So When Exactly Is Daylight Savings Time?
The most-reported aspect of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 was the extension of Daylight Savings Time. It does not take effect until 2007. Here are the dates.
October 24, 2005
The Energy Policy Act of 2005 was a 1700-page document with provisions for every aspect of a very complex energy policy. Experts are sill working to make sense of its provisions.
Mass-media reporters promptly picked up on something they and their readers could easily understand: Daylight Savings Time would be extended.
You'll still have to set your clocks back one hour this Sunday, October 30, 2005. The legislated extension doesn't take effect until 2007. Here are the actual dates for the next three years:
Daylight Time began on April 3, 2005 and ends on October 30, 2005.
Daylight Time begins on April 2, 2006 and ends on October 29, 2006.
Daylight Time begins on March 11, 2007 and ends on November 4, 2007.
Daylight Time and Standard Time and Time Zones became a matter of law with the passage of the Standard Time Act of 1918. Daylight Savings Time was repealed the following year. Since then it has been reenacted (1942), standardized (1966), extended (1974), and shortened (1976).
Several other countries observe various time shifts to take advantage of natural daylight for work.