Tennessee supports the establishment of year-round daylight saving time, having introduced legislation that addressed the issue earlier this year. One of 28 states that is in favor of switching permanently, Tennessee must now wait until the U.S. House takes a vote on creating a federal law that would allow states to observe daylight savings all year long.
In March, the U.S. Senate voted to pass the Sunshine Protection Act of 2021 unanimously, but the bill now waits for the House to take it up, and that may not even happen this year. Even if were to pass the House this year, it would not go into effect until next November.
Tennessee’s legislation that would rid the state of the bi-annual time shift was signed into law by Governor Bill Lee in 2019.
Regardless of where Congress stands on the issue presently, Tennesseans will “fall back” once more this Sunday at 2 a.m when daylight saving time ends almost everywhere in the U.S.