Yes, Seminole County residents and all Georgians will still need to ‘Fall Back’ this year when time changes on Sunday morning, November 6.
On March 15, 2022, just days after clocks were adjusted to “Spring forward,” the U.S. Senate passed the Sunshine Protection Act of 2021, which would abolish clock changes in favor of permanent Daylight Saving Time.
Although dozens of states have considered legislation to end clock changes, only federal action can establish permanent daylight saving time in the United States. While the Sunshine Protection Act still requires approval by the House and President Biden to become law, the bill could mean major shifts in our clocks, daylight exposure, and sleep. As of late October 2022, however, the House had not discussed or voted upon the bill since the Senate passage.
Here’s what we know about the potential changes to our time changes.
The start of Autumn has brought with it renewed questions about Daylight Saving Time. In short, nothing has changed.
Daylight Saving Time will end at 2 a.m. local time on Nov. 6. People in Georgia and all states that observe it will move their clocks back one hour.
The Sunshine Protection Act that the Senate passed in March 2022 has not made it to the U.S. House for discussion. It would require House passage and President Biden’s signature to become law.
If the bill were to pass in the next year, as it’s written, permanent Daylight Saving Time would take effect on Nov. 5, 2023. In other words, we would move our clocks forward again in March and keep them there. Until the bill or another like it passes, however, we’ll be sticking with clock changes twice a year.
So, for now Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 6, so make plans now to change your clocks and enjoy the extra hour of sleep!