Daylight Saving Bill Waits for Governor’s Signature
Alabama’s House of Representatives voted 93-1 on the bill, pushing the state to make Daylight Saving Time permanent. If the US Congress authorizes it, Alabama will switch to year-round Daylight Saving Time. The Alabama Senate passed the bill last month. Even without a dissenting vote, the bill is now waiting for Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey for her signature.
Many residents are in favor of making Daylight Saving permanent year-round in Alabama. However, the time change will not take effect unless Congress modifies the federal law and allows it. Alabama is not the only state to pass a bill regarding time change because 15 states have already enacted similar legislation.
If Daylight Saving Time becomes year-round in Alabama, the residents don’t have to switch to standard time or follow the twice a year tradition. Those who are suffering from seasonal depression will be able to cope up since they can improve their circadian rhythm. These are the only positive effects once the bill has taken effect.
Like Alabama, other states are waiting for Congress to authorize the Daylight Saving bill. Most of the legislation has already passed the senate, and they are only waiting for the governor to sign the bill. People and lawmakers have different opinions regarding the time change, but everyone has to accept the results once the change has taken effect.