Interesting: Do You Think Colorado Really Needs Daylight Saving?
It's an age-old question, do we really need Daylight Savings? However, we have a new one for you: does the state of Colorado need Daylight Savings?
Senate Bill 22-135 proposes that instead of having Daylight Savings, the state of Colorado could simply follow the U.S. Mountain Time standard year-round.
What Is Daylight Saving?
The official definition of Daylight Savings is:
Time as adjusted to achieve longer evening daylight in summer by setting the clocks an hour ahead of the standard time.
Of course, in the fall we set our clocks an hour behind as well.
When Is Daylight Saving?
The 2022 Daylight saving time in Colorado will begin at 2:00 AM on Sunday, March 13
and ends at 2:00 AM on Sunday, November 6.
Does Every U.S. State Follow Daylight Saving?
Contrary to popular belief, not every state in the U.S. follows Daylight Saving time. In fact, there are two states that do not, and they are:
What About the Uniform Time Act?
In 1966, the Uniform Time Act went into effect to "promote the adoption and observance of uniform time within the standard time zones" prescribed by the Standard Time Act of 1918.
Before the Uniform Time Act, each state could choose when Daylight Saving Time began and ended.
However, the Uniform Time Act does not require every state to participate in Daylight Saving Time.
Here are the specifications for not following Daylight Saving Time:
- if the state lies entirely within a time zone, that the exemption apply statewide, or
- if the state is divided by a time zone boundary, that the exemption apply statewide or to the entire part of the state on one side of the boundary.
The Future of Daylight Saving in Colorado
If SB 22-135 is approved during the November 2022 general election, Daylight Saving will be a thing of the past.
If approved, starting in 2023, Mountain Standard Time will be the year-round standard time for the state of Colorado.
Are you ready to kiss Daylight Saving Time goodbye?