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.