Five counties in Clark, Dearborn, Floyd, Harrison and Ohio, which were in the eastern time zone, did observe daylight saving time, and ten other counties, Gibson, Jasper, Lake, LaPorte, Newton, Porter, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh and Warrick, which were in the central time zone, did observe daylight saving time. Advises the Department of Transportation that any Indiana county that is currently in the central time zone should remain in the central time zone and that Clark, Dearborn, Floyd, Harrison and Ohio counties should remain in the eastern time zone. With this change, 80 counties are in the Eastern Time Zone and 12 Counties are in the Central Time Zone. Request to the United States Department of Transportation to initiate procedures for holding hearings on the question of the location of the boundary between the eastern time zone and the central time zone in Indiana.
It states that the state supports the effort of any county to change the time zone in which the county is located according to procedures established by federal law. At this time, 82 counties were in the Eastern Time Zone and ten counties were in the Central Time Zone. Farmers in rural Indiana oppose daylight saving time because their days follow sunrise and sunset instead of the Most of the state uses Eastern Time, using Eastern Standard Time (EST) during the winter months and Eastern Summer Time (EDT) in the summer months, when the time of summer is in effect. All of Indiana moves the clocks forward 1 hour to daylight saving time in spring and then slows them back in the fall.