If State Representative Rick Tillis has his way, the Volunteer State will end its practice of “springing ahead” and “falling back” each year for the switchover to and from Daylight Saving Time.
Tillis said he hears from constituents that the change interrupts their schedules, sends feeding schedules for their farm animals into upheaval and leaves their kids standing in the dark at bus stops. Further, he claims the practice saves no appreciable energy – which is why it was enacted in 1918 in the first place – and it can cause hardships for people with health issues, as well as scheduling and IT issues nationwide. He says he wants to make Daylight Saving Time permanent.
Tillis said he is sure the proposed bill would breeze through the House and strongly believes it could survive a Senate vote this year.
Much of the state of Arizona does not observe Daylight Saving Time. Nor do Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands