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Many states are attempting to make Daylight Savings Time year round, including New York, with the Sunshine Protection Act of 2021

Pretty soon everyone will be able to get that extra hour of sleep when the time change hits.

At 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 7 everyone will set their clocks back one hour.

A law was signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1966 that specified the application of daylight savings time to all areas unless they specifically exempt themselves to stay on standard time.

Arizona and Hawaii are the only two states choosing to remain exempt.

Many states have sought the approval of Congress to make Daylight Savings Time standard time.

The bill, called the Sunshine Protection Act of 2021, claims that when transitioning out of Daylight Savings Time, there is an increase in vehicle accidents, work accidents, and it disrupts the health of everyone subjected to the change.

New York is one of the states seeking to make it year round.


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