Indiana clocks remain the same
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Most of the nation’s clocks will spring forward this weekend, but Indiana will largely sit tight — for now.
A bill that would put the entire state on daylight-saving time could face a key House vote next week, and top lawmakers say the effort stands a strong chance of passing both chambers after decades of defeat.
The final vote would be too late for Hoosiers to change their clocks with the rest of the country this Sunday at 2 a.m. Instead, the bill would have Indiana make the switch beginning at 2 a.m. on Sunday, June 5.
Standard time returns the last Sunday in October.
Gov. Mitch Daniels has made daylight-saving time a top priority, saying it would boost commerce and end confusion.
Of Indiana’s 92 counties, 82 are in the Eastern time zone, but 77 of those do not observe daylight-saving time.
Five counties in the Eastern time zone — two near Cincinnati and three near Louisville, Ky. — do switch their clocks with the rest of the nation. Ten other counties on Central time — five in northwestern Indiana and five in southwestern Indiana — also will move ahead one hour Sunday in observance of daylight-saving time.
Federal law does not require any area to observe daylight-saving time, and a few parts of the country have opted not to do so.
Those areas also include most of Arizona, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands.