A06443 Summary:

BILL NOA06443
 
SAME ASSAME AS S03813
 
SPONSORSantabarbara
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd §52, Gen Con L; amd §2-106, NYC Ad Cd
 
Establishes daylight saving time as the year-round standard time of the state and the city of New York.
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A06443 Actions:

BILL NOA06443
 
03/17/2021referred to governmental operations
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A06443 Committee Votes:

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A06443 Floor Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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A06443 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A6443
 
SPONSOR: Santabarbara
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general construction law and the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to establishing daylight saving time as the year-round standard time in the state and in the city of New York   PURPOSE: The purpose of this bill is to establish Daylight Saving Time as the standard time throughout the year for New York State.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends the general construction law to establish the observa- tion of eastern daylight time year-round. Section 2 amends the administrative code of the city of New York to establish the observation of eastern daylight time year-round. Section 3 marks the effective date, which is contingent upon the enact- ment of similar legislation in the neighboring states of Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Vermont.   JUSTIFICATION: Currently, states are only permitted to exempt themselves from observing Daylight Saving Time, not establish its permanence. This bill, should it become law, would allow the state to establish Daylight Saving Time as the permanent year-round time, contingent upon the repeal of the federal law establishing Daylight Saving Time. There is active federal legis- lation to abolish Daylight Saving Time; however, studies show that it is the transition out of Daylight Saving Time, which leads to an increase in car accidents, causes more on-site work incidents, and disrupts the health of all who are subject to this time change. This bill would, once there is a repeal of the federal law establishing Daylight Saving Time, allow New York to enter into a compact with neigh- boring states to establish Daylight Saving Time as the state's year round time.   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2020 - S. 9077 - Rules Committee.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect upon the enactment into law by the states of Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania of legislation having an identical effect with this act.
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A06443 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          6443
 
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                     March 17, 2021
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A. SANTABARBARA -- read once and referred to the
          Committee on Governmental Operations
 
        AN ACT to amend the general construction law and the administrative code
          of the city of New York, in relation to establishing  daylight  saving
          time  as  the year-round standard time in the state and in the city of
          New York

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section  1.  Section 52 of the general construction law, as amended by
     2  chapter 377 of the laws of 1955, is amended to read as follows:
     3    § 52. Time, standard. [1.] The standard time throughout this state  is
     4  [that  of  the  seventy-fifth meridian of longitude west from Greenwich,
     5  except as hereinafter provided, and all courts and public officers,  and
     6  legal and official proceedings, shall be regulated thereby.
     7    2.  At  two  o'clock ante meridian on the last Sunday in April of each
     8  year the standard time throughout this state shall be advanced one  hour
     9  from  that  of  the seventy-fifth meridian of longitude west from Green-
    10  wich, and the time so  advanced  shall  continue  to  be  standard  time
    11  throughout this state until the last Sunday in October of the same year,
    12  when  such  standard  time, as so advanced, shall be retarded to that of
    13  the seventy-fifth meridian west from Greenwich; and during  such  period
    14  in  each  year  all  courts  and public officers, and legal and official
    15  proceedings, shall be regulated in accordance  therewith]  the  time  as
    16  determined by 15 USC sections 260 to 267, except that the state observes
    17  year-round  the  provisions of 15 USC 260a providing for the advancement
    18  of time, commonly known as eastern daylight saving time if  federal  law
    19  permits the year-round observation of eastern daylight time.
    20    §  2. Section 2-106 of the administrative code of the city of New York
    21  is amended to read as follows:
    22    § 2-106 Daylight saving time; effect thereof  on  public  proceedings.
    23  The standard time throughout the city of New York is [that of the seven-

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD04704-01-1

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     1  ty-fifth  meridian  of longitude west from Greenwich, except that at two
     2  o'clock ante-meridian of the last Sunday in  April  of  each  year  such
     3  standard time throughout the city shall be advanced one hour, and at two
     4  o'clock  ante-meridian  of the last Sunday in October of each year, such
     5  standard time shall, by the retarding of one hour, be  returned  to  the
     6  mean  astronomical  time of the seventy-fifth meridian of longitude west
     7  from Greenwich, and all courts, public offices and  legal  and  official
     8  proceedings shall be regulated thereby] the time as determined by 15 USC
     9  sections  260  to  267,  except  that  the  city observes year-round the
    10  provisions of 15 USC 260a providing for the advancement of time, common-
    11  ly known as eastern daylight saving time  if  federal  law  permits  the
    12  year-round observation of eastern daylight time.
    13    §  3.  This  act  shall take effect upon the enactment into law by the
    14  states of Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, and  Pennsyl-
    15  vania  of  legislation  having an identical effect with this act, but if
    16  the states of Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Penn-
    17  sylvania shall have already enacted such  legislation,  section  one  of
    18  this  act  shall take effect immediately; provided that the secretary of
    19  state shall notify the legislative bill  drafting  commission  upon  the
    20  occurrence  of  the enactment of the legislation provided for in section
    21  one of this act in order that the commission may  maintain  an  accurate
    22  and  timely  effective data base of the official text of the laws of the
    23  state of New York in  furtherance  of  effectuating  the  provisions  of
    24  section  44  of the legislative law and section 70-b of the public offi-
    25  cers law.
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