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General Assembly

 

Raised Bill No. 5529

February Session, 2018

 

LCO No. 2334

 

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Referred to Committee on GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

 

Introduced by:

 

(GAE)

 

AN ACT ADOPTING ATLANTIC STANDARD TIME FOR THIS STATE.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Section 1-6 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2018):

[The] (a) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, the standard of time for the seventy-fifth meridian west of Greenwich shall be the standard of time for this state, except that the standard of time of this state shall be one hour in advance of such established time from two o'clock ante meridian on the second Sunday in March until two o'clock ante meridian on the first Sunday in November.

(b) Upon the enactment of legislation in the states of Massachusetts and Rhode Island adopting Atlantic standard time, the Governor of this state shall forthwith apply to the United States Secretary of Transportation to change the standard of time for this state to Atlantic standard time. If such application is approved by the secretary, the standard of time for this state shall be Atlantic standard time.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

October 1, 2018

1-6

Statement of Purpose:

To require the state to adopt Atlantic standard time upon the enactment of legislation in Massachusetts and Rhode Island adopting said time and federal approval of such change.

[Proposed deletions are enclosed in brackets. Proposed additions are indicated by underline, except that when the entire text of a bill or resolution or a section of a bill or resolution is new, it is not underlined.]