Daylight saving time ends tonight. Now, some lawmakers say it’s time to end the practice of turning clocks back on Sunday, November 7, or in the fall at all.
Assemblyman Angelo Sanatabarbara, a Democrat from Rotterdam, says it’s time to do away with the practice and stay at one time year-round.
He’s sponsoring legislation that would keep New York on daylight saving time year-round. He called it a ‘very cumbersome practice’, which has negative effects on well-being and agriculture.
Arizona, Hawaii, and five territories have already ended the practice of daylight saving time.
There are nearly three dozen states considering similar legislation, which signals that sentiment is growing to do away with daylight saving time.
In the meantime, though, clocks will have to be turned back tonight regardless. At 2 a.m. on Sunday everyone will ‘fall back’ to 1 a.m. – gaining an hour of sleep, and losing an hour of daylight at the end of the day.