Lawmaker Sponsors Bill To Keep Ohio On Daylight Saving Time Permanently
Sen. Kristina Roegner (R-Hudson) said right after the time change on March 10, she asked her Facebook friends if Ohio should stop changing clocks twice a year.
“I have never had so many comments so fast on anything," Roegner said, and she added the comments were overwhelmingly in favor of her proposal.
Roegner said she’s found a study that said the time change increased energy use, though the idea was instituted to save energy, and another showed losing the hour in the spring disrupts sleep and work.
Roegner said Ohio would still have to get federal permission, though Making Daylight Saving Time permanent is O.K. with me!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 11, 2019
">President Trump has tweeted support for the idea.
“I think the more states that step up and say, hey, we want to protect our sunshine, I’m optimistic that these time change acrobatics will come to an end," Roegner said.
Florida has passed a similar law.
Roegner’s Ohio Sunshine Protection Act gets its first hearing on Wednesday.
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