Bill presented to Congress would make daylight saving time last year-round
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KCAU) – The Sunshine Protection Act of 2021, if approved, would make daylight saving time permanent standard time in the United States year round rather than eight months.
Every year on the first Sunday in November, Americans set their clocks back one hour, marking the end of daylight saving time, but the only representative from South Dakota and several other members of Congress, on both sides of the l driveway, would like to see the four month period without daylight saving time disappearing so Americans can enjoy an extra hour of late afternoon sunshine.
âMost of us are much happier when we get more sun. I think we’re a lot more likely to go for walks, to ride bikes, to go out and play ball with our families, at 4 a.m. or 5 a.m. then it’s 8 a.m. Dusty Johnson said in the US House of Representatives.
The possibility of this time change is greeted with open arms by a certain recreational industry that relies primarily on daylight. As the sun faded over what could be one of the last chances for golfers to make their final round of the season, many wished they could enjoy an extra hour of sunshine on Thursday.
The Bluffs Golf Course was still open for business on Thursday, but the clubhouse manager said without daylight saving time many couldn’t keep playing until late fall.
âThe nine-to-five guy doesn’t have the chance to play five holes if he wants to, hit range balls. We are losing money, people are losing the opportunity, âsaid Dennis Chandler of the Bluffs.
The last time Congress changed daylight saving time was in 2005, when it extended the time period from seven to eight months.