Monday, October 01, 2018
According to its title, Prop 7 "Conforms California Daylight Savings Time To Federal Law." This implies that, since 1949, when voters approved the initiative establishing Daylight Saving Time (DST) in California, something about it was not in keeping with federal regulations. If that's the case, then Prop 7 is a welcome fix.
This measure would also allow the legislature, with a two-thirds vote, to adopt year-round DST, if federal law is changed to allow it. Will federal law be changed to allow it? In 2016, the CA State Legislature asked the President and Congress to pass an act allowing California to do just that. Not sure where that stands, but we might as well be ready for it.
Your Political Friend is voting YES.