HJR 117

86(R) - 2019

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Positive

Bill Caption

Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing a statewide referendum allowing voters to indicate a preference for exempting this state from daylight saving time or observing daylight saving time year-round.

Fiscal Notes

No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated, other than the cost of publication. The cost to the state for publication of the resolution is $177,289.

Bill Analysis

HJR 117 proposes a constitutional amendment authorizing 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 HJR 117 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.