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Full Text of HB2609  102nd General Assembly




State of Illinois
2021 and 2022


Introduced 2/19/2021, by Rep. Tim Butler - Jonathan Carroll


5 ILCS 440/1  from Ch. 1, par. 3201

    Amends the Time Standardization Act. Provides that the State is exempt from the provisions of the federal Uniform Time Act of 1966 that establish daylight saving time.

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1    AN ACT concerning government.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Time Standardization Act is amended by
5changing Section 1 as follows:
6    (5 ILCS 440/1)  (from Ch. 1, par. 3201)
7    Sec. 1. The State of Illinois, acting under the exemption
8provisions of the federal Uniform Time Act of 1966 (15 U.S.C.
9260a(a)), is exempt from the provisions of that law that
10establish daylight saving time. At two o'clock ante meridian
11of the second Sunday in March of each year, the standard time
12in this State shall be advanced one hour, and at two o'clock
13ante meridian of the first Sunday in November of each year the
14standard time in this State shall, by the retarding of one
15hour, be made to coincide with the mean astronomical time of
16the ninety degrees of longitude West from Greenwich, the
17standard official time of which is described as United States
18standard central time, so that between the second Sunday of
19March at two o'clock ante meridian in each year and the first
20Sunday in November at two o'clock ante meridian in each year
21the standard time in this State shall be one hour in advance of
22the United States standard central time: Provided, however,
23that nothing in this Act shall be so construed as to be in



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1contravention of any federal law or authorized order of the
2Interstate Commerce Commission with respect to the time zones
3of the United States. And in all laws, statutes, orders,
4judgments, rules and regulations relating to the time of
5performance of any act of any officer or department of this
6State, or of any county, township, city or town, municipal
7corporation, agency or instrumentality of the State, or school
8district or school authority or relating to the time in which
9any rights shall accrue or determine, or within which any act
10shall or shall not be performed by any person subject to the
11jurisdiction of the State, and in all the public schools and in
12all institutions of the State, or of any county, township,
13city or town, municipal corporation, agency or instrumentality
14of the State or school district or school authority, and in all
15contracts or choses in action made or to be performed in the
16State, it shall be understood and intended that the time shall
17be the time prescribed in this Section.
18    If the date on which time is to be advanced one hour, the
19date on which time is to be retarded one hour, or both, as set
20forth under Section 260a of the federal Uniform Time Act of
211966 (15 U.S.C. 260a), as now or hereafter amended,
22renumbered, or succeeded, differs from either or both of those
23dates as set forth under this Section, then the dates set forth
24under the federal law shall control and shall apply in
25Illinois, notwithstanding the dates set forth in this Section.
26(Source: P.A. 95-725, eff. 6-30-08.)