Ohio Lawmakers propose making Daylight Saving Time Permanent

The practice was originally adopted during World War I to save energy, and then used nationwide under the Uniform Time Act of 1966. The first country to use Daylight Saving Time was Canada. Specifically was a province in Canada called Port Arthur ( now called Thunder Bay) in 1908, DST was first used. The main purpose of Daylight Saving Time ( called “Summer Time” in many places of the world) is to make better use of daylight. We change our clocks during the summer months to move an hour of daylight from the morning to the evening.

Countries have different change dates. Well Ohioans will no longer have to worry about the springing forward or falling back, if a group of Republican State Senators has its way. Sens. Kristina Roegner, of Hudson, and Bob Peterson, of Fayette County, introduced a bill that would declare Ohio has opted out of changing its clocks. The state’s clocks would remain on Daylight Saving Time year-round. This would also forbid any public agency or local government form observing the time-change event.

Once the entire House and Senate and a signature by the governor as well as federal approval. They are calling it the “Ohio Sunshine Protection Act.” I always thought the idea was was kind of stupid myself. The Bill they’re calling Senate Bill 119 came about when someone on Facebook of all places complained about the time change. They then asked their friends if they would support ending the time change which obviously sparked enough controversy with the almost universal response the post got. Shocking! You figure with all the technology we have now a days there is actually no need for it anymore and I like seeing the sun still out at 6pm.

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