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S. 623 (117th): Sunshine Protection Act of 2021

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A bill to make daylight saving time permanent, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Marco Rubio

Sponsor. Senator for Florida. Republican.

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Last Updated: Mar 15, 2022
Length: 6 pages
Mar 9, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on March 15, 2022 but was never passed by the House.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


18 Cosponsors (10 Republicans, 8 Democrats)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Rubios Bill to Make Daylight Saving Time Permanent Passes Senate
    — Sen. Marco Rubio [R-FL] (Sponsor) on Mar 15, 2022

VIDEO: Ahead of Spring Forward, Rubio Renews Call for Permanent Daylight Saving Time
    — Sen. Marco Rubio [R-FL] (Sponsor) on Mar 10, 2022

Rubio Urges Commerce Committee to Consider Bill to Make Daylight Saving Time Permanent
    — Sen. Marco Rubio [R-FL] (Sponsor) on Apr 8, 2021

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What stakeholders are saying

Save Standard Time 2022 March 8


Mar 9, 2021

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Mar 15, 2022
Passed Senate (House next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

S. 623 (117th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 623. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 117th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2021 to Jan 3, 2023. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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