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State Sen. continues push to have Daylight Saving Time permanent

10 March 2019

Daylight saving time begins Sunday morning, meaning the time will jump from 1:59 a.m.to 3 a.m. Changing our clocks is arguably one of the most confusing practices in the United States and it happens only twice a year.

The practice wasn't made permanent in the USA until 1973, when President Richard Nixon signed the Emergency Daylight Saving Time Energy Conservation Act. While in the winter Saskatchewan and Manitoba share a time zone, in the summer Saskatchewan is an hour behind, lining up with mountain daylight time.

The Uniform Time Act of 1966 established Daylight Saving Time throughout the United States and gave states the option to exempt themselves.

Even if one of the bills pass both chambers, however, that's not the final word on ending year-round daylight saving time in Washington.

However, it's hard to say whether daylight saving translates into energy savings, according to several studies, including a 2007 Department of Energy study and a 1997 study on a residential home in Kansas, Live Science previously reported. To ease those complications, Dickerson said he wants to add a provision where a change for Tenn. would only go into effect if at least half of the state's neighbors also opted out of Daylight Saving Time.

Daylight-saving time was originally concocted as a way to save energy in the evening, and was implemented during World War I in Germany.

The interruption can kill people: Incidents of heart attacks, strokes, and fatal auto accidents all spike around the start of daylight-saving time each year. The bad news? We'll lose an hour of sleep in the process.

Daylight saving time was created during World War I to decrease energy used for lights and help conserve energy supplies to help the war effort. Consider setting clocks an hour ahead before bed Saturday night. They also spend more money, which is good for the economy. (Interestingly, Navajo lands in Arizona do observe daylight saving time.) Hawaii also refrains, because it is so far south it doesn't really have all that much of an effect anyway. Remember, it's "spring forward, fall back", baby.

Senator Marco Rubio filed a bill to make it permanent nationwide. On Sunday, Floridians should set their clocks forward an hour.

State Sen. continues push to have Daylight Saving Time permanent