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« on: March 21, 2015, 05:18:10 am »
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End Daylight Savings in the Northeast Act

1. Starting on November 1, 2015, activities in the Northeast will be conducted in the Eastern Standard Time (UTC-5)

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« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2015, 08:47:21 pm »
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Essentially, Daylight Savings Time is a relic of the 20th century which doesn't really have a place in modern Atlasia. It has limited to negative energy and health benefits, and switching clocks back and forward every few months does cost us in economic productivity. (Ftr, I am open to EDT [UTC-4] if the Assembly prefers that. The goal is the have time be conducted in one setting year round.)
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« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2015, 08:57:45 pm »
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It is still nice to have an extra hour of daylight each day.

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« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2015, 09:45:14 pm »
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It is still nice to have an extra hour of daylight each day.



You can have it by waking up an hour earlier Smiley I support this.
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« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2015, 02:18:31 pm »
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What are the disadvantages to this bill?
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« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2015, 05:23:38 pm »
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It is still nice to have an extra hour of daylight each day.



Like I said, if the assembly prefers EDT to be permanent instead of EST, I have no issues. The goal's to just stop pointless clock switching.
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« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2015, 07:22:15 pm »
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What are the disadvantages to this bill?

1) It puts us out of sync with other east coast cities like Nyman for half the year.  That would make it more difficult to do business, and might cause workers to have to observe daylight savings time at work anyway.
2) Assuming you stick with EST instead of EDT, it will hurt the grilling and outdoor activities industries, among others, as there would be less daylight after work to grill and hike in shoulder months like March, April, September and October.
3) Energy efficiency would suffer, as people who sleep through the early daylight hour will have to turn on lights in the evening hour that would otherwise have been "saved".

I don't think this is a good idea.
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« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2015, 08:28:58 pm »
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It gives one extra hour of daylight, beneficial as far I am concerned.

I will not support this bill.
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« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2015, 01:47:57 am »
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Yeah, this bill puts us out of step with the rest of Atlasia. Not entirely keen, to be honest - especially considering I come from a state with a thriving hiking industry.
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« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2015, 02:21:13 am »
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Boo! Hiss!

Switch to EDT, not EST!
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« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2015, 12:52:34 pm »
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I think that we should kept DST in the North East - due to how far north this region is. The extra hour of daylight would benefit our citizens in the summer.
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