New York Might Not “Fall Back” For Daylight Savings
This past Sunday we sprung forward for Daylight Saving time here in New York, but if politicians get their way, we won't fall back this November.
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The US Senate approved a new bill that would end Daylight Savings and keep the entire country at the current standard time we are on right now.
The "Sunshine Protection Act" was co-sponsored by US Senator Marco Rubio from Florida who said the act of daylight saving is an old tried tradition that doesn't help current day Americans.
“It's really straightforward: Cutting back on the sun during the fall and winter is a drain on the American people and does little to nothing to help them,"
The bill has already passed the US Senate and will now head to the House of Representatives before it can be signed into law. If passed by the House, the bill would make the current time zone permanent.
Daylight saving time began Sunday, March 13, and will end on Sunday, November 6 if the bill isn't passed.
Not every state would be affected by this bill as some states and United States territories already don't observe Daylight Saving Time.
Hawaii and parts of Arizona, along with American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands do not currently follow Daylight Saving Time. The rest of the country would just keep the same time these areas have right now.
Daylight saving time was introduced by the federal government in 1918. Over the years it has been changed numerous times, and the current daylight saving time lasts much longer than the original one from 1918.