This  could be the last time you ever “spring forward.”

That would be true if Senate Bill 1309 were to pass out of the Oklahoma legislature and receive an autograph from one of the best governors Pottawatomie County has produced.

It would also be true if you move to Arizona or Hawaii because they don’t observe Daylight Saving Time and SB1309 would make Oklahoma the third state to abandon the conventional time construct that causes us to move our clock forward the second Sunday in March and back the first Sunday in November.

If SB1309 passes, Oklahomans would turn their clocks forward Sunday morning and never turn them back. Believe it or not, Oklahoma isn’t the only state thinking about going it alone. Florida’s legislature just passed a bill overwhelmingly and sent it to Gov. Rick Scott’s desk.

Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts are all considering similar measures.

The original concept for Daylight Saving Time came from Benjamin Franklin. Most of the United States and Canada have used it for a century.

The dates have changed over the past 100 years, but in 2007, President George W. Bush signed an energy policy bill that extended Daylight Saving Time by four weeks. There is a funny thing about that energy bill from 2007. Generous data suggests that it reduces energy usage by about 0.03% while other studies show changing the clocks actually increases energy usage.

So what happens if the Oklahoma legislature can get this bill passed and signed by Gov. Mary Fallin?

In November, all of the other states in our region would turn their clocks backward and we wouldn’t. Unless you had breakfast plans in Texas or Kansas, I’m not sure you would notice the difference.

Sure, there are people who live on the border who might see some impact if they go to work or school in another state. People live along the east and west borders of the Eastern and Central time zone. I don’t recall any strife or struggle being mentioned there.

My wife keeps the clock in her car 12 minutes ahead all year. She is 20 percent in another time zone every time she is behind the wheel and she gets along fine.

It might make sporting events weird. My son already hates it when the Thunder play on the west coast because he has to go to bed before the games end. If that started happening with Dallas, San Antonio and Houston too, he would have to petition for school to start later.

There are some pretty silly health reasons to keep the clocks unchanged. Some doctors worry that changing sleep patterns can be a contributing factor in strokes and heart issues. I would imagine that those effects may be less concerning than President Bush’s energy savings. Others worry that people might be less safe as drivers because they lost that hour of sleep. Given that concern, I shouldn’t drive but about three days a week.

I like the concept of falling back in November because of the extra hour of sleep that night, but there is nothing I hate more than darkness creeping in before 6 p.m. I guess by that metric, I would support this bill. Oklahoma would also be known for something other than having the lowest paid teachers in America.

If you didn’t spring forward an hour yet, you might want to do that now. If we are lucky, it will be the last time.