Bill Text: TX SJR13 | 2021-2022 | 87th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Proposing a constitutional amendment abolishing daylight saving time in Texas.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2020-11-09 - Filed [SJR13 Detail]

Download: Texas-2021-SJR13-Introduced.html
 
 
  By: Zaffirini S.J.R. No. 13
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION
  proposing a constitutional amendment abolishing daylight saving
  time in Texas.
         BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Article XVI, Texas Constitution, is amended by
  adding Section 74 to read as follows:
         Sec. 74.  The state, acting under the exemption provisions
  of Section 3(a), Uniform Time Act of 1966 (15 U.S.C. Section 260a
  (a)), is exempt from the provisions of that law that establish
  daylight saving time. The exemption provided by this section
  applies to both the portion of the state using central standard time
  as the official standard time and the portion of the state using
  mountain standard time as the official standard time. 
         SECTION 2.  The following temporary provision is added to
  the Texas Constitution:
         TEMPORARY PROVISION. (a) This temporary provision applies
  to the constitutional amendment proposed by the 87th Legislature,
  Regular Session, 2021, to abolish daylight saving time in Texas.
         (b)  The constitutional amendment takes effect November 6,
  2022, to coincide with the end of daylight saving time for 2022.
         (c)  This temporary provision takes effect on the adoption of
  the constitutional amendment by the voters and expires January 1,
  2023. 
         SECTION 3.  This proposed constitutional amendment shall be
  submitted to the voters at an election to be held November 2, 2021.
  The ballot shall be printed to permit voting for or against the
  proposition: "The constitutional amendment abolishing daylight
  saving time in Texas."
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