Washington State Lawmakers Vote To Make Daylight Saving Time Year-Round

Hugh Fox
March 12, 2019

Daylight saving time arrived at 2 a.m. today, with clocks "springing forward" one hour.

By the next year, the war had ended, and many thought daylight saving time should end with it, Prerau says.

Clocks spring forward in the spring and fall back in the fall season.

Daylight Saving Time begins at 2:00 a.m. on the second Sunday in March and reverts to Standard Time on the first Sunday in November.

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Benefit the agricultural economy, which is disproportionately disrupted by biannual changes in time by upsetting the synergy between farmers' schedules and their supply chain partners.

While on an early-morning horseback ride around the desolate outskirts of London in 1905, Willett had an epiphany that the United Kingdom should move its clocks forward by 80 minutes between April and October so that more people could enjoy the plentiful sunlight. That's just being prudent, so you don't wake up and go "oh s-t, it's 9 a.m.!"

Riccelli says once this discussion started earlier this session lawmakers got a huge response from their constituents.

Internationally, the European Union is considering scrapping mandatory Daylight Saving Time after a survey of 4.6 million European Union citizens showed that 84% were against the current clock-changing practice.

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At least 26 states are considering legislation related to the practice of changing clocks twice a year, including the three West Coast states, according the National Conference of State Legislatures. Saskatchewan is now the only province where all municipalities don't observe daylight saving time. A standard method in empirical economics in recent years is to look for "natural experiments", which are situations where Daylight Saving Time was or was not imposed in a way that offers a chance for some comparisons. World War I ended more than 100 years ago. Unless, of course, you live in Hawaii, Arizona, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands or the U.S. Virgin Islands. Cliff R. Pirtle, is in favor of New Mexico staying on Mountain Daylight time, keeping the state on the same time zone as their eastern neighbors in Texas.

Some research has examined daylight saving time's role in the workplace.

"There was a cost associated [with a public vote] and we're trying to be really thoughtful and the appropriations committee thought maybe this is a measure we don't need, there's already interest", Riccelli explained. "Reflecting the will of the State of Florida, I'm proud to reintroduce this bill to make Daylight Saving Time permanent nationally", Rubio said in a statement. An economic study in 2015 estimated that the time switches cost the US economy more than $400 million annually.

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