Kansas residents will soon gain an hour when they set their clocks back at 2 a.m. Nov. 5 for the end of daylight saving time, which began in March.
Legislators in Kansas and across the U.S. have introduced many bills aiming to change the practice of “springing forward” and “falling back.” Here’s what to know about the state of daylight saving in Kansas.
Daylight saving time legislation in Kansas
Kansas legislators introduced a bill to exempt the state from daylight saving time in 2019, but it died in committee in 2020.
In 2021, lawmakers tried another route by introducing House Bill 2060, which would make daylight saving time permanent in the state. This bill died in May 2022.
State governments cannot independently change time zones or the length of daylight saving time, the department reports, but they can exempt themselves from the practice.
“States do not have the authority to choose to be on permanent Daylight Saving Time,” the U.S. Department of Transportation website reads.
Next year’s daylight saving time will begin March 10, 2024.
- If you feel tired a few days after daylight saving time ends, take a 15-to 20-minute-long nap in the early afternoon.
- Assess whether naps are helpful to you. Napping can hurt nighttime sleep for some people, while others may benefit from short naps.
- Make an effort to be well-rested before the time changes.
- As reported in Wichita Eagle.