The 2020 Legislative Session Will See a Push For Daylight Saving Year Round
This Sunday, time springs forward by an hour for Daylight Savings Time.
If Haughton Republican Dodie Horton had her way, time would never change back. Horton introduced a House bill that would adopt Daylight Savings Time as the standard all year long in Louisiana. Horton says three other states have passed similar legislation, but any sort of change would hinge on federal law.
“If the federal government ever allows Daylight Savings Time to become year-around standard time, then those states are ready to implement it and that is what my goal is,” said Horton.
Horton says constituents have requested the change for years and she sees plenty of benefits.
“We started looking into it and it seems like productivity is a lot higher, and possibly less crime, less car accidents, more family time,” said Horton.
Horton says she is not alone in the push at she says Albany Republican Sherman Mack has filed a similar bill. Horton does not see any hurdles in getting time change legislation passed.
“I look forward to debating it and seeing really what are the cons. I know I feel pretty confident in the pros, but tell me what are the cons,” said Horton.