What’s with the time switch?

A short excerpt from Rep. Gomberg’s (D, HD-10) newsletter (10-19-21):

Come November, Oregon will fall back to standard time as always. Why, you might be wondering, are we doing this again? Didn’t we change the law so we don’t ever have to go back to standard time?

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Well, we did! In 2019 I was pleased to support SB 320 which sought to end our bi-annual time changes. But we are all still waiting on the federal government to act before we can make it official.

U.S. Senator Ron Wyden has now co-sponsored the Sunshine Protection Act. According to the information presented by the sponsors of the bill, eliminating time changes would reduce car crashes and accidents, depression, cardiac arrests, childhood obesity and energy use, while helping the economy, farmers and people, in general, who could use more exercise.

But, for now, at 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 7, we will all take a trip one hour back in our time machines to 1 a.m.

Date: 2021-10-19 08:34

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