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Daylight Savings 2021 Georgia OR

Daylight Savings 2021 Georgia OR

Daylight Savings 2021 Georgia

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Some things change and some things stay the same. Daylight savings time will be changing starting this fall, which will require an adjustment for those who keep weekend days open.

Saving Time

In 1895, George Hudson, New Zealand entomologist, thought up the modern concept of daylight saving time. He proposed a two-hour time shift, so he'd have more after-work hours of sunshine to go bug hunting in the summer, according to National Geographic. He presented his idea to the Wellington Philosophical Society, but it didn't have any legs until British builder William Willett suggested a similar concept in 1905. His idea would be presented to the British Parliament in 1909. Still, that practice would not officially become standard in the United Kingdom until 1916.

Here's How Daylight Saving Time , Affects Your Health.Daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. on Nov. 7.This means we gain a full hour of sleep.A study from the University of Colorado says that when clocks are moved up.the effect has a negative impact on one's health.According to the study, heart attack risk increases by 25% due to the loss of sleep.The risk drops 21% in the fall when wegain an hour of sleep.The Mayo Clinic adds that daylight saving affects sleeping patterns for nearly a week.To help remedy, the Better Sleep Council has a tip.The nonprofit says to go to sleep 15 minutes before your normal bedtime days before the shift (Source: www.ajc.com)

Change

Sen. Ben Watson, R-Savannah, and Rep. Wes Cantrell, R-Woodstock, who sponsored two competing versions of the bill, cited a number of studies to their legislative colleagues describing disruptions to sleep patterns and more serious health issues that increase in frequency following time changes, particularly the yearly “swing forward” shift from standard to daylight time.

The ultimate stumbling block for fans of year-round daylight saving time is the federal 1966 Uniform Time Act, which became law because of the random way states had been observing daylight saving time up until then. The act said states either have to change the clocks to daylight saving time at a specified time and day or stick with standard time throughout the year. (Source: www.usatoday.com)

Law

Since 2015, at least 350 bills and resolutions have been introduced in virtually every state. In 2018, Florida became the first state to enact legislation to permanently observe daylight saving time; however, any passed laws can't take effect until there's a change in the federal statute.

In almost all the cases that have been approved by states, it requires a literal act of Congress. Under federal law, states are allowed to opt out of daylight saving time and remain on standard time, but are not allowed to remain on daylight time. This year, a bipartisan group of lawmakers in Congress once again proposed staying on daylight saving time year-round with the Sunshine Protection Act. (Source: www.abc10.com)

 

 

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