Universal Standard Time Act


Universal Standard Time Act
A resolution to reduce barriers to free trade and commerce.

Category: Free Trade

Strength: Mild

Proposed by: Opiachus

Description: PREAMBLE:
The World Assembly, gathered today, has neglected to provide a universal time measurement for all WA nations in the universe. Such a need for this time measurement can not be ignored. It can be used by international combat operations to co-ordinate militaries from several countries to jointly attack. It can be used as an official time zone for use in governments. It is needed to make a common time zone for convienient reference, so that no converting is necessary.

The World Assembly hereby:

DEFINES and CREATES the WA Universal Time (WAUT) as a common time measure for the WA across all WA nations as a co-ordinated time measure designed to increase government effectiveness and provide a universal time for the WA’s internal use.

WA Universal Time in this document will now be known as UT (Universal Time).

FORMS the World Assembly Time Board (WATB), tasked with regulating UT around all nations to be synchronized within half a second (0.5 seconds or 500 milliseconds) of a master atomic clock started once this resolution is passed. The atomic precision master clock shall be kept to match a chosen observatory’s time as defined below. It will use a second defined as 9,192,631,770 transitions between the two hyperfine ground states of a caesium-133 atom, thereby making the master clock an atomic clock.

FURTHER DEFINES that the WATB observes and keeps the master clock to match the UT time tracked at an observatory picked by the WATB. Time observation will start when this legislation is passed by the General Assembly. Master clock will be kept in check by adding “leaps” of various intervals to keep the clock correct to the observatory chosen.

SELECTS a universal 24 hour, 60 minute, 60 second day for WA internal use. UT will use this format.

CLARIFIES that an hour is 60 minutes, and a minute is 60 seconds. The exact scientific definition of a second is 9,192,631,770 electronic transitions between the two hyperfine ground states of caesium-133 atoms.

FURTHER CLARIFIES that in no way does UT substitute or replace any other time zone, or forces members to use UT as an official time zone.

STRONGLY RECOMMENDS member states to define UT/WAUT by the definition provided above, and to recognize this act and it’s implements as an official time measurement for government use.

URGES member states to contribute to the WATB by hosting a secondary clock to provide a backup. Please note that the clock in question needs to be a caesium-133 atomic clock.

This act:

  • Defines and Creates UT.
  • Forms the WATB, tasked with regulating UT.
  • Further defines that the master clock (and by extension, UT) be following a 24 hour clock tracked at an observatory chosen by the WATB.
  • Selects a 24 hour, 60 minute, 60 second day and clock system for WA use.
  • Strongly Recommends WA states to recognize this act and it’s implements as an official time measurement tool.
  • Urges WA states to contribute via hosting a secondary clock to enhance UT.

The World Assembly hereby passes the Universal Standard Time Act and it’s implements.

As it doesn´t enforce its use, having a standard time avaiable for business seems better than use some country as standard. Therefore i vote for, despite the creation of a board(argh).

NationStates • View topic - [PASSED] Universal Standard Time Act is the GA forum thread over this.

The General Assembly resolution Universal Standard Time Act was passed 6,342 votes to 3,060, and implemented in all WA member nations