Senate Bill 1386 — Daylight saving time

Senate Bill 1386 — Daylight saving time

by
Lindsay Atkinson
March 3, 2020
Lindsay Atkinson
March 3, 2020

Bill description: SB 1386 would permanently change the time for Southern Idaho when the state of Utah makes daylight saving time permanent.

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Analyst’s Note:

Though SB 1386 does not fall within the metrics of our bill rating system, the Idaho Freedom Foundation is concerned with its potential delegation of power. 

The bill says that “at such time as the state of Utah makes daylight saving time the permanent time of the state .. .those areas of the state of Idaho that are in the mountain time zone shall also make daylight saving time the permanent time.”

Clearly, the bill is meant to make sure that clocks in the portions of Idaho that are in the Mountain Time Zone will have the same time as those in the state of Utah. But in the process, the bill delegates the authority to set the timeline for a permanent time change to the Utah State Legislature, instead of to the Idaho State Legislature, where that power should sit.

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