Minnesota Senator Proposes Year-Round Daylight Saving Time
If a State Senator has her way, the days of springing forward and falling back will soon be over in Minnesota.
Senator Mary Kiffmeyer (R-District 30) introduced a bill Tuesday which would make daylight saving be in effect year round.
According to WCCO-TV, Kiffmeyer stated the health benefits as a major reason:
“The incidents of heart attacks goes up dramatically during springing forward and falling back. Accidents also increase. Even pets are affected by the one-hour change. About every facet of your life, asthmatic attacks, these are documented things that effect all ages,” Kiffmeyer said.
While her bill passed out of a subcommittee on Tuesday morning, the federal government would first need to pass a bill allowing states to make the change before it could be put into place.
Personally, I'm all for it. I think having daylight last longer into the evening would make people more productive and put everyone in a better mental state. Is there anything worse than we we set the clocks back and it gets dark by 5:00 p.m.?
For now Daylight Saving Time is in effect, so get ready to set your clock ahead an hour on Sunday, March 8.