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By onbliss ·
The Energy Policy Act of 2005 was passed by Congress and then signed into law by President George W. Bush on August 8, 2005. Under the new law, Daylight Saving Time begins three weeks earlier than previously, on the second Sunday in March. DST is extended by one week to the first Sunday in November. The new start and stop period begins March 2007.

The original House bill would have added two full months, one in the spring and another in the fall. According to some U.S. senators, farmers complained that a two-month extension could adversely affect livestock, and airline officials said it would have complicated scheduling of international flights. So, a compromise was worked out to start DST on the second Sunday in March and end the first Sunday in November.

Enactment of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 will not alter the rights of the states and territories to choose not to observe Daylight Saving Time.



The place where I work, had set up an exploratory committee err.. :-) a functional team to explore, identify and mitigate issues.

Reminds me of Y2K.....

I did not know about this until I received an email from a co-worker. How is the awareness about the change on March 11th?

Looks like MS XP SP1 requires some updates.

Things appear quite calm.

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Just double the inconvienience

by TheChas In reply to Many of the devices you p ...

True, most of these can be manually adjusted. Some can be set to ignore the programmed in time changes. Others cannot.

If the device cannot be set to ignore the automatic change, you will need to manually adjust it 4 times a year.


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and if at one end you have daylight savings time

by jdclyde In reply to 3/11

the other end MUST be daylight WASTING time....

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Used to live in Arizona

by Tig2 In reply to 3/11

Where we didn't really care about DST. We simply did not observe it.

I have all the computers set to ignore DST completely. It is a reasonable solution and it works.

All DST ever does for me is make me confused as to what time it is.

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