Iowa Was Almost the 3rd State To Ditch Daylight Saving Time
There are very few things that lawmakers on both sides of the aisle can agree on these days. One of those hot-button topics that everyone from all walks of life can agree on is that we all hate Daylight Saving Time.
Daylight Saving Time was established initially by Germany in May of 1916. The initial cause of this was to conserve fuel during the first World War. Then it just started to gradually grow in popularity around the world. As of right now, seventy countries recognize daylight saving time.
In a report from Radio Iowa from early 2021, it looks like there was legislation in the work to stop the clock. This bill then went to a debate in the Iowa State Senate.
The Senate State Government Committee went forward with the bill's approval. If this bill went all the way through, this would have made Daylight Saving Time permanent all year long. This means that Iowans wouldn't have to worry about changing the clocks twice a year. So, no more falling back or springing forward for us here in the Hawkeye State.
Daylight Saving Time came into law more than fifty years ago. There are several states and territories in the United States that don't follow these daylight saving rules. Arizona, Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Island, and even Puerto Rico have just stuck to standard time and have opted out of the time change.
If we put a stop to Daylight Saving Time, then Iowa would have been the third state in the country to have done so. As of right now, there are no active measures to get legislation passed that would put a stop to the clock changes.
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