The Observant Astronomer

The passing scene as observed by an observant Jew, who daylights as an astronomer.

Thursday, August 11, 2005

DST revised

The link will take you to the appropriate section of the text of Energy bill signed on Tuesday by President Bush. The revised rules for DST in the US are now:

2nd Sunday of March through the 1st Sunday of November effective 1 March 2007.

So this will not affect anything this year or next. Section 110(c) calls for a study to see if it actually saves any energy. If it doesn't Congress can put things back the way they were. The language is a compromise between the House version, which was 1st March through last November, effective immediately, and the Senate version, which was to leave everything alone.

So, rest easy for now. You've got a couple of years to worry about getting to work when an early minyan is impossible.


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