The Alaska Senate passed a bill to kill Daylight Saving Time Wednesday, voting 16-4 to send the measure to the House. The bill passed shortly after noon Alaska Daylight Time.
The bill, Senate Bill 6, also asks the U.S. Transportation Dept. to include at least some of Alaska in the Pacific Time Zone.
The sponsor of the measure, Sen. Anna MacKinnon, R-Eagle River, said the state has the power to eliminate Daylight Saving Time, but shifting time zones is solely the prerogative of the federal government.
Not everyone agrees, of course; you can't get a random sampling of Alaskans to agree that it's daylight at noon in July.
The proposal to put the panhandle (Ketchikan/Sitka/Juneau/Haines, etc) in the Pacific time zone is interesting. That would have Juneau an hour ahead of Anchorage ...
And everyone knows the Legislature is behind the times!