If Proposition 7 passes, California could have permanent Daylight Saving Time

Proposition 7 could result in permanent Daylight Saving Time for California, meaning residents would no longer have fall back and spring forward.

If the proposition receives over 50 percent yes votes in the general election, it will need to receive at least a two-thirds approval from the state legislature, a signature from the governor and approval from the U.S. Congress and the president. If it receives majority no votes, Daylight Saving Time will remain as it is with a biannual time change.

Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez is in favor of the proposal, saying the time change affects sleep schedules of children and results in more heart attacks and work accidents. Superintendent of the Palo Alto Unified School District Don Austin voted against the initiative, saying it’s important that students have light to safely travel to school in the early morning.

Voters will decide on Proposition 7 on Nov. 6.


  • Bella Wilcox

    Bella is an undergraduate student at Stanford. Her poetry was featured in the first ever Stanford Humanities Showcase and in the Stanford Women's Community Center's feminist zine. She is a content creator for Stanford Arts, and is working on a play which will premiere on campus next year.

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