If you want to get people fired up, you don't have to talk about politics. Just ask if they like changing their clocks an hour every year in the spring and fall. When is Daylight Savings Time and will Arkansas stop the back and forth and eventually stay in Daylight Savings Time permanently? 

When is Daylight Savings Time?

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First of all the time change to Daylight Saving Time will happen again this year and it is set for Sunday, March 10.

Has Arkansas Signed a Bill to Stay in Daylight Savings All Year?

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Photo by Jametlene Reskp on Unsplash

Did you know that 19 states have signed a bill to have Daylight Savings all year? Even Texas signed the bill and it passed. But Arkansas? Well, they tried to pass a bill back in 2022. But a month later State Representative Johnny Rye withdrew the bill for further research. 

Photo by Lucian Alexe on Unsplash
Photo by Lucian Alexe on Unsplash

Then last year, according to wnep.com,

In March 2023, State Rep, Stephen Meeks introduced a bill to the Arkansas House to adopt standard time year round, eliminating daylight saving time. The effort failed in the House.


Are The States That Said Yes to Year-Round Day Light Saving Time Doing That Now?

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The 19 states that have voted for Daylight Savings Time all year haven't done so yet. Why? There is one small, actually big snag in this movement.

The federal law says that states can opt out of Daylight Saving Time and stay in Standard Time all year like Arizona and Hawaii.

Can We Make DLS Time Permanent?

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But all the 19 states want to stay in Daylight Savings Time and to do that congress would have to repeal the Uniform Time Act of 1966.

According to the Department of Transportation,

Under the Uniform Time Act, States may choose to exempt themselves from observing Daylight Saving Time by State law. States do not have the authority to choose to be on permanent Daylight Saving Time.


You know the saying It'll take an act of Congress to do something? Meaning don't hold your breath, well this looks like that right now and all of these bills are dead in the water until Congress gets rid of the Uniform Time Act.

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