This Sunday, Californians could “fall back” for the last time.
That’s because voters this Tuesday will consider a proposition that, if passed, would empower the Legislature to pass a law to permanently fix the state to one time system.
There is a wealth of data that show that jumping an hour back or forth is deleterious to a person’s health, causing or aggravating problems ranging from disrupted sleep to heart attack to vehicle accidents, according to USA Today.
Daylight Saving Time began as an energy-conserving measure during World War I, and it became standardized nationwide in the 1960s, according to Vox.
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Since then, both Arizona and Hawaii have opted simply to not recognize Daylight Saving Time.
If Proposition 7 is approved on Tuesday, it will give the Golden State that option, too. Or it could move in the direction the Sunshine State is pursuing.
The Florida Legislature this year approved a bill that would shift the state permanently to Daylight Saving Time, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
However, moving to year-round Daylight Saving Time requires both congressional and presidential approval. Switching to standard time does not require outside approval. The Legislature could do so with a two-thirds majority vote.