PA Lawmaker Wants to Eliminate Daylight Saving Time


After each war, Congress rescinded the national laws but many people liked the extra hour of sunshine at the end of summer days, so some states and even cities observed daylight time while others kept standard time year-round.

Unless Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., gets his way. Hawaii, Arizona, Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands, Americana Samoa and the Northern Marianas Islands don't participate in the time change at all.

Increased sunlight in the evening also leads to more physical activity among children, studies have said.

Washington state senators have also proposed a bill to abolish year-round Daylight Saving Time.

Spurred by the Florida Legislature's passage previous year of a daylight saving time act, the three Republicans announced Wednesday they have filed "Sunlight Protection Act" bills that would enable that on the federal level, as needed. Almost 60 percent of voters agreed that they don't want to keep changing the clocks twice a year, joining Hawaii and Arizona as states that do not recognize the time change.

Under the act, Americans would set their clocks forward an hour and keep them there.

During the winter, it would have been one hour ahead of the rest of the Eastern Time Zone, with prime time TV and sporting events starting an hour later.

Back in November, almost 60 per cent of California voters chose to stay in DST but the changes have yet to be brought to the state legislature for vote.

Studies suggest multiple benefits from permanent daylight savings time, including an economic advantage. However, that bill did not make it past Senate Commerce Committee, according to the Sun Sentinel.

Rubio's office said additional daylight at the end of the day could mean fewer auto accidents involving pedestrians; lower risk of cardiac illnesses, stroke and seasonal depression; fewer robberies; less child obesity and increased physical fitness; and reduced energy use.

For everyone else, daylight saving-time starts at 2 a.m. Sunday and ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 3. Kessler calls daylight saving time "craziness". The province, however, adopts Central Standard Time for itself year-round, nullifying daylight saving time.

The bills state that all time zones in Texas would be exempt from the law that establishes daylight-saving time.

If the bill passes, OR voters will get the final say in November 2020.