Missourians, get ready to change your clocks and fall back an hour.
This fall’s daylight saving time — the twice-yearly tradition of “springing forward” or “falling back” — is right around the corner. Here’s what you need to know about the time change in Missouri.
Daylight saving time ends on Sunday, Nov. 6 at 2 a.m. CT. At that time, clocks are turned back an hour to 1 a.m. CT. It started on March 13 this year.
The U.S. Department of Transportation says that daylight saving time conserves energy. When the sun sets later, it’s presumed that people will stay out longer and spend more time outside. Theoretically, that leads to less electricity for lights and appliances.
Benjamin Franklin proposed the idea in 1784 after noticing people burning candles through the night but sleeping past dawn. However, the first national daylight saving time, set forth in a measure known as Standard Time Act, occurred in 1918 as a way to save fuel.
It took on its modern form in 1966 when President Lyndon Johnson signed the Uniform Time Act into law.
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There are two: Arizona and Hawaii.
After Arizona observed daylight saving time in 1978, an exemption statute was enacted one year later. Under the Uniform Time Act, Hawaii opted out of the law, too. Hawaii’s location — which has limited differences between summer and winter daylight hours — was the main factor.
Earlier this year, the Senate passed the Sunshine Protection Act to do away with daylight saving time altogether, making standard time, uh, the standard.
If the act gets passed to become law, it would go into effect on Nov. 5, 2023.
Adam Hensley is a digital producer with the USA Today Network. You can follow him on Twitter @A_Hens83 or reach him at [email protected]