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The Standard Time Act
, , also known as the Calder Act
, was the first United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...
federal law implementing standard time and Daylight saving time in the United States
Daylight saving time in the United States was first observed in 1918. Most areas of the United States currently observe daylight saving time, with the exceptions being the states of Arizona and Hawaii along with the territories of Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, and the Northern Mariana...
. It authorized the Interstate Commerce Commission
The Interstate Commerce Commission was a regulatory body in the United States created by the Interstate Commerce Act of 1887. The agency's original purpose was to regulate railroads to ensure fair rates, to eliminate rate discrimination, and to regulate other aspects of common carriers, including...
to define each time zone.
The section concerning daylight saving time was repealed by the act titled An Act For the repeal of the daylight-saving law