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July 3, 2018 > Governor signs Assemblymember Chu legislation

Governor signs Assemblymember Chu legislation

Submitted By Governor?s Press Office

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced on June 28, 2018, that he has signed, among other bills, AB 807 by Assemblymember Kansen Chu (D-San Jose) ? Daylight saving time.

Legislative Counsel?s Digest excerpt:
?This bill would repeal the Daylight Saving Time Act and would require the standard time within the state to be that of the 5th zone designated by federal law as Pacific standard time. The bill would require the advancement of this time by one hour during the daylight saving time period commencing at 2 a.m. on the 2nd Sunday of March of each year and ending at 2 a.m. on the first Sunday of November of each year, and would authorize the Legislature to amend these provisions by a 2/3 vote to change the dates and times of the daylight saving time period, consistent with federal law. The bill would also authorize the Legislature to amend these provisions by a 2/3 vote to provide for the application of year-round daylight saving time when authorized by federal law.?

Text of Governor?s approval:
?This measure directs the Secretary of State to place a proposition on the statewide ballot enabling voters to repeal the state?s Daylight Saving Time Act. If passed, it will ? albeit through a circuitous path ? open the door for year-round daylight saving.?

For full text of all bills signed that date, visit:ÿhttp://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov

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