US Senate passes the Bill – “Sunshine Protection Act”
There was a one voice approval from the United States Senate to pass the Sunshine Protection Act. It is to be approved in the House of Representatives and United States President’s has to sign it. If approved and signed, than Daylight Saving Time will be persistent or permanent from 2023
What does Daylight Saving Time permanent would mean?
This bill which they call it as Sunshine Protection Act, would mean that the citizens of America need not alter their clocks two times in a Year.
“No more switching clocks, more daylight hours to spend outside after school and after work, and more smiles — that is what we get with permanent Daylight Saving Time,” Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts, the original cosponsor of the legislation, said in a statement.
What is Daylight Saving Time in America?
This is a phase or stretch between spring and fall where in the time clocks in lots of areas in United States are moved one hour ahead of the actual standard time. The previous sunday the time clocks were changed in the United States. It’s just 4 months during which the actual standard time lasts in the United States.
Daylight saving time is defined as a period between spring and fall when clocks in most parts of the country are set one hour ahead of standard time. Americans last changed their clocks on Sunday. Standard time lasts for roughly four months in most of the country.
One of the Senator who sponsored the Bill, Marco Rubio, said “I know this is not the most important issue confronting America, but it’s one of those issues where there’s a lot of agreement,” Rubio said. “If we can get this passed, we don’t have to do this stupidity anymore.”
“Pardon the pun, but this is an idea whose time has come,” he added.
When did actually Daylight Saving Time started?
It was in 1918 when the First World War was on, the DST was implemented in the United States
The idea was to reduce the need of candles and other artificial light sources, that is where the DST was brought into picture. Germany was the pioneer in moving the clock one hour ahead in 1916, after which some European countries and later United Sates started in 1918.