These seven states want to make daylight saving time permanent

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:


  • Daylight saving time will officially end on Sunday, November 3rd at 2:00 AM, with most states turning their clocks back an hour.
  • Many states welcome the time change but experts say that daylight saving time has actually been associated with a multitude of health issues.
  • These seven states—Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Nevada, Oregon, Tennessee and Washington—have passed legislation that would make daylight saving time permanent if approved by Congress.



Daylight saving time will officially end on Sunday, November 3rd at 2:00 AM, with most states turning their clocks back an hour. Many Americans welcome the time change but some experts say that daylight saving time has actually been associated with a multitude of health issues, including sleep disruption, an increased risk of heart attack and stroke, as well as an increased risk of car crashes.

Aside from health implications, previous studies found that daylight saving time has also coincided with more stock market losses, lower test scores, as well as an increase in workplace injury and suicide rates.

A lot of people don’t approve of the twice-a-year time shifts. In fact, seven in 10 Americans don’t agree with the changes, according to a recent poll conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research,

In an attempt to get rid of the time shift, many states have proposed bills to come up with a standard time. This year alone, 46 bills have been enacted in 26 states on the issue of time change, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. These states are asking to make permanent standard time or daylight saving time.

All US states will be turning their clocks back on Sunday, with the exception of Arizona and Hawaii. But these seven states—Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Nevada, Oregon, Tennessee and Washington have approved legislation to make daylight saving time permanent. However, Congress still needs to grant them permission.

Some states like Alaska, California and Texas among others, have already started the legislation process. In the 2018 election, 60 percent of voters in California opted to make a permanent change to daylight saving time.

Source: AOL.Com

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