HB 209 - AS INTRODUCED
HOUSE BILL 209
AN ACT relative to the adoption of Atlantic standard time.
SPONSORS: Rep. Murphy, Hills. 7; Rep. McGuire, Merr. 29
COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration
This bill provides that, if Massachusetts adopts Atlantic standard time, the state of New Hampshire shall also adopt the Atlantic standard time, the effect of which shall be to make daylight saving time permanent in both states.
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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.
Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]
Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen
AN ACT relative to the adoption of the Atlantic standard time zone.
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
1 Standard Time; Change to Atlantic Standard Time. Amend RSA 21:36 to read as follows:
21:36 Standard Time. The standard time within the state, except as hereinafter provided, shall be [based on the mean astronomical time of the seventy-fifth degree of longitude west from Greenwich,] the time known and designated by the federal statute as ["Eastern Standard Time.'' At 2 o'clock ante-meridian of the second Sunday in March of each year, the standard time in this state shall be advanced one hour, at 2 o'clock ante-meridian of the first Sunday in November of each year, the standard time in this state shall, by the retarding of one hour, be made to coincide with the astronomical time hereinbefore described as Eastern Standard Time, so that between the second Sunday in March at 2 o'clock ante-meridian and the first Sunday in November at 2 o'clock ante-meridian in each year the standard time in this state shall be one hour in advance of the United States Standard Time.] "Atlantic Standard Time." In all laws, statutes, orders, decrees, rules, and regulations relating to the time of performance by any officer or department of this state, or of any county, city, town, or district thereof, or relating to the time in which any rights accrue or determine, or within which any act shall or shall not be performed by any person subject to the jurisdiction of this state, or of any county, city, town, or district thereof, and in all contracts or choses in action made or to be performed in this state, it shall be understood and intended that the time shall be as set forth in this section.
2 Contingency. Section 1 of this act shall take effect on the day that the state of Massachusetts adopts legislation adopting the Atlantic standard time zone in preference to the Eastern time zone. If the state of Massachusetts does not adopt such legislation, section 1 of this act shall not take effect.
3 Effective Date.
I. Section 1 of this act shall take effect as provided in section 2 of this act.
II. The remainder of this act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.