State representative introduces Daylight Saving Time bill

Published: Mar. 7, 2019 at 10:43 PM EST
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Clocks will spring forward this Sunday with the beginning of daylight savings time, but the annual spring forward and fall back could be eliminated under proposed legislation.

A bill was introduced in January 2017 to away with the clocks change, but it never went anywhere.

Now, State Representative Michele Hoitenga has introduced a bill to eliminate the bi-annual change in Michigan.

She says teachers have reported the time change negatively affects student's performance, along with employees across the state who have trouble making it to work on time after the time change impacts their sleep schedule.

Her bill would require the state to remain in eastern standard time when other states spring forward or fall back each year.

It now heads to the House Commerce and Tourism Committee for review.