Monday, March 16, 2009

If I Could Turn Back Time

Those of you looking forward to the death of Daylight Savings Time -- and I'm surprised at the number who have written me saying just that -- will be disappointed at the latest devclopment in Sen. Mary Jane Garcia's effort to eliminate DST.

On Saturday the Senate temporarily tabled SB716 so Sen. Cisco McSorley could amend the bill to make DST permanent. Sen. Garcia, I'm told, didn't mind that because it's the twice-a-year switching she objects to.

However, according to a source close to Garcia, by Sunday McSorley was told by the Legislative Council Service that the only option federal law allows is to opt out completely.

So Garcia will move to permanently table the bill today, I'm told.

Don't forget to fall back in October.