Tuesday, February 15, 2005

DST: Yes! Cell phone ban: No!

House Bill 1034 (observation of Daylight Savings Time) is expected to make it out of committee shortly, and a few lawmakers are predicting it may narrowly pass in the Indiana House. It will be the first time since 1955 that legislation about DST has made it to the floor of either chamber of the Assembly. And it will be the 24th piece of DST legislation in the past 30 years to be considered. I think the most compelling argument I heard from a commerce perspective focused on our inability to get a an airline hub here due to the time issues. With the expense of the new airport's mid-field terminal (and the article yesterday about long taxi times becoming longer), airline business could be a major factor.

And, thankfully, House Bill 1508 is going to be held up in the Roads and Transporation Commitee. 1508 would have outlawed the use of hand-held mobile phones while driving. The fine for breaking this law would have been $25.


At Wed Feb 16, 04:19:00 PM, Blogger Doug said...

I'm pretty sure I've read that a DST bill made it out of committee to the floor of the House in 1995.

At Thu Feb 17, 07:39:00 AM, Blogger braingirl said...

I heard this morning that it's been 10 years. That's what I get for trusting the Star :-)


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