(WHTM) – Just days before clocks are set to change to Daylight Saving Time, a Pennsylvania lawmaker is renewing his call to end the practice.
Sen. Scott Martin (R-13) introduced a bill earlier this year to urge Congress to make Daylight Saving Time permanent, citing studies that show the practice of changing time results in more Accidents, Health problems and a loss of productivity of more than $400 million per year.
“Every time we change the clocks, our citizens suffer more health problems, accidents and lack of productivity,” Martin said. “Avoiding the costly and dangerous health effects of time changes is a common-sense solution to preventing these consequences.”
Martin is not alone in his efforts.
According to the National Conference of State LegislaturesLawmakers in nearly 30 states have sought to stop the practice in 2023, and state legislatures have considered at least 550 bills and resolutions on the issue in recent years.
The moves had bipartisan support, but many failed or failed, and since federal law does not currently allow for full-time employment, states will have to wait for Congress to take action.
Florida Senator Marco Rubio introduced the Sunshine Protect Act last year and filed a bill to make daylight saving time permanent in March.
The The invoice also received bipartisan support in the Senate and was referred to the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee. It’s still there.
The next time change will take place this Sunday, November 5, 2023 at 2 a.m