Senate Bill 533, introduced by state Senator Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill), would make Daylight Saving Time the year-round standard time of the entire state starting on the second Sunday of March 2020.

We complain, like clockwork, about...well, clockwork.

If there's one thing that "Spring Forward" has in common with "Fall Back," it's the fact that most people really, really hate them both.

Now, there's a bill in Springfield to get rid of the back and forth. And, it was inspired by a visit from Senator Manar to a high school civics class at Carlinville High School.

Saying he came away from meeting with the kids feeling that they had successfully convinced him it was time for a permanent change, Senator Manar got to work on SB533:

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AMENDMENT TO SENATE BILL 533

2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 533 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following: 
4    "Section 5. The Time Standardization Act is amended by
5changing Section 1 as follows:
6    (5 ILCS 440/1)  (from Ch. 1, par. 3201)
7    Sec. 1. Notwithstanding how time is advanced pursuant to
8the federal Uniform Time Act of 1966, 15 U.S.C. 260a, at At two
9o'clock ante meridian of the second Sunday in March of 2020
10each year, the standard time in this State shall be advanced
11one hour; and thereafter, daylight saving time shall be the
12year-round standard time of the entire State , and at two
13o'clock ante meridian of the first Sunday in November of each
14year the standard time in this State shall, by the retarding of
15one hour, be made to coincide with the mean astronomical time
16of the ninety degrees of longitude West from Greenwich, the
 

 

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1standard official time of which is described as United States
2standard central time, so that between the second Sunday of
3March at two o'clock ante meridian in each year and the first
4Sunday in November at two o'clock ante meridian in each year
5the standard time in this State shall be one hour in advance of
6the United States standard central time: Provided, however,
7that nothing in this Act shall be so construed as to be in
8contravention of any federal law or authorized order of the
9Interstate Commerce Commission with respect to the time zones
10of the United States. And in all laws, statutes, orders,
11judgments, rules and regulations relating to the time of
12performance of any act of any officer or department of this
13State, or of any county, township, city or town, municipal
14corporation, agency or instrumentality of the State, or school
15district or school authority or relating to the time in which
16any rights shall accrue or determine, or within which any act
17shall or shall not be performed by any person subject to the
18jurisdiction of the State, and in all the public schools and in
19all institutions of the State, or of any county, township, city
20or town, municipal corporation, agency or instrumentality of
21the State or school district or school authority, and in all
22contracts or choses in action made or to be performed in the
23State, it shall be understood and intended that the time shall
24be the time prescribed in this Section.