HB 3784

86(R) - 2019
House State Affairs
House State Affairs
Daylight Savings Time

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Positive


Lyle Larson

Bill Caption

Relating to authorizing a statewide referendum allowing voters to indicate a preference for exempting the state from daylight saving time or observing daylight saving time year-round.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

HB 3784 would authorize the legislature to hold a statewide referendum to allow voters to indicate whether they would prefer to exempt Texas from daylight saving time or observe daylight saving time year-round.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action recommends supporting HB 3784 because it promotes our principles of limited government and individual liberty. We are in favor abolishing the needless practice of setting clocks back an hour each fall and moving them ahead one hour each spring. We do not take a position as to whether the state should opt out of DST or adopt DST year-round. Either option would be preferable to the status quo in which Texans are required to fall back and spring forward each year.

Organizations Supporting

Republican Party of Texas