Time to spring forward
Published 3:47 am Friday, March 31, 2006
It is once again time to spring forward.
Daylight-saving time will begin at 2 a.m. on Sunday, April 2, when clocks are to be turned forward one hour.
This will be the final year before daylight-saving time is extended by 21 days, thanks to an act by the U.S. Congress in 2005.
Beginning in 2007, Americans will move their clocks forward on March 11 instead of the traditional first Sunday in April. The ‘fall back' date will change next year as well, as the U.S. will be asked to turn its clocks back on the first Sunday in November. The change will allow for more daylight during trick-or-treating and other evening activities in the fall months.
The daylight-saving time extension amendment was sponsored by Rep. Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph). Upton has said the bill will help save around 100,000 barrels of oil each day because people will be outside and using less of the fuel for energy and electricity.