Daylight Saving Time legislation springs forward

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A bill sponsored by state Rep. Michele Hoitenga, of Manton, to eliminate the twice-yearly time change in Michigan was approved today by the House Commerce and Tourism Committee

“Time change is a nuisance,” Hoitenga said. “Workers and students across our state have been hurt by it for decades. Not only is the practice antiquated, it’s also impractical and serves no real purpose. Michigan residents are ready to put an end to this frustrating daylight saving practice.”

Hoitenga said studies show the time change is bad for student performance and that workers across the state struggle to make it to work on time after the dreaded “spring forward.”

The Northern Michigan lawmaker’s bill calls for Michigan to remain in Daylight Saving Time all the time.

“I’m simply advocating for the people who have expressed their hatred for changing the time back and forth,” Hoitenga said. “It’s time to rid the practice of acclimating ourselves to a time change twice a year.”

House Bill now moves to the House Ways and Means Committee for further consideration.