A bipartisan group of senators is trying to make daylight saving time permanent again. This time‚ they succeeded. After a controversial spring forward in October‚ the Senate passed a bill to lock the clocks to maintain standard time. The senators are unsure how quickly the bill was passed‚ and were unaware of what had happened until the last minute. However‚ the move could be beneficial to the environment. Earlier‚ a proposal was presented to the US Senate that would make Daylight Saving Time permanent. This bill would allow all states to set their clocks to the same time‚ eliminating the need to change them in the fall and winter. The legislation would also save early risers an hour of daylight in the mornings. In the state of New York‚ the sun rises at 7:15 a.m. on Dec. 21‚ but will rise at 8:15 a.m. on the same day as spring. On June 25‚ 1986‚ Congress voted to extend the daytime period by three weeks.
On December 5‚ 2008‚ the Centre for Economic Policy Research published a report calling for permanent DST. In January 2018‚ the US House of Representatives voted to change the time by four weeks. The new law would be effective on November 1 if it passes the Senate‚ and would eliminate the need to change time twice a year.
The hearing showed there is widespread agreement on coming up with a permanent solution and I‘m hopeful that we can end the silliness of the current system soon. — Rep. Frank Pallone (@FrankPallone) March 15, 2022
Passed by Unanimous Consent, S.623: Sunshine Protection Act, as amended (to make Daylight Saving Time permanent) @SenRubioPress / @SenWhitehouse / others — Senate Cloakroom (@SenateCloakroom) March 15, 2022