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‘Permanent Daylight Saving Time’ Bill Passed Georgia House of Representatives Friday

HB44, which would call for Georgia to observe daylight saving time year round, passed the Georgia House of Representatives on Friday

House Bill 44, which says Georgia would observe daylight saving time year round, passed the Georgia House of Representatives in a 112-48 vote on Friday. In order to make this permanent change, the bill would need congressional approval.

The First Reader Summary for HB 44: A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 1 of Title 50 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to general provisions relative to state government, so as to provide that this state shall observe daylight savings time year round; to provide for contingent effectiveness; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

On February 24, Georgia senators passed Senate Bill 100 with a 46-7 vote. SB 100 would call for Georgia to observe standard time year round, unless Congress votes to let states observe daylight saving time permanently.

The First Reader Summary for SB 100: A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 1 of Title 50 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to general provisions relative to state government, so as to provide that this state shall observe standard time year round until such time as Congress authorizes the states to observe daylight savings time; to provide for contingent effectiveness; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

GA House Bill 44
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