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U.S. Senate approves bill that would make Daylight Savings Time permanent in 2023 (1 Viewer)

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Finally!!!!!! Although think it should take place sooner. Oh well...... better late than never

WASHINGTON, March 15 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate voted unanimously on Tuesday to make Daylight Savings Time permanent, a move supporters say would make winter afternoons brighter and end the twice changing of clocks.

The measure still needs approval from the U.S. House of Representatives and the backing of President Joe Biden. On Sunday, most of the United States resumed Daylight Savings Time, moving ahead one hour. The United States will resume standard time in November 2022.

Senator Marco Rubio said after input from airlines and broadcasters that supporters agreed that the change would not take place until November 2023.

 
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Any idea why we would have to wait until 2023?
 
Finally!!!!!! Although think it should take place sooner. Oh well......

WASHINGTON, March 15 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate voted unanimously on Tuesday to make Daylight Savings Time permanent, a move supporters say would make winter afternoons brighter and end the twice changing of clocks.

The measure still needs approval from the U.S. House of Representatives and the backing of President Joe Biden. On Sunday, most of the United States resumed Daylight Savings Time, moving ahead one hour. The United States will resume standard time in November 2022.

Senator Marco Rubio said after input from airlines and broadcasters that supporters agreed that the change would not take place until November 2023.


Good

Who was the poster that had no understanding of DST and claimed this was impossible and would cause us to lose time and or create time travel or something????? LMAO
I think they are banned now but maybe im wrong LOL
 
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Any idea why we would have to wait until 2023?
They don't want everyone to have to change their clocks again. Everyone's already used to the schedule so the next change would be the last under this bill. And let's just hope that this passes because the clock switching is so stupid.

EDIT: To clarify, they want the extra evening hour to be the norm, so there will be two more clock switches, with next March being the last.

EDIT 2: Actually it says the change wouldn't take place until November 2023? No idea why. I was completely wrong. So we'd lose an hour in the evening? That sucks.
 
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It's about time (no pun intended) they settled in on one permanent, year around time.

I live half the year in Arizona and half the year in Sonora Mexico, and both locations use Mountain Standard time year around and don't use DST.
 
Finally!!!!!! Although think it should take place sooner. Oh well...... better late than never

WASHINGTON, March 15 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate voted unanimously on Tuesday to make Daylight Savings Time permanent, a move supporters say would make winter afternoons brighter and end the twice changing of clocks.

The measure still needs approval from the U.S. House of Representatives and the backing of President Joe Biden. On Sunday, most of the United States resumed Daylight Savings Time, moving ahead one hour. The United States will resume standard time in November 2022.

Senator Marco Rubio said after input from airlines and broadcasters that supporters agreed that the change would not take place until November 2023.

Yeah, that's great for everyone who works indoors but there's a couple weeks in December when It's hard to start work outside at 8:00 am at about 49° north. Too dark. And It's worse the further north you go.
 
It's about time (no pun intended) they settled in on one permanent, year around time.

I live half the year in Arizona and half the year in Sonora Mexico, and both locations use Mountain Standard time year around and don't use DST.
That far south there's no need. Farmers in Montana might not agree.
 
Arizona has not observed daylight savings, except for the Navajo Nation in the NE corner of the State.

Hope it becomes law.
 
Interesting facts:

Here’s when and why daylight saving time started in the US​

Benjamin Franklin first introduced the idea of daylight saving time in a 1784 essay titled “An Economical Project.” But the modern concept is credited to George Hudson, an entomologist from New Zealand, who in 1895 “proposed a two-hour time shift so he’d have more after-work hours of sunshine to go bug hunting in the summer,” the National Geographic reports.

The concept resurfaced during WWI as a way to save energy. The idea was that people would spend more time outside and less time inside with the lights on at night and, therefore, conserve electricity.

“But it was only done during the summer,” Vox reports. “Otherwise, farmers would have to wake up and begin farming in the dark to be on the same schedule as everyone else.”

The law “to save daylight” was passed by Congress in 1918. After the war, however, state governments were left to decide whether they wanted to continue with the time change.

The law resurfaced during WWII but again, after the war, the time change decision was left to each state. Some states kept it and others abandoned it. Daylight saving time didn’t officially become a law until 1966, under the Uniform Time Act. Now, according to the Department of Transportation, daylight saving time reduces crime, conserves energy and even saves lives and prevents traffic injuries, since more people are traveling to and from places during the daylight.

Still, not everyone is a fan. After all, “springing forward” and losing an hour of sleep can hurt workers’ productivity. Studies have shown that even one night of not getting proper sleep can have ripple effects: It can make you feel hungrier than usual, it puts you at greater risks for accidents while driving and at work, it can decrease your focus and it can makes you susceptible to catching a cold.

 
Any idea why we would have to wait until 2023?
There needs to be planning to make computer systems work with it would be my guess. For the most part, that's a simple patch, but for ERP systems and what not, it can be a little more complicated since there might need to be financial and production planning, depending on company processes.
 
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Who was the poster that had no understanding of DST and claimed this was impossible and would cause us to lose time and or create time travel or something????? LMAO
I think they are banned now but maybe im wrong LOL
why do i miss some of the really funny stuff??
 
Any idea why we would have to wait until 2023?
Nope. The only thing the article states is that the Airlines and Broadcasters asked them to wait. Maybe scheduling issues since they are usually computerized and prepared in advance
 
why do i miss some of the really funny stuff??
oh it was a good time .. . and if i recall correctly this went on for at least a year or two he made these claims and was dead serious . . .it was mind-boggling somebody could be that stupid but also type
 
Finally!!!!!! Although think it should take place sooner. Oh well...... better late than never

WASHINGTON, March 15 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate voted unanimously on Tuesday to make Daylight Savings Time permanent, a move supporters say would make winter afternoons brighter and end the twice changing of clocks.

The measure still needs approval from the U.S. House of Representatives and the backing of President Joe Biden. On Sunday, most of the United States resumed Daylight Savings Time, moving ahead one hour. The United States will resume standard time in November 2022.

Senator Marco Rubio said after input from airlines and broadcasters that supporters agreed that the change would not take place until November 2023.

Excellent!

Leave it to a Democratically led Senate to find unity.
 
They don't want everyone to have to change their clocks again. Everyone's already used to the schedule so the next change would be the last under this bill. And let's just hope that this passes because the clock switching is so stupid.

EDIT: To clarify, they want the extra evening hour to be the norm, so there will be two more clock switches, with next March being the last.

EDIT 2: Actually it says the change wouldn't take place until November 2023? No idea why. I was completely wrong. So we'd lose an hour in the evening? That sucks.
The time goes back so I believe you gain an hour but it would be dark sooner
 

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