Bill to make Daylight Saving standard time passed, but won't affect Tennesseans

Published: Apr. 18, 2019 at 8:01 AM EDT
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A bill establishing daylight saving time as the standard time in Tennessee was signed into law by Governor Bill Lee on May 21.

According to the Tennessee General Assembly's website, the bill's effective date began as soon as it was signed.

So why will clocks still "fall back" on November 3?

According to the bill, Daylight Saving time will become the standard in Tennessee, but only if approved by congress.

"As enacted, establishes daylight saving time as the standard time in Tennessee, subject to authorization to do so from the United States Congress and certain other conditions being met," the bill states.

That means Tennesseeans won't see any changes after the bill's passage. Known as a "trigger bill," the new law won't take effect unless the United States Congress passes similar legislation.

Don't forget to turn back the clocks on Sunday, November 3. Daylight saving time will end.

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