Texas House Approves Measure To Allow Voters To Get Rid Of Daylight Savings Time




Matt Briscoe
Publisher/Managing Editor
The Southside Light

Texans may soon get to have their say when it comes to ending daylight saving time in the Lone Star State.
The Texas House on Tuesday voted 133 to 9 on House Joint Resolution 117 which proposes a statewide referendum that would allow Texas to exempt the state from daylight saving time or observing daylight saving time year-round.
On the ballot, Texas voters will be asked to vote ‘For’ or ‘Against’ the following language:

“The constitutional amendment authorizing the state to conduct a statewide referendum to allow the voters to choose between exempting the state from daylight saving time year-round and authorizing the legislature to enact legislation that gives effect to the option preferred by a majority of the voters voting in the statewide referendum.”

Should HJR 117 passes the Texas Senate, voters will get to decide on the measure on
November 5.

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