Pennsylvania Pushes A Bill to Make Daylight Saving Time Year-Round
Pennsylvania is the 16th state that passes a bill to make Daylight Saving Time permanent. The statehouse has passed a bill recently to make the clock change year-round throughout Pennsylvania. According to Penn Live, the statehouse passed the bill with a vote of 103-98.
Although the bill has to pass the state senate before it reaches the governor, Congress will approve it once the bill is approved. Pennsylvania is one of the states that has passed the legislation seeking permanent Daylight Saving Time.
People have opposing opinions about DST. Some are in favor of it because of the alleged energy conservation it offers. However, some people believe that it does bring adverse effects like disturbed sleeping patterns. According to health experts, disrupting a person's circadian rhythm can lead to severe health conditions such as the increased risk of heart diseases.
The National Conference of State Legislatures stated that since 2015, at least 350 bills and resolutions have been introduced in virtually every state. However, none of them had passed except in 2018, when Florida became the first state to enact legislation to observe Daylight Saving Time permanently.