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senate Bill S. 623

Should the U.S. Adopt Permanent Daylight Saving Time to Eliminate the Need to ‘Spring Forward’ & ‘Fall Back’?

Argument in favor

Making Daylight Saving Time permanent across the U.S. would simplify Americans’ lives by ending the practice of resetting clocks twice a year to “spring forward” and “fall back”, which could yield benefits in terms of reduced health risks and increased economic activity.

larubia's Opinion
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03/13/2021
Yes, please! Adopt one time...I don’t even care if it’s daylight savings time or not! Just pick one & stick to it for the entire nation!!!
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burrkitty's Opinion
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03/13/2021
I don’t care which. Just pick one and stop the switching. There is plenty of scientific evidence that the effect are bad. Plus, I hate it.
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Sandra's Opinion
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03/13/2021
This is deja vu all over again!.......YES for the umpteenth billionth time....pick ONE and stick to it....this changing back and forth is just.......DUMB!
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Argument opposed

The current time system of alternating between Standard Time and Daylight Saving Time with changes in March and November isn’t that challenging to abide by. There aren’t enough definitive benefits to year-round Daylight Saving Time to justify the transition.

Frank-001's Opinion
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03/14/2021
I prefer we keep Standard Time and Daylight Savings Time. See Daylight saving time 2021: When we change our clocks and why By Jeanna Bryner https://www.livescience.com/56048-daylight-saving-time-guide.html Stay Flexible!
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alkolshorn's Opinion
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03/13/2021
Daylight Savings time should be ended altogether with year round standard time instead
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B.R.'s Opinion
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03/13/2021
There are pros and cons to both sides of this argument, but not convinced that the change is justified with the exception of the inconvience of having to change the clocks, which is just lame to me. Other listed justifications such as health benefits is an opinion and not proven. At this juncture, it is not a mandate, so I don't have an issue with leaving it up to the individul states.
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    Yes, please! Adopt one time...I don’t even care if it’s daylight savings time or not! Just pick one & stick to it for the entire nation!!!
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    I prefer we keep Standard Time and Daylight Savings Time. See Daylight saving time 2021: When we change our clocks and why By Jeanna Bryner https://www.livescience.com/56048-daylight-saving-time-guide.html Stay Flexible!
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    I don’t care which. Just pick one and stop the switching. There is plenty of scientific evidence that the effect are bad. Plus, I hate it.
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    This is deja vu all over again!.......YES for the umpteenth billionth time....pick ONE and stick to it....this changing back and forth is just.......DUMB!
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    I think this should be a bipartisan bill. Who really likes having to change the clocks? Does anybody like when it's dark at 5:00 PM in the winter? Let's stop this outdated system and stay on the same time year round. Individual states/tribes/territories can opt out if they want, but then they'll be out of sync with the rest of the country.
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    Daylight Savings Time (DST) initially proposed by Ben Franklin as a way to save candles, was 1st used in 1908 and became government policy to boost industrial production does provide additional daylight in evenings for outdoor recreation and tourism but no longer provides the same amount of energy savings as it did initially when energy usage was primarily for indoor lighting. Now primary energy consumption is air conditioning, computers, TVs, etc so there isn’t as significant an energy savings. Still used by 70 other countries. Only industrialized countries not following DST are China, India & Japan, as well as, countries in Northern South America near the equator. The EU has voted to abolish DST in 2018 which is to be implemented in 2021. Options are to make DST permanent to reap the benefits it offers but simplify implementation versus Standard Time favored by scientists and physicians so we wake up in daylight preserving circadian rhythm and avoiding disease. https://www.timeanddate.com/time/dst/daylight-saving-debate.html http://theory.stanford.edu/~amitp/rants/daylight-savings-time/ https://herf.medium.com/why-standard-time-is-better-e586b500923 https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/article/daylight-saving-time-2016-why-change-clocks http://www.webexhibits.org/daylightsaving/g.html https://www.dw.com/en/europeans-turn-back-clocks-for-daylight-saving-perhaps-for-last-time/a-55389492
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    Please! Quit talking about it and just DO IT! Not necessary any more...
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    Daylight Savings time should be ended altogether with year round standard time instead
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    The time of usefulness has passed with this twice a year nonsense It originated in wartime and should have been rolled back after the war. The states that do not participate are fine and well. I vote to spring forward and stay there
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    I am still undecided on this issue. I have lived at the extreme ends of time zones and can clearly see the impact of a ‘solar’ hour’s difference on life on either end. For me, personally - I would find it much more convenient for the clocks to never change because it does disrupt diurnal cycles. … … … We currently live on a street that is adjacent to a local elementary school and our development has a walkway connecting the school to our subdivision which keeps kids from having to walk on busier streets. I live on a cul-de-sac that interconnects with another subdivision via a walk-way along side our house. We live in the far western edge of the Eastern time zone. Many kids walk by going and coming from school. Without the time changes these kids would be forced to walk either to or from school in darkness and that concerns me. … … … The businesses where parent’s work are more or less on the same schedule across the time zone and the school hours are somewhat synced with parent work hours. The older kids walk to a nearby middle school or a high school and are walking for some distance along and crossing some high volume roadways. That is my main concern with losing the biannual time adjustments - I am unsure as to whether the school schedules could realistically be adjusted to the solar day to keep kids from walking in darkness without the biannual adjustments.
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    YES....PLEASE.....STOP MAKING US CHANGE THE CLOCK. I DON’T CARE IF WE KEEP IT ON DLS OR NOT. JUST STOP THE SWITCHING!!!!
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    oh, good G-d this argument again! We answer this same damn question for 2 weeks solid twice a year every year.
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    Please do this, the biannual confusion regarding the time is ridiculous.
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    We need to choose one and stay with it. Research shows that Standard Time is better from a health standpoint. It’s also what our bodies are biologically adapted to. https://herf.medium.com/why-standard-time-is-better-e586b500923
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    Keep our time consistent! One way or the other!
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    Keep it consistent. We're not subsistence farmers anymore like we were in the 1800's. Also as computer scientist...time is a thorn to deal with as is. Keeping a constant standard throughout the U.S. makes our jobs easier.
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    Please end this unnecessary and confusing time change tradition. It’s enough to mess up my internal clock for a week sometimes twice a year. I’m all set with that.
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    I agree just pick one, here’s something more important little Tucker Carlson with his tiny little squeaky voice is saying that the military is not masculine enough! Tucker were you ever in the military with your squeaky little voice? Carlson is the biggest wuss to hit America I don’t know how he gets up in the morning and dresses himself maybe somebody dress him, Jon Stewart was so right when he called him a little dick. That’s exactly what this asshole is a little dick.
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    Having it get dark at 4 pm in the winter, especially when seasonal depression is at its worst is not helping mental health across the commonwealth.
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    Yes but it should remain Standard Time instead of Daylight Savings time. If you need the daylight hours just start an hour later and leave the rest of us alone. Our state legislature in Nevada is proposing to standardize with California.
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