U.S. Senate pass permanent daylight savings time bill

ABC News reports that the U.S. Senate passed a bill to make daylight saving time the new permanent standard time starting in 2023.

The bill still has to go to the house of representatives and be signed by the president.

An attempt to do the same was done in 1973 but under daylight saving time the sun rises as late as 8:30 a.m. in January and February.

The attempt in the 70’s fell out of favor in just one season.

However under standard time the latest the sun will rise is 7:30 a.m. in the winter. 

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VA. Legislators ask for the elimination of daylight savings time

According to the Virginia Legislative Information System a resolution has been introduced to eliminate daylight savings time in Virginia.

Virginia Legislators are asking for the review of the effects of twice yearly clock changing practices.

If adopted the resolution will ask the Secretary of Commerce and Trade to investigate the effects of the clock change.

The resolution is requesting a study to be conducted to see how the twice yearly change is affecting Virginians.

Some would suggest that the change causes an increased number of traffic accidents, heart attacks and seasonal disorders.

Legislators would like to see if using standard time all year round is feasible.

Before the resolution for the study can move on to the secretary it must be adopted by both houses of the Virginia General Assembly.

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