Is This The Last Time We’ll Ever Need to Change our Clocks?
2:00 AM this Sunday morning marks the beginning of Daylight Saving Time. Either Saturday night before you go to bed, or Sunday morning when you get up; remember to set your clocks ahead one hour (or be really late everywhere you go Sunday).
But will this be the last weekend that we'll ever need to 'spring forward' or 'fall back?' If a bill currently in the U.S. Senate passes, the answer is yes.
Republicans and Democrats haven't agreed on much lately, but the Senate bill proposing that the United States stay permanently on Daylight Savings Time has bipartisan support.
According to an article on CBS News website:
The so-called "Sunshine Protection Act of 2021" was reintroduced Tuesday by U.S. Senators Marco Rubio, R-Florida; James Lankford, R-Oklahoma; Roy Blunt, R-Missouri; Sheldon Whitehouse, D-Rhode Island; Ron Wyden, D-Oregon; Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Mississippi; Rick Scott, R-Florida; and Ed Markey, D-Massachusetts.
Several states (California, Florida, Louisiana, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Washington) have already passed legislation to keep Daylight Saving Time all year long, but federal law needs to be changed before individual states can act.
If this bill eventually becomes a law before November, we'll just be staying on Daylight Saving Time for good -- without changing back again in the fall.
If you don't want to bother with setting your clock ahead an hour, you'll be back in sync with the rest of us when we 'Fall Back' on November 7th (if the Senate bill doesn't pass).
This is also your also semi-annual reminder to change the batteries in your smoke and CO2 detectors. Be safe!
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