Time Changes This Weekend, But Will it be The Last?
It's that time again! Daylight Savings Time starts up this weekend. It's always a big sign that spring is almost here.
So of course be sure to set your clock forward one hour Saturday night before you go to sleep. The time will officially change at 2AM on Sunday morning (March 14). Yes, we lose an hour of sleep but we get it back in the fall. Well, maybe...
Did you know that there is a bill in the Senate right now called the Sunshine Protection Act? It's a bi-partisan bill and if passed we would stay on daylight savings time.
According to CBS news:
The "Sunshine Protection Act of 2021" would apply to states who participate in DST by negating Standard Time, which only lasts between November to March, when Americans turn their clocks back one hour.
So, if the bill is passed, Americans would keep DST, which currently lasts from March to November, and wouldn't have to change their clocks twice a year.
It was introduced a few years back but this past week it was reintroduced by 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.
Approximately 70 countries still practice Daylight Savings Time which includes most of Europe, China, Japan and India do not. You can find a list of all the countries that do practice DST and the history of Daylight Savings Time here.
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