Proposition 7: Daylight Savings Time Act

Position: No Position

Conforms California Daylight Saving Time to Federal Law. Allows Legislature to Change Daylight Saving Time Period. Legislative Statute

Permanent Daylight Saving Time Measure; allows the California State Legislature to establish permanent, year-round daylight saving time (DST) in California by a two-thirds vote if federal law is changed to allow for permanent DST.

The Libertarian Party of California voted to take no position on this matter leaving it up to each individual to decide for themselves.

The arguments in favor of approving this initiative are that although permanent Daylight Saving Time would desynchronize California from certain states, it would place it in sync with Arizona.  In addition it’s argued that changing the time wastes energy and jeopardizes public health as research has shown an increase in strokes, heart attacks and accidents following the time changes.

The arguments in opposition of this initiative are that it would desynchronize California from certain states and mean that the time differences between different states would vary during the year. They also argue that Californians would wake up in the dark during the winter.