heinrich) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
To make daylight saving time permanent, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Sunshine Protection Act of 2023.
Making daylight saving time permanent
Repeal of temporary period for daylight saving time
Section 3 of the Uniform Time Act of 1966 (15 U.S.C. 260a) is hereby repealed.
Advancement of standard time
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—
4 hours and inserting
5 hours and inserting
6 hours and inserting
7 hours and inserting
8 hours and inserting
by 7 hours;
9 hours and inserting
10 hours; and inserting
11 hours and inserting
10 hours; and
10 hours. and inserting
Such section is further amended by—
redesignating subsection (b) as subsection (c); and
inserting after subsection (a) the following:
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 2023, 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—
the standard time for such State or area, as the case may be, pursuant to subsection (a) of this section; or
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 2023.
Such section is further amended, in the second sentence, by striking
Except as provided in section 3(a) of the Uniform Time Act of 1966 (15 U.S.C. 260a), the and inserting
Except as provided in subsection (b),.