Skip to comments.Daylight saving time could become permanent in the U.S. Here's what that means.
Posted on 03/22/2022 6:14:36 AM PDT by sodpoodle
The U.S. Senate apparently likes daylight saving time so much that it wants to make it permanent. Legislators unanimously voted to approve the Sunshine Protection Act on March 15, 2022, which would establish daylight saving time as the default all year round for the states that observe it — meaning darker mornings and brighter evenings in winter.
The bill must be passed by the House of Representatives and then signed by the President before it can come into effect. But if it does, Americans will no longer have to change their clocks twice every year starting from 2023.
"The public safety improvements, economic benefits, and the wellbeing of the American people are all excellent and credible reasons to embrace year-long Daylight Saving Time," said Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith. "I believe the Sunshine Protection Act would give us an immediate and long-term boost after a terrible pandemic year and a very dark winter."
Time zones will remain in place and unaffected, and states or territories which don't already observe daylight saving time won't be forced to do so.
(Excerpt) Read more at msn.com ...
This is the most ridiculous government we’ve had in our country’s history.
Can we get the Kameltoe explanation?
posted this thread 10/20/2020
I love the idea!!!
Glad to see the Senate is attacking the really important issues of the day.
Just arbitrarily changing it instantly is a recipe for overwhelming the system.
Give a five-year notice so the digital infrastructure can be adjusted.
Just restore the clocks to their proper setting, and then leave them alone.
Because changing the clock on my bathroom is a pain in the neck. //Sarc
There was actually an article in my local paper explaining when, exactly to change the clocks. I can imagine there were idiots staying up to 2 AM to change their clocks “on time.”
And..I am sure there are a lot of digital clocks flashing this past week.
Its a good thing our Congress is all over this.
Keep it on standard time permanently.
Should have moved to standard time.
Making DST permanent, might as well just switch AM and PM.
9:25 AM will henceforth be known as 9:25 PM, and vice versa.
The time on a clock makes no diff. Humanity adjusts to starting their daily activities according the sunrise, and getting ready for bedtime some time after sunset.
” states or territories which don’t already observe daylight saving time won’t be forced to do so.”
Mighty nice of them.
> Legislators unanimously voted to approve the Sunshine Protection Act... <
What are they protecting the sunshine against? Would there be less sunshine during the day if this measure fails?
(I don’t know if this would be a good law or not. But it sure has a silly, childish title. Unfortunately that’s the norm these days.)
I’d just have it moved ahead 1/2 hour. Something for everybody.
The Ukrainians, bleh, they have it easy, I may have to reach up, and maybe the horrors of horrors stand on chair and spin a dial forward or backward twice a year.
well, back in the 70’s, the knock on DST full time was that in northern states, sunrise was so late, kids had to go to school in the dark.
I guess now we’ll just send them out the door with a flashlight. And a mask.
I hear kids are resilient these days; they’ll figure it out.
Texas needs its own time
Just do something so that its not freaking broad daylight at 9:00 pm anymore.
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