On Tuesday, the Senate unanimously approved the Sun Protection Act, a measure that would make daylight saving time permanent. It was introduced by Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Ed Markey (D-MA) and had 16 other co-sponsors. NEXSTAR) — A proposal to make daylight saving time permanent in the U.S. UU.
It was approved in the Senate on Tuesday and is now addressed to the House of Representatives. The change would mean later sunsets in the winter months, but it would also mean later sunrises. Rubio and other supporters of the Sun Protection Act also say it would reduce crime at night and encourage children to be more physically active after school. Most Americans just moved their clocks forward one hour on Sunday, when daylight saving time began.
Hawaii and most of Arizona are not watching the clock change. The Senate just did something the Indiana General Assembly couldn't do in a century of legislative disputes over how to adjust clocks. The Senate unanimously approved a weather bill. Unanimous Approval to Put the Nation Permanently on Daylight Saving Time.
You don't have to change clocks to go ahead and then turn back. Don't worry about some areas in the north experiencing total darkness until about 9 in the morning. In Indiana's long legislative history of fighting over where to place time zones and whether or when to observe daylight saving time, a unanimous vote was as likely as the unanimous passage of a resolution urging IU or Purdue to win their Old Oaken Bucket football game. Indiana lawmakers were often divided over time, bills to the point of postponement.
In fact, in Hoosier history, a division in the Indiana House of Representatives once continued after the session was adjourned. Obstructionism prevented a vote on a schedule bill until the official midnight deadline to postpone the session. But the bill's proponents turned back the hands on the camera's official clock. And the bill passed early in the morning, and the official watch said it wasn't really too late.
Is the Senate unanimous? It's another case from the official record that shows something that isn't exactly real. The bill's sponsor did it quickly and on time. Marco Rubio, Republican of Florida. He requested unanimous consent for his replacement version to be accepted and for the proposal to be reviewed, read for the third time and approved.
Therefore, it happened in an ingenious move that lasted approximately 14 seconds. It seems that most senators, including those who oppose the bill, didn't know what was happening. Or if some of those present had found notice of the sponsor's intention to request the annulment of the bill, they thought that someone was willing to oppose the unanimous consent and force a regular channel for its consideration. A bipartisan measure by senators from two states with public support for the bill.
Florida, “the “Sunshine State”, has a lot of daylight even in winter and isn't worried about it getting dark too late on winter mornings. Arizona, one of two states that doesn't watch the time of day, is now out of control with television schedules and business relations with other states half the year. The bill allows Arizona to maintain its current time and avoid any clockwork problems with other states. The weather bill now goes to the House of Representatives, where its fate is uncertain.
Hoosiers residents will again be divided on whether they should have daylight saving time all year round. But the Indiana legislature won't have a voice this time. Some Hoosiers residents would like not to have to change clocks. Some wouldn't like it to get dark until after 8 in the morning.
In winter, for fear of the danger of children going to school in the dark. Others would appreciate more light in the late afternoon. South Bend has often been in the midst of disputes over time zones, sometimes placed in the central time zone, now in Eastern Time. Once in chaotic history, South Bend and Mishawaka were at different times.
(NEXSTAR) — Daylight saving time begins Sunday, March 13, which means that Americans in all but two states will set their clocks up an hour and lose some sleep. Supporters of daylight saving time and a common time zone in Indiana often assert that Indiana must adopt the Eastern United States timing system to preserve interstate business with that region. Indiana enacted the statute, officially placing northwest and southwest Indiana in the central time zone, in observance of daylight saving time, and the rest of the state in Eastern Standard Time throughout the year. In 1966, Congress passed the Uniform Time Act, which brought into effect the current daylight saving time observed by 48 states, reports the Smithsonian.
While the USDOT was considering where the time zone line should be, several broadcasting companies filed a federal lawsuit in 1968 to force the USDOT to enforce daylight saving time in Indiana, which they won. A survey conducted last October shows that most Americans want to avoid switching between daylight saving time and standard time, although there is no consensus on which one should be used throughout the year. In the past four years, 18 states have enacted laws or resolutions to keep residents in daylight saving time all year round, pending congressional approval. This commitment was the result of legislation signed by President Richard Nixon in 1972, which placed most of Indiana in Eastern Time, except for the Northwest and Southwest counties, although they observed daylight saving and fall time.
The most extensive study of the history of time zones in Indiana was published in The American Atlas (1997) by Thomas G. Daylight saving time detractors say that scientific studies evaluating the impact of the shift in hourly policy to daylight saving time in Indiana have identified a significant increase in energy use and electricity spending by Indiana households. As a result, the USDOT was ordered to stop informing Indiana residents that the Uniform Schedule Act would not apply and to provide a plan for its implementation (see Time Life Broadcast Company, Inc. Attitudes began to change in the 1990s, when Indiana's intricate time zone situation was considered to be impeding the state's economic growth.
In 1961, the Indiana legislature repealed the 1957 law that made central time official Indiana time, allowing any community to observe daylight saving time. . .