Law on the determination of time
|Title:||Law on the determination of time|
|Short title:||Time law|
|Type:||Federal law , objection law|
|Scope:||Federal Republic of Germany|
|Legal matter:||Commercial administrative law|
|Issued on:||July 25, 1978
( Federal Law Gazette I p. 1110 , ber.p. 1262 )
|Entry into force on:||August 1, 1978|
|Last change by:||
Art. 1 G of
13 September 1994
( Federal Law Gazette I p. 2322 )
|Effective date of the
|September 23, 1994
(Art. 2 G of September
|Expiry:||July 12, 2008
(Art. 3 G of July 3, 2008,
Federal Law Gazette I p. 1185 )
|Please note the note on the applicable legal version.|
The law on time determination (Zeitgesetz), which expired on July 12, 2008, determined how the time is determined in Germany and that the legal time in official and business dealings is decisive for the date and time .
The legal time is Central European Time . This is determined by the coordinated universal time with the addition of an hour . The statutory time is defined, displayed and disseminated by the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt .
The law authorizes the federal government also "for better utilization of the daytime brightness and the approximation of the time count to that of neighboring States, ordinance instituted for a period between 1 March and 31 October, Central European Summer Time." The Federal Government last made use of this authorization in 2001 with the ordinance on the introduction of Central European summer time from 2002 , which introduces summer time for an indefinite period; it has thus implemented the EC Directive 2000/84 / EC on the regulation of summer time . Central European summer time applies from the last Sunday in March until the last Sunday in October . It is determined by the coordinated universal time with the addition of two hours.
The law came into force on August 1, 1978 and replaced the corresponding law of the German Reich from 1893 ( law on the introduction of a uniform time determination ).
The law was repealed with effect from July 12, 2008, and its content was transferred to the law on units in metrology and time determination .
- Directive 2000/84 / EC of the European Parliament and the Council of January 19, 2001 on the regulation of summer time (PDF file; 95 kB)
- Federal Law Gazette I p. 1185 ) of 3 July 2008 (