Love it or hate it, it’s coming: The end of Daylight Saving Time.
Yes, you need to get ready to “fall back”. At 2:00 a.m. Pacific time on Sunday, November 6, California residents will have to set their clocks back one hour. It’s happening again, even though in 2018 California voters overwhelmingly approved Proposition 7, a ballot initiative that opened the door to permanently enacting daylight saving time.
Cork. 7 empowered state legislatures to pass legislation making daylight saving time permanent. Less than a month later, Assembly member Kansen Chu introduced AB 7, the summer time law Prop. 7 activated, but the legislature never passed it.
Even if they had, the federal government would still have to OK the change.
This year, the US Senate approved unanimously a bill called the Sunshine Protection Act, which was introduced by Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida. The bill will permanently extend summer time from eight months a year to a full 12 months. But the measure has not yet been passed by the US House of Representatives, nor has it been signed by President Joe Biden.
So this happened: Senate passes bill to make daylight saving time permanent
Here are some things to know about daylight saving time, fall back and jump forward.
What is summer time?
According to timeanddate.com“daylight saving time is the practice of setting clocks one hour earlier than standard time to make use of more sunlight during spring, summer, and fall evenings. Daylight Saving Time (DST) is used to conserve energy and make better use of daylight. It was first used in 1908 in Thunder Bay, Canada.”
Daylight saving time became a national standard in 1966 when President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Uniform Time Act, which was established as a way to continue to conserve energy. The idea was that if it’s light out longer, you’ll spend less time using light in your home.
Is it DST, DST or DST?
It’s summer time. No hyphen, no apostrophe and no extra S in the sentence. Also, no capital letters. But for people who search for the term online, these results come up: “Daylight Savings Time,” “summer time,” and “daylight saving time.”
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Who is responsible for summer time?
The US Department of Transportation oversees the nation’s time zones and the uniform observance of daylight saving time, according to transportation.gov. The monitoring of time zones was assigned to the DOT to help keep track of transportation.
When does daylight saving time end in 2022?
Summer time ends at 2 a.m. Pacific on Sunday, November 6. California residents will have to “fall back,” or set their clocks back one hour.
When is daylight saving time 2023?
Summer time for 2023 starts at 2 a.m. Pacific Sunday, March 12 for “spring forward” and at 2 Pacific Sunday, November 5, for “fall back”.
What is the Sunshine Protection Act?
The Sunshine Protection Act will permanently extend summer time from eight months a year to a full 12 months. The bill was first introduced in January 2021 and reintroduced by Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, and seven other bipartisan members of Congress in March 2022. The bill would make daylight saving time permanent across the United States
What is the Standard Time Act?
The Standard Time Act of 1918 was the first federal law to implement standard time and daylight saving time.
The U.S. Department of Transportation states, “federal oversight of time zones began in 1918 with the passage of the Standard Time Act, which gave the Interstate Commerce Commission the responsibility of establishing boundaries between the standard time zones of the United States. This responsibility was transferred from the Interstate Commerce Commission to the DOT when Congress created the DOT in 1966.”
What is the Uniform Time Act?
In 1966, when the U.S. Department of Transportation was created, the Uniform Time Act established a system of uniform daylight saving time across the United States. It simplified when and where daylight savings time would go into effect.
Which states do not observe daylight saving time?
Arizona and Hawaii do not recognize daylight saving time. There is also no need to change the clocks in Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam or the Northern Mariana Islands.
Which states do not want to observe daylight saving time?
More than 30 states are considering legislation related to the practice of changing clocks twice a year, and seven states — Alabama, Arkansas, Nevada, Oregon, Tennessee, Washington and Florida — have already approved legislation. However, these states still need the OK from Congress to implement the change.
Which countries observe summer time?
Daylight saving time is used in more than 70 countries worldwide and affects more than one billion people each year. The start and end dates vary from country to country.
What are the benefits of Daylight Savings Time?
If permanent DST goes into effect, the biggest benefit would be no sleep disruptions. It is not necessary to change the watch twice a year before, at 02.00 or after 02.00 on a Sunday in autumn and spring.
Other perks would be more time during the day to be out and about, and experts say it’s better for your health — no sleep disruption. No getting ready for bed or waking up habits to change.
Proponents of staying on standard time year-round say the same thing.
Cast: Mike Snider, USA TODAY; Ginny Beagan, USA TODAY Network-Florida, The Desert Sun in Palm Springs, California.
This article originally appeared on the Palm Springs Desert Sun: 2022 Daylight Saving Time: When Will We Fall Back & the Sunshine Protection Act