Spring Forward Time Change

Frederick Owens
March 9, 2018

If some lawmakers have their way, this weekend will be the last time to "spring forward" clocks an hour in SC.

Florida overwhelmingly approved the bill, with the state Senate taking less than one minute to pass it, 33-2. The bill now heads to the house.

Arizona and Hawaii haven't observed daylight savings time since the late 1960s.

That means you'll lose one full hour of time and spend that first week perhaps groggy, disoriented and maybe even in a bad mood. People tend to spend more time outside in the evenings during Daylight Saving Time, which reduces the need to use electricity in the home.

Jacoby expects that the permanent Daylight Saving Times will stretch out his dinner hour and lead to him being able to accommodate more customers during the evening rush. Also get bright light in the mornings when they're driving to work in the morning.

Florida lawmakers explained their actions by sharing anecdotes about the problems that "Spring Ahead" can cause. The next stop is the desk of Gov. Rick Scott, whose office said he will review the proposal after formally receiving it. The Uniform Time Act of 1966 and the extension of Daylight Saving Time in 2005 were put in place by Congress, but only apply to those states that actively participate in Daylight Saving Time and make sure each state starts and ends DST at the same day and time each year.

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We've finally found the issue that unites Democrats, Republicans and Independents. hatred of Daylight Saving Time.

Daylight Savings was instituted by Germany during the First World War to save energy-probably so there would be more coal for the war effort.

Arizona, Hawaii, and the territories like Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, and American Samoa do not use DST. Twenty-six states considered making daylight saving time permanent previous year, according to Time Zone, a group tracking and promoting the effort.

The idea of changing clocks dates well before 1942 when the United States started it. Benjamin Franklin is often given the honor of "inventing" it, but he only had the idea of changing sleep schedules...not moving clocks.

There may be some benefits to the time change, however.

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