Louisiana Official Asks for Permanent Daylight Saving Time
Rowdy Gaudet, a member of the governing council of Baton Rouge and East Baton Rouge Parish, is considering asking his local government to make Daylight Saving Time (DST) year-round. This Louisiana official tells The Advocate that he will ask the Metro Council by next week urging the state's congressional delegation to make Daylight Saving Time permanent.
Louisiana is not only the state where some government officials have proposed making DST year-round. Other states have also asked their local governments to consider making the yearly tradition permanent. Once the bill is approved, people no longer have to change their clocks twice a year. This is because aside from the hassle of clock changing, some people also get confused with time.
Daylight Saving Time has been associated with several health risks, including increased risks of a heart attack. This is because DST can disturb a person's circadian rhythm or sleeping pattern, which leads to the said health condition. This is why some people are not in favor of the yearly practice.
For Gaudet, making DST permanent in Louisiana would eliminate the practice of resetting clocks twice a year. Besides, Gov. John Bel Edwards has also signed legislation last year to adopt Daylight Savings Time in the state.