HOUSE BILL 73
54th legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - first session, 2019
Roberto "Bobby" J. Gonzales
RELATING TO TIME; EXEMPTING NEW MEXICO FROM THE FEDERAL LAW REQUIRING THE OBSERVANCE OF DAYLIGHT-SAVING TIME.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:
SECTION 1. [NEW MATERIAL] FINDINGS.--The legislature finds that:
A. the standard time of the entire state of New Mexico is mountain standard time;
B. federal law requires the advancement of mountain standard time by one hour for a portion of each year, a period commonly known as "daylight-saving time"; and
C. that subsection also allows a state that lies entirely within the mountain standard time zone to exempt itself by law from the requirement to advance time for daylight saving if the law applies to the entire state.
SECTION 2. [NEW MATERIAL] MOUNTAIN STANDARD TIME--NO ADVANCEMENT FOR DAYLIGHT SAVING.--Effective January 1, 2020, the entire state of New Mexico:
A. exempts itself from the federal law that requires advancing time for daylight saving; and
B. shall throughout the year observe mountain standard time without the advancement of time for daylight saving.
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