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
3 everything after the enacting clause with the following: 
4     "Section 5. The Time Standardization Act is amended by
5 changing Section 1 as follows:
6     (5 ILCS 440/1)  (from Ch. 1, par. 3201)
7     Sec. 1. Notwithstanding how time is advanced pursuant to
8 the federal Uniform Time Act of 1966, 15 U.S.C. 260a, at At two
9 o'clock ante meridian of the second Sunday in March of 2020
10 each year, the standard time in this State shall be advanced
11 one hour; and thereafter, daylight saving time shall be the
12 year-round standard time of the entire State , and at two
13 o'clock ante meridian of the first Sunday in November of each
14 year the standard time in this State shall, by the retarding of
15 one hour, be made to coincide with the mean astronomical time
16 of the ninety degrees of longitude West from Greenwich, the

 

 

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