It may take an act of Congress to change Daylight Saving Time in Tennessee
This weekend we all will roll our clocks back one hour as Daylight Saving Time (DST) ends.
But there's been a lot of confusion about the topic after the Tennessee legislature voted to observe DST year-round.
So, the short answer: yes, you will need to turn your clocks back one hour Saturday night when you go to bed.
When it comes to time, especially when fixing it, Philip Harper of Harper's Clock and Watch Repair knows you need patience.
The same will be needed for those waiting for the day we no longer need to spring forward or fall back.
Earlier this year, the Tennessee legislature voted for year-round DST and the bill was signed by Governor Bill Lee. But before that can happen, it's going to take an act from Congress.
"People heard that Tennessee passed it, but it has to be approved by the federal government and that message didn't get out," District 92 Representative Rick Tillis told Channel 3.
Tillis said a bill is currently sitting in a committee but it doesn't have enough support to move forward.
"They actually contacted me and they actually want us to get our congressmen here in Tennessee to sign onto the bill because he was told by the committee chairman that before they would hear it, they needed more co-sponsors," Tillis added.
For Harper, even though his day revolves around time, he says the issue isn't a big deal.
"It's really not that big of a deal, but I'd really like to keep it close to the same," Harper said.
Tillis said to help garner the support needed, call your local congressman. We've listed those numbers below.
|Member Name||DC Phone||DC FAX|
|Sen. Lamar Alexander||202-224-4944||202-228-3398|
|Sen. Marsh Blackburn||202-224-3344||202-228-0566|
|Rep. Chuck Fleischmann||202-225-3271||202-225-3494|
|Rep. Scott DesJarlais||202-225-6831||202-226-5172|