SENATE BILL 191
56th legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - first session, 2023
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
A. the state of New Mexico is entirely situated within one federally established time zone;
B. the federal Uniform Time Act of 1966, Public Law
89-387, provides for the advancement of standard time by one hour during a portion of each year, a period commonly known as "daylight saving time"; and
C. federal law permits a state that is entirely situated within one time zone to exempt itself by law from the requirement to advance time for daylight saving; provided that the exemption applies to the entire state.
SECTION 2. [NEW MATERIAL] MOUNTAIN STANDARD TIME--NO ADVANCEMENT FOR DAYLIGHT SAVING.--Effective January 1, 2024,
the entire state of New Mexico shall:
A. be exempted from federal law that requires advancing time for daylight saving; and
B. throughout the year observe mountain standard time without the advancement of time for daylight saving.
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