Introduced Version





HOUSE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION No.
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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED RESOLUTION



    A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION urging the United States Department of Transportation to hold hearings on the question of the relocation of the boundary between the Central Time Zone and the Eastern Time Zone in Indiana.



Kuzman




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Introduced

First Regular Session 112th General Assembly (2001)


HOUSE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION



    A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION urging the United States Department of Transportation to hold hearings on the question of the relocation of the boundary between the Central Time Zone and the Eastern Time Zone in Indiana.

    Whereas, The Uniform Time Act of 1966 (15 U.S.C. 260 et seq.) delegates to the Secretary of the United States Department of Transportation the responsibility for designating standard time zones in the United States;

    Whereas, Requests for changes in the designated time zones must be made by a local unit of government or a state government to the Secretary of the United States Department of Transportation;

    Whereas, The Secretary of the United States Department of Transportation may make changes in time zone boundaries, subject to public hearings in the communities affected, at the request of a public body;

    Whereas, The time that should be observed in Indiana has been a continuing issue of controversy in Indiana; and

    Whereas, The General Assembly finds that it would be in the best interests of the citizens of Indiana to be located in the Central Time Zone, except that the citizens of southeast Indiana should be given the option of remaining in the Eastern Time Zone: Therefore,


Be it resolved by the House of Representatives

of the General Assembly of the State of Indiana,

the Senate concurring:


    SECTION 1. That the United States Department of Transportation is urged to initiate proceedings under the Uniform Time Act of 1966 to hold hearings in the appropriate locations in Indiana on the question of whether all of Indiana, except counties in southeastern Indiana that choose to remain in the Eastern Time Zone, should be located in the Central Time Zone.
    SECTION 2. That the Clerk of the House of Representatives send a certified copy of this resolution to the Secretary of the United States Department of Transportation as an official expression of opinion by and a request of the 112th Indiana General Assembly.