How would you feel about the sun staying out later in the winter, permanently? Regardless of how you feel, it’s a high possibility that this future could be true. Earlier this week, the senate unanimously passed a bill called the Sunshine Protection Act.
The bill would make daylight savings time permanent starting on November 5th, 2023. This means that there will be no more clock changes during the year, forever. On the bright side (pun intended), the extra hours in the sun would be good for peoples mental health. You can read my article on how so, here.
Did you know that two states are already exempt from daylights savings time? Hawaii and Arizona are the exemptions. In Hawaii, it just didn’t make sense because the sun rises and sets at around the same time every day. For Arizona, it benefits the people by having them wake up at a more reasonable temperature. The heat levels would be more intense with an extra hour forward.
Farmers gave their thoughts and opinions on daylight savings time. Some of them, actually agree that the extra hours of sun in the afternoon would be nice. It gives them time to enjoy the sun outside of work. Also, the stoppage of clock changes would positively effect animals, as they get confused by changes in schedule. On the other hand, some farmers recommend against the extra sun. More-so, it would be better to have extra sun in the morning, rather than the evening. It would help get more work done, before the afternoon high temperatures.
The bill is not yet set in stone, the President and also the House of Representatives must pass.