Mostly for the US residents, but in the first case for some beyond the national borders, I relay two links of interest.
In response to a document created by its Division of Dynamical Astronomy the American Astronomical Society has formed a committee to make recommendation to the ITU-R. http://www.aas.org/policy/LeapSecondCommittee.html They solicit input before making their recommendation to the AAS council. Input is requested prior to 2006-09-15. In the middle of May some text about legal time in the US was introduced into a US Senate bill regarding funding for NSF and NIST. See section 508 of S.2802 introduced 2006-05-15, e.g. http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c109:S.2802: (note that the final colon in the URL is relevant) This bill is currently awaiting amendments as seen in http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d109:s.02802: The language seeks to redefine the national time standard from GMT to UTC. Language like this was introduced in 2002, but the bill was killed. -- Steve Allen <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> WGS-84 (GPS) UCO/Lick Observatory Natural Sciences II, Room 165 Lat +36.99858 University of California Voice: +1 831 459 3046 Lng -122.06014 Santa Cruz, CA 95064 http://www.ucolick.org/~sla/ Hgt +250 m