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.

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