[tz] Permanent DST in the United States

Rune Torgersen runet at innovsys.com
Tue Mar 15 19:53:12 UTC 2022

According to cnet
Senate Unanimously Passes Bill to Make Daylight Saving Time Permanent - CNET<https://www.cnet.com/culture/senate-unanimously-passes-bill-to-make-daylight-saving-time-permanent/>
Springing forward and falling back could be a thing of the past. Anna Blazhuk/Getty Images The US Senate has unanimously passed a bill to make daylight saving time permanent across the nation.

It would not take effect until November 2023.
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The "Sunshine Protection Act" has passed the US Senate with unanimous consent. It now moves on to the House. My reading of the text is that this would mandate permanent DST for the 48 states that currently observe it, with Arizona (sans the Navajo Nation) and Hawaii able to choose. Notably there is no clause that delays implementation, so it looks like it would take effect immediately. This could be problematic if the bill becomes law near or after the November clock change.


Jacob Pratt
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