Proposition 7

Proposition 7 -- Daylight Saving TimeWhat it does: Allows the Legislature to change daylight saving time in California -- either by eliminating it or making it year round -- as long as Congress also approves the change. The voters must weigh in because daylight saving time was originally approved in California by a ballot measure in 1949. How much it costs: The Legislative Analyst’s Office predicts potentially minor changes to state and local revenue due to more worker productivity, fewer accidents and less energy use.

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  • Yes - For the Measure

  • No - Against the Measure

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Statements for and against the measure:

Supporters: Assemblyman Kansen Chu, D-San Jose.

What they say: Medical studies assert that changing time twice a year disrupts sleep patterns and increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. Changing time increases electricity gasoline use, costing Californians $434 million a year.
Opponents: Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara.

What they say: There is no conclusive evidence that eliminating daylight saving time would save any money. The change would make it too dark in the mornings, when people and their children are heading out for the day, raising safety concerns.