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Old 04-21-2019, 10:34 AM
 
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I moved to a country with no Daylight Savings Time for a few years, and it was great. It sux having to deal with it again. They should get rid of it.

Plus many people believe it's unhealthy, because it gets in the way of the natural body clock.
Some of us have natural body clocks that are permanently tuned to DST. we dont count?
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Old 04-21-2019, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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Some of us have natural body clocks that are permanently tuned to DST. we dont count?
You count. That's why the plan is to give you permanent DST, for you body clock permanently tuned to DST.
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Old 05-01-2019, 03:25 PM
 
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On Tuesday, the Tennessee Senate overwhelmingly passed a bill 29-1 that would make Daylight Saving Time year-round in the state. HB 0247 aims to establish Daylight Saving Time as the standard time in Tennessee. It is heading to Governor Bill Lee's desk to be signed into law.

Daylight Saving Time bill passes Tennessee Senate; Heading to Governor Lee's desk

https://newschannel9.com/news/local/...rnor-lees-desk
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Old 05-02-2019, 08:51 AM
 
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It would look really interesting if 30 states all of a sudden decided to go on permanent daylight savings time. Some states around you would be an hour earlier, trains and buses that cross state borders would immediately have to change time, you wouldn't know what time it was in another state, on and on.
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Old 05-02-2019, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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It would look really interesting if 30 states all of a sudden decided to go on permanent daylight savings time. Some states around you would be an hour earlier, trains and buses that cross state borders would immediately have to change time, you wouldn't know what time it was in another state, on and on.
That is the way it was until 1966, when states decided if and when to observe Daylight Saving Time, and still is in the states that are on permanent Standard Time.
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Old 05-02-2019, 11:07 AM
 
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It would look really interesting if 30 states all of a sudden decided to go on permanent daylight savings time. Some states around you would be an hour earlier, trains and buses that cross state borders would immediately have to change time, you wouldn't know what time it was in another state, on and on.

The only way states could go to permanent daylight savings time is if the federal government amended the Uniform Time Act of 1966 to make DST permanent. If states were on permanent DST, that would be great as it would mean there would be no more time changes in this country. If states had to choose between permanent standard time or permanent DST, i imagine most would pick permanent DST. But i do think a few states would join Arizona and Hawaii and join standard time (Indiana & Idaho would be the most likely IMO).
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Old 05-02-2019, 01:45 PM
 
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The only way states could go to permanent daylight savings time is if the federal government amended the Uniform Time Act of 1966 to make DST permanent. If states were on permanent DST, that would be great as it would mean there would be no more time changes in this country. If states had to choose between permanent standard time or permanent DST, i imagine most would pick permanent DST. But i do think a few states would join Arizona and Hawaii and join standard time (Indiana & Idaho would be the most likely IMO).
I don't think that is the way it's going to work. 30 states are asking Congress to allow them to remain on permanent DST. If Congress agrees, then those 30 states will be on permanent Daylight Saving Time, two states will be on permanent Standard Time, and the other 18 states will continue to change their clocks twice a year, just as they do now.

As it is now, states have two options. 1. Standard Time, with Daylight Saving Time part of the year, or 2. permanent Standard Time. This plan will give them a third option, permanent Daylight Saving Time. This is not Congress deciding there will be no more time changes in the country. It's just states asking for a third option.

Which is why I suggested it would be better for Congress to just extend Daylight Saving Time, as they have done before, and slowly transition all states onto permanent Daylight Saving Time or permanent Standard Time, rather than giving the states three different options.
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Old 05-02-2019, 02:52 PM
 
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I don't think that is the way it's going to work. 30 states are asking Congress to allow them to remain on permanent DST. If Congress agrees, then those 30 states will be on permanent Daylight Saving Time, two states will be on permanent Standard Time, and the other 18 states will continue to change their clocks twice a year, just as they do now.

As it is now, states have two options. 1. Standard Time, with Daylight Saving Time part of the year, or 2. permanent Standard Time. This plan will give them a third option, permanent Daylight Saving Time. This is not Congress deciding there will be no more time changes in the country. It's just states asking for a third option.

Which is why I suggested it would be better for Congress to just extend Daylight Saving Time, as they have done before, and slowly transition all states onto permanent Daylight Saving Time or permanent Standard Time, rather than giving the states three different options.

Here is a link to the Sunshine Protection Act of 2019 that was introduced to the 116th Congress on 3/6/19.

S.670 - Sunshine Protection Act of 2019
https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-...-bill/670/text

The bill would repeal Section 3 of the Uniform Time Act of 1966 (15 U.S.C. 260a). That section of the Uniform Time Act refers to the biannual time changes. Once that section of the Uniform Time Act is repealed, states would no longer have the option to keep under the current system (the time changes would be a thing of the past).

260a. Advancement of time or changeover dates

(a) Duration of period; State exemption
During the period commencing at 2 o'clock antemeridian on the second Sunday of March of each year and ending at 2 o'clock antemeridian on the first Sunday of November of each year, the standard time of each zone established by sections 261 to 264 of this title, as modified by section 265 of this title, shall be advanced one hour and such time as so advanced shall for the purposes of such sections 261 to 264, as so modified, be the standard time of such zone during such period; however, (1) any State that lies entirely within one time zone may by law exempt itself from the provisions of this subsection providing for the advancement of time, but only if that law provides that the entire State (including all political subdivisions thereof) shall observe the standard time otherwise applicable during that period, and (2) any State with parts thereof in more than one time zone may by law exempt either the entire State as provided in (1) or may exempt the entire area of the State lying within any time zone.
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Old 05-02-2019, 03:36 PM
 
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Here is a link to the Sunshine Protection Act of 2019 that was introduced to the 116th Congress on 3/6/19.

S.670 - Sunshine Protection Act of 2019
https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-...-bill/670/text

The bill would repeal Section 3 of the Uniform Time Act of 1966 (15 U.S.C. 260a). That section of the Uniform Time Act refers to the biannual time changes. Once that section of the Uniform Time Act is repealed, states would no longer have the option to keep under the current system (the time changes would be a thing of the past).

260a. Advancement of time or changeover dates

(a) Duration of period; State exemption
During the period commencing at 2 o'clock antemeridian on the second Sunday of March of each year and ending at 2 o'clock antemeridian on the first Sunday of November of each year, the standard time of each zone established by sections 261 to 264 of this title, as modified by section 265 of this title, shall be advanced one hour and such time as so advanced shall for the purposes of such sections 261 to 264, as so modified, be the standard time of such zone during such period; however, (1) any State that lies entirely within one time zone may by law exempt itself from the provisions of this subsection providing for the advancement of time, but only if that law provides that the entire State (including all political subdivisions thereof) shall observe the standard time otherwise applicable during that period, and (2) any State with parts thereof in more than one time zone may by law exempt either the entire State as provided in (1) or may exempt the entire area of the State lying within any time zone.
I thought you were talking about what is going on in Tennessee. This movement is about states rights, to choose if they want to stay on permanent Daylight Saving Time.

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Sponsor Rep. Rick Tillis, R-Lewisburg, said the bill is worded so that once the Federal Government allows states to choose whether to stay on Daylight Saving Time, Tennessee would choose to keep it year-round. Tillis said he has continued to receive immense support for the bill.
Forever Daylight Saving Time in Tennessee_ Bill likely headed to full floor votes _ WTVC
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Old 05-02-2019, 05:10 PM
 
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Alaska is having its own decision of whether to do away with DST or not. Because we are one hour behind Pacific, a lot of alaskans want to keep 1 hour difference from the West coast, no matter what, but because of the size of Alaska, there is a big difference of when the sun is overhead, not to mention how far north we are. Around Christmas time, there is only 4 hours of sunlight in my village. Now there is over 17 hours of daylight. We are used to going to work in the dark. The group that is pushing standard time is people that have children in school. Businesses that sell barbeques' love DST because sales of these items increased.
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