INDIANA – Rumors are circulating on social media that Hoosier residents will not have to change their clocks in November. Those rumors are false as Hoosiers will turn their clocks back an hour at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6.
That’s when 2 a.m. local time instantly becomes 1 a.m. and people recover the hour of time they gave up when DST started in March.
The U.S. Senate did pass a bill in March 2022 called the Sunshine Protection Act of 2021. The bill would abolish clock changes and make daylight saving time the new, permanent standard time, effective November 5, 2023. States with areas exempt from daylight saving time may choose the standard time for those areas. However, the bill died in subcommittee limbo in the U.S. House.
Former Gov. Mitch Daniels pushed for the time change’s adoption in 2006, arguing that the lack of DST confused people outside of the state and deterred economic growth.
This means Hoosiers will also still have to move their clocks forward an hour in March 2023.