2018-2019 World Time Zones change and WTZ DST (Daylight Saving Time) News :
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- 24 April, 2019, USA -
"Reference to the proposed Daylight Saving Time bills by state and "future" USA time zones map if all bills pass."
New England states (Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Connecticut) plus Florida, Delaware, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina
hope to adopt DST permanently which would change them from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST).
Alabama, Arkansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Iowa want to
adopt DST permanently which would change them from Central Standard Time
(CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Pacific cost states (California, Washington, and Oregon) would
like to stay on DST year- round which would change them from Pacific
Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST).
- 16 April, 2019, Morocco -
"Morocco to Switch Clocks Back 1 Hour on May 5 2019 for Ramadan", by Safaa Kasraoui, Morocco World News
- Morocco goes back to standard time during Ramadan 2019- from UTC+1 to UTC.
- 8 April, 2019, Brazil -
"Governo anuncia suspensão do Horário de Verão"
Brazil Government announces suspension of Summer Time (DST) in 2019.
- 18 March 2019, West Bank -
"Daylight saving time in Palestine (West Bank / Gaza)",
DST in Gaza Strip and the West Bank will start at midnight 29-30 March 2019
- 7 March 2019, European Parliament -
"Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading"
European Parliament - Legislative Observatory
European Parliament voted to end DST (seasonal clock changes) in 2021.
- 5 December, 2018, Sao Tome and Principe -
"Sao Tome and Principe changes its time zone back to UTC from January 1, 2019."
Diario de Notícias
Sao Tome and Principe government restores country time zone (back to UTC) one year after change of former executive.
- 26 October, 2018, Morocco -
"No Time Change: Morocco to Stay on Daylight Saving Time Year-Round", Morocco World News
- Morocco suspends Daylight Saving Time and stays on GMT+1 / UTC+1 year-round.
- 15 October, 2018, Brazil -
"Planalto informa que não haverá adiamento e que horário de verão começará no próximo dia 4"
Globo, by Guilherme Mazui
Brazil Government decided to abandon the announced second DST change and will start DST on November 4, 2018.
- 05 October, 2018, Ireland -
"Finland THL declares support for winter time, says summer time offers no health benefits"
by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times
Finland wants to adopt winter time on a permanent basis.
- 03 October, 2018, Ireland -
"Government to ask Irish public about scrapping Daylight Savings Time"
by James Cox, Buzz.ie
The Government of Ireland wants to avoid scenario where there would be 2 time zones on the island of Ireland
- 03 October, 2018, Brazil -
"A pedido do MEC, governo adia horário de verão para 18 de novembro"
Editora Globo, by Geralda Doca
Brazil will keep Standard Time for extra 2 weeks until November 18, 2018.
- 03 October, 2018, Russia -
"Amendment to the Federal Law "On the calculation of time""
Volgograd oblast (Volgograd) is going to change its time zone from UTC+3 to UTC+4 (MSK to MSK+1) on 28 October, 2018 at 2am.
- 02 October, 2018, Japan -
"Tokyo 2020 daylight saving idea reportedly shelved", by Nancy Gillen, Inside the Games
Plans to introduce DST to protect athletes and spectators from the heat at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics have reportedly been scrapped.
- 28 September, Japan -
"‘Difficult’ daylight saving a no-go for 2020 Tokyo Games", by TAKAHIRO OKUBO, Asahi Shimbun
Japan to give up on DST (move clocks forward by 1-2 hours) for 2020 Tokyo Olympics Games.
- 12 September, 2018, European Commission -
"State of the Union 2018: Commission proposes to put an end to seasonal clock changes"
European Commission - Press release
EU seeks to scrap seasonal clock changes in 2019.
- June 28, 2018, California, USA -
"AB-807 Daylight saving time"
Assembly Bill No. 807, CHAPTER 60, legislature.ca.gov /
"California Proposition 7, Permanent Daylight Saving Time Measure"
California considers permanent daylight saving time to end of changing clocks - California Proposition 7 on November 6, 2018 state ballot.
- 29 April, 2018, North Korea -
"North Korea to 'unify' standard time with South Korea", by Jennie Oh, United Press International
- North Korea is going to change its time zone from UTC+8:30 back to UTC+9 (same as South Korea) on May 5, 2018.
North Korea (UTC+8:30) to discontinue its time zone which is 30 minutes behind Korean Standard Time (UTC+9)
- 2 January, 2018, Florida, USA -
"Bill Would Eliminate Daylight Saving Time In Florida"
by Daylina Miller, WGCU News
Florida files bill to get rid of Daylight Saving Time from January 1 2019.
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