At two o'clock ante-meridian of the last Sunday in April of each year, the standard
time in this commonwealth shall be advanced one hour, and at two o'clock ante-meridian
of the last Sunday in October of each year the standard time in this commonwealth
shall, by the retarding of one hour, be made to coincide with the mean astronomical
time of the degree of longitude governing the zone wherein the commonwealth is situated,
the standard official time of which is described as United States standard eastern
time, so that between the last Sunday of April at two o'clock ante-meridian and the
last Sunday in October at two o'clock ante-meridian in each year the standard time
in this commonwealth shall be one hour in advance of the United States standard eastern
time. And in all laws, statutes, orders, decrees, rules and regulations relating to the
time of performance of any act by any officer or department of the commonwealth, or
of any county, city, town or district thereof, or relating to the time in which any
rights shall accrue or determine, or within which any act shall or shall not be performed
by any person subject to the jurisdiction of the commonwealth, and in all the public
schools and in all institutions of the commonwealth, or of any county, city, town
or district thereof, and in all contracts or choses in action made or to be performed
in the commonwealth, it shall be understood and intended that the time shall be United
States standard eastern time as changed by this section.
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