An extra hour of sleep is near Central Standard Time in Illinois with Daylight Saving Time 2021 set to end soon.
So when exactly should you “go back” and set your clocks back one hour? And what about these proposals to make daylight saving time permanent or to abolish it?
The answers to these questions are below.
When does daylight saving time end?
Under current federal law, daylight saving time begins on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November.
This year, the first Sunday in November falls on November 7, giving Illinois residents an extra hour of sleep. Daylight saving time in 2022 will begin on March 13.
Could daylight saving time be observed permanently in Illinois?
The question of whether to move clocks forward permanently or move them back permanently has been an ongoing conversation since Congress codified daylight saving time in the 1960s, and Illinois has seen pressure on both sides of the spectrum to keep residents on a fixed year. -tower.
According to the Peoria Journal-Star, at least four state officials, including Democratic Representatives Bob Morgan and Michael Zalewski and Republican Representatives Adam Niemberg and Thomas Morrison, filed bills last year to make it time for been permanent in the state.
There is a catch, however.
Under federal law, states must receive Congressional approval to adopt daylight saving time all year round. According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, at least 15 states, including Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Oregon, Tennessee and Washington, have all passed bills to move forward permanently, but have not received federal approval to permanently relocate their clocks. one hour ahead.
Bills have been proposed at the federal level to move hourly clocks forward permanently across the country, but none have been passed by either house of Congress.
Could daylight saving time be permanently removed?
If a state chose to observe standard time all year round, it would not be subject to Congress approval.
Currently, two states observe standard time throughout the year, with Hawaii and Arizona both choosing to do so shortly after Congress passed bills to set daylight saving time. in the 1960s.
Previously, Indiana did not observe daylight saving time statewide, but changed its law in 2006.
In Illinois, Republican Representatives Tim Butler and Bob Welter both proposed legislation that would lead Illinois to observe standard time throughout the year, but the bills were not submitted to the vote of the legislature.
How to reset your clocks at the end of daylight saving time?
At 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 7, 2021, daylight saving time ends. Set your clocks back one hour, that is to say you gain an hour, to “fall”.