Is it "time" for a change?


HOUSTON - If you haven't already done so, then you should. You were supposed to set your clock back one hour at 2:00 am on Sunday morning. It's all part of the Uniform Time Act of 1966, which now requires people to set their clock an hour forward on the second Sunday in March and to fall back an hour on the first Sunday in November. States can opt out of doing this, but only Arizona and Hawaii have done so.

State representative Dan Flynn (R) wanted to Texas to opt pushing House Bill 150 in 2015 to make that happen, but it did not pass. In 2017, state representative Jason Isaac (R) and state senator Jose Menendez (D) also tried to have Texas opt out, but again it did not pass. It will likely get another push in the 2019 legislative session as well.

Rep. Flynn says, "It's frustrating to a lot of people. They don't like it. There's absolutely no reason for us to have that time. Cows don't know the difference. They get up when the sun goes up and go back at night. They don't know what the time is, so farmers don't care about the time change. That's a misnomer." 


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