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N.J. Senator Proposes A Legislation - A Way to Stop Daylight Saving Time


Daylight Saving Time has ended in many states, but there are still places still in observance of this practice. If you are in New Jersey and you hate this biannual tradition, the good news is coming your way because Shirley Turner, a New Jersey senator, proposes new legislation to stop Daylight Saving Time.

Turnera introduced a bill that aims to make the biannual tradition permanent. If approved, the bill would keep the state on Eastern Daylight year-round.

Although Daylight Saving Time aims to save energy, some people have reported its adverse effects. Studies stated that the biannual time change had affected the circadian rhythm of those under the tradition.

In Turner's bill, she wants to keep New Jersey in permanent Eastern Daylight Time. However, it would take federal law change to enact under the federal 1966 Uniform Time Act.

The said act refers to the law which standardizes how each of the states observed time. It encourages states to either change their clocks to Daylight Saving Time at a specified time and day or keep the standard time year-round.

All the states follow Daylight Saving Time except Arizona, Hawaii, Guam, American Samoa, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Meanwhile, those who want to abolish the biannual tradition include the states of Alabama, Georgia, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Idaho, Louisiana, Ohio, South Carolina, Utah, Wyoming, Arkansas, Delaware, Maine, Oregon, Tennessee, Washington, Florida, and California.

Turnera said that shifting the clocks back an hour last month was "archaic." Not only that, but Daylight Saving Time also has caused some negative impacts on the local economy and people's mental health.

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