When local daylight time was about to reach Sunday, November 6, 2022, 2:00:00 am clocks were turned backward 1 hour to Sunday, November 6, 2022, 1:00:00 am local standard time instead.
Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour earlier on Nov 6, 2022 than the day before. There was more light in the morning.
Affects Most of the US
Most areas in the US change their clocks, except for the following territories:
- Hawaii and most of Arizona.
- The US dependencies of American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Northern Marina Islands, the US Minor Outlying Islands, and the US Virgin Islands.
Canada: Daylight Saving Time Change
In Canada, clocks will change in almost all areas except:
- Yukon (on permanent DST since 2020)
- Some areas in British Columbia
- Most of Saskatchewan
- Southampton Island
- Some locations in Québec east of 63° west longitude (e.g., Blanc-Sablon)
US Senate Approves Permanent DST Bill
On March 15, 2022, the US Senate unanimously passed the Sunshine Protection Act. The bill proposes—beginning in November 2023—that all states go on permanent DST, which is one hour later than standard time. States that have passed legislation for permanent DST will be allowed to enact their legislation.
After the passing of the bill in the Senate, the legislation heads next to the House of Representatives. If passed in that chamber, it ends up on the President’s desk to be signed into law.
This has not happened yet. The current law only allows states to opt out of DST but not to follow it year-round.
US States Ready to Remove DST
19 states have enacted legislation or passed regulations for permanent DST:
- 2022: Kentucky
- 2021: Alabama, Georgia, Minnesota, Mississippi, and Montana
- 2020: Idaho, Louisiana, Ohio, South Carolina, Utah, and Wyoming
- 2019: Delaware, Maine, Oregon, Tennessee, and Washington
- 2018: Florida and California
Canada Following the US
- In Ontario, the Time Amendment Act (Bill 214) was passed in 2020. The bill would put Ontario on permanent DST if Quebec and New York do the same.
- More than 93% of British Columbians voted to keep the province on permanent DST in 2019. B.C. is still waiting to see if Washington, Oregon, and California go ahead with their proposals to scrap DST.
Mexico Close to Removing DST
Mexico is considering removing DST permanently in most of the country. If the Mexican Senate completes the final stage of approval and signs the bill into law, October 30, 2022, may be the last time most Mexico set their clocks back one hour.