Spring Forward Time Change

Randolph Lopez
March 9, 2018

If Florida lawmakers have their way, the Sunshine State will spring forward and remain there year round. The state's Senate passed a bill Tuesday evening called the "Sunshine Protection Act", which would keep Daylight Saving Time year round. For the bill to become law, Florida Gov. Rick Scott must sign it and the U.S. Congress must amend federal law to allow it.

Standard time and the four USA time zones, it should be emphasized, were not decreed by government, but were established by the railroads early on to coordinate train departure and arrival times.

Germany was the first country to enact daylight saving time during World War I. The United Kingdom soon followed suit and introduced "summer time".

If you are asking, "When does Daylights Savings time start in 2018 in the United States of America?" That's why Florida would need congressional approval.

Arizona, Hawaii, and the territories like Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, and American Samoa do not use DST. It wasn't instituted until World War I, when it went into effect to save energy used for lights.

Do not forget to "spring forward" this Sunday if your state or region observes daylight saving time. And a study that same year from the University of California-Santa Barbara found it might even increase energy consumption. Maine's case for bucking the biannual clock-changing is that the sun sets there before 4 p.m. between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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Florida may not be the last state looking for a time change.

According to Dr. Estemalik, Daylight Saving Time can be a trigger for people who suffer from cluster headaches too.

For most Arizonans, it means we'll be on the same time as states west of us, three hours behind the East Coast.

Time adjustments are made twice a year, once in the Spring and once in the Fall.

Come March 11 at 2 a.m. most of America will be "springing forward" as daylight saving time kicks in, giving us another hour of sunlight.

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