Missouri House bill to end daylight saving

9 months 5 days 6 hours ago Friday, March 08 2019 Mar 8, 2019 Friday, March 08, 2019 8:30:00 AM CST March 08, 2019 in News
By: Mavrick Alexander, KOMU 8 Reporter

COLUMBIA - A bill in the Missouri House of Representatives could potentially end daylight saving in Missouri. 

House Bill 871 said, "requires the state to observe daylight saving time as the year-round standard time if 15 U.S.C. Section 260a is amended."

The sponsor of the bill, Rep. Aaron Griesheimer, was unable to comment on the updated status of the bill being passed. 

Tom Staley, a Columbia resident, said daylight saving is a unneeded hassle for everyone. 

"I work a swim meet every year during daylight saving takes place, and it just confuses people," he said. 

He also felt the change in time doesn't serve any purpose besides gaining or losing an hour. 

"I just think it's confusing, if you look at the roots of daylight saving, it doesn't really apply to us in this day and age," he said.

MU student, Michelle Lencioni, doesn't see a purpose in the time change either. 

"Of course I love it in the fall because I get and extra hour of sleep, but it comes back to get you in the spring," she said.

She also talked about stress it could put on a college student.

"I've been sick the past week and I've missed classes, now this weekend I have an hour taken away from me. It's a lose-lose," she said. 

Staley was optimistic in some advice his friends gave him. 

"People like the extra hour of sleep in the fall, but in the spring what do you look forward to? Happy hour is now an hour closer," he said. 

If House Bill 871 was passed, it would have no affect on this year's spring daylight saving. 

 

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