Daylight saving time: Will Washington ‘fall back’ on Sunday?

SEATTLE — In 2019, Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill into law to keep Washington in daylight saving time year-round.

Yet the state has continued to set its clocks back when DST ends each November.


While federal law allows states to opt into standard time permanently, the reverse is not allowed without federal action.

Congress must grant the state a federal waiver or the U.S. Secretary of Transportation must approve Washington’s move before the state can stay on DST for good.

On March 15, the Senate passed the Sunshine Protection Act of 2021, which would make daylight saving time permanent on Nov. 5, 2023, if approved by the House and the president.

We’re still waiting for that to happen. The bill was sent to the House, but there has been no movement since then.

Daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. local time on Sunday, Nov. 6.

Unless something changes by then, you’ll still need to set your clocks back an hour.

Here’s where other states and U.S. territories stand with the time change.

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