“Spring Forward” Tonight as Daylight Saving time begins
It's time to change time, at least for the next eight months or so. Sunday morning at 2 a.m. marks the beginning of Daylight Saving Time.
Some would consider Benjamin Franklin the first to establish an act that would spring forward time and create more usable daylight in the afternoon.
Congress officially created the daylight saving idea in 1918, but it wasn't until 1966 when the Uniform Time Act was established and recognized today.
However, not all states follow the rule of moving the clocks forward in the Spring and moving them back in the Fall. Hawaii and parts of Arizona are the only two regions to reject the idea and remain on a standard time year around.
The Utah State Legislature tried several times over the years to create bills to opt out, but efforts to get a bill passed, failed.
Utah Representative Rob Bishop currently has a bill in Congress which would give states the power to stick with Daylight Savings or discontinue the rule.
The American Red Cross also suggests you check your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors tonight to ensure they are working are functioning properly.
For some, Daylight Saving marks the beginning of Spring, for others, it means one hour less sleep. Regardless of your opinion on the matter, remember to "Spring Forward" an hour Sunday night before you go to bed by moving the clocks ahead one hour.
Written by Andrew Teerlink with our News Partners at ABC 4 News.