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senate Bill S. 670

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.

Thelma's Opinion
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11/03/2019
Springing forward and falling behind are also not good for one’s health.
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Patrick's Opinion
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11/03/2019
Daylight savings time has been studied and it is an unnecessary complication in our lives.
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Doug's Opinion
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11/03/2019
This crazy switching back and forth needs to stop!
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Argument opposed

The current time system with eight months of Daylight Saving Time and time 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.

Bob's Opinion
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11/03/2019
It is absolutely necessary to have daylight in the morning to get to work and school. DST all the time would make several months in a year where it would be dark in the morning during commuting time for workers and students. As a substitute teacher, I am effected heavily by this, and in our town, so are a great many of the residents. I would prefer a constant time to be standard time. Then, at least for school children and related professions, it would always be light for the main academic school day. If we went to DST, I would recommend that the school day be changed to at least an hour later, and work days also start later, to accommodate the light.
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11/03/2019
If nothing else, this switching back and forth is a disruptive and unnecessary burden on our bodies’ circadian rhythms. That being said, according to a world-renowned international panel of sleep experts, the switch should be to Standard Time (ST): “The authors take the position that, based on comparisons of large populations living in DST or ST or on western versus eastern edges of time zones, the advantages of permanent ST outweigh switching to DST annually or permanently. Four peer reviewers provided expert critiques of the initial submission, and the SRBR Executive Board approved the revised manuscript as a Position Paper to help educate the public in their evaluation of current legislative actions to end DST.” - Till Roenneberg, Anna Wirz-Justice, Debra J. Skene, et. al. “Why Should We Abolish Daylight Saving Time?” June 6, 209. From Journal of Biological Rhythms https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0748730419854197
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J's Opinion
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11/03/2019
Those living in the northern US might disagree. Days are much shorter in the winter and longer in the summer and without daylight savings time, it affects the workable hours of the day in the light.
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      senate Committees
      Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
    IntroducedMarch 6th, 2019
    Springing forward and falling behind are also not good for one’s health.
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    It is absolutely necessary to have daylight in the morning to get to work and school. DST all the time would make several months in a year where it would be dark in the morning during commuting time for workers and students. As a substitute teacher, I am effected heavily by this, and in our town, so are a great many of the residents. I would prefer a constant time to be standard time. Then, at least for school children and related professions, it would always be light for the main academic school day. If we went to DST, I would recommend that the school day be changed to at least an hour later, and work days also start later, to accommodate the light.
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    Daylight savings time has been studied and it is an unnecessary complication in our lives.
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    I don’t care which we stay on but PLEASE STOP SWITCHING THE TIME.....PLEASE PLEASE PRETTY PLEASE
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    This crazy switching back and forth needs to stop!
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    The time shift is certainly inconvenient for me and I don’t like it. I always thought that daylight savings time was designed to keep kids walking to school is reasonable daylight in the winter and have the opportunity to enjoy the later sunlit day in the summer. There is also the use of resources such as costs for lighting and in the winter and assuring roads are safer to travel in our snowier states. I also think it helps farmers and their families manage their day. I really do not know if any of these presumptions of mine are absolutely correct but, given the possibility that they are, I am reluctant jump on board with eliminating the seasonal shift just because I personally don’t like it. I think this deserves a little more thought and input from all those affected. ...... ...... and now for some random thoughts with no conclusions! China used to, and I believe still does, have a single time zone for the entire country, which spans 4 or 5 ‘solar’ time zones. Of course anyone employed is expected to work on any of the seven days in a week and put their scheduled time in irrespective of their ‘solar clock’, with scheduled weekly breaks in between. Not what I would like. .... ... ... Time zones force people living on the western edge to have a ‘solar’ day that starts by definition, one full hour later than folks on the eastern edge- it would be healthier if we all had our own ‘solar’ time irrespective of time zone- but this is impracticable as well. I know this doesn’t help but I haven’t completed my pot of coffee yet and am still prone to ramble.....
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    Set the clock and let it be. The purpose for establishing DST is no longer valid.
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    This is something that has been needed for years. I get tired of going to work in the dark and coming home in the dark. Going to work in the dark is no problem to me but I want to come home to some daylight. I know that this was enacted years ago for school children on the bus and farmers. We need to stop this leave it the way it was November 1 please!
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    If nothing else, this switching back and forth is a disruptive and unnecessary burden on our bodies’ circadian rhythms. That being said, according to a world-renowned international panel of sleep experts, the switch should be to Standard Time (ST): “The authors take the position that, based on comparisons of large populations living in DST or ST or on western versus eastern edges of time zones, the advantages of permanent ST outweigh switching to DST annually or permanently. Four peer reviewers provided expert critiques of the initial submission, and the SRBR Executive Board approved the revised manuscript as a Position Paper to help educate the public in their evaluation of current legislative actions to end DST.” - Till Roenneberg, Anna Wirz-Justice, Debra J. Skene, et. al. “Why Should We Abolish Daylight Saving Time?” June 6, 209. From Journal of Biological Rhythms https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0748730419854197
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    Yeah we should absolutely eliminate that annoying jumping forwards and then losing the whole hour of sleeping!!!!! I have always hated the whole Spring Forwards/Fall Back BS!!! I would totally love to see Spring Forwards/Fall Back GO AWAY FOREVER AND END OUR BIANNUALLY RECURRING TIME CHANGE NONSENSE ONCE & FOR ALL TIME!!!!!
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    Whether standard or dst, who cares? Just PICK ONE AND STICK WITH IT.
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    No need for “fall back- spring forward” Also upsetting to body clock - not a good thing
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    Those living in the northern US might disagree. Days are much shorter in the winter and longer in the summer and without daylight savings time, it affects the workable hours of the day in the light.
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    There is no reason to continue with this. Cutting 1in. Off the bottom of a blanket and sewing it to the top of the blanket DOES NOT give you a bigger blanket!
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    Yes please
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    Yes. Let’s end this now.
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    Yes, stop this nonsense!
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    Yes, yes, yes. What are we changing for anyway?
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    Please eliminate the back and forth time change. This was an old law whose purpose is long gone.
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    All daylight savings time does is mess up my sleep twice a year
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