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HB 43: "An Act exempting the state from daylight saving time; petitioning the United States Department of Transportation to change the time zones of the state; and providing for an effective date."

00                              HOUSE BILL NO. 43                                                                          
01 "An Act exempting the state from daylight saving time; petitioning the United States                                    
02 Department of Transportation to change the time zones of the state; and providing for                                   
03 an effective date."                                                                                                     
04 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                                
05    * Section 1. AS 44.12 is amended by adding a new section to read:                                                  
06                         Article 5. Standard Time.                                                                     
07 Sec. 44.12.400. Exemption from daylight saving time. The state exempts                                                
08 itself from observation of advanced time, also known as daylight saving time, during                                    
09 the period set under 15 U.S.C. 260a for the advancement of time each calendar year,                                     
10       and the entire state shall observe the standard time that is otherwise applicable during                          
11       that period.                                                                                                      
12    * Sec. 2. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to                          
13 read:                                                                                                                   
14       PETITION TO THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION                                                        
01 TO CHANGE THE TIME ZONE IN WHICH ALASKA IS LOCATED. The legislature, by                                                 
02 this Act, petitions the United States Department of Transportation to initiate proceedings                              
03 under the Uniform Time Act of 1966 to hold hearings in the appropriate locations in this state                          
04 on the issue of changing the boundaries of the time zones in which Alaska is located or                                 
05 placing all or part of the state within the Pacific Standard Time zone as provided in the United                        
06 States Department of Transportation's "Procedure for Moving an Area from One Time Zone                                  
07 to Another." Within 21 days after the effective date of this section, the governor shall send a                         
08 copy of this Act along with any other necessary documentation prescribed by the United                                  
09 States Department of Transportation to the appropriate official of the United States                                    
10 Department of Transportation.                                                                                           
11    * Sec. 3. Section 2 of this Act takes effect immediately under AS 01.10.070(c).                                    
12    * Sec. 4. Except as provided in sec. 3 of this Act, this Act takes effect January 1, 2020.