Missouri Lawmakers Urges State House to Make Daylight Saving Time Year-Round
This Wednesday, Missouri's Republican has led the State House advancing a proposal to make Daylight Saving Time year-round. Although this has resulted in the resident's different opinions, many people favor making DST permanent in Pennsylvania. The state lawmakers gave the bill an initial approval. What it needs is another total House vote to move to the Senate for consideration. However, Federal law prevents the states from moving to Daylight Saving Time permanently. This is why the Missouri bill would only take effect if Congress changes the federal law.
Another way for Missouri to enjoy permanent Daylight Saving Time is when the three neighboring states also decide to make DST year-round. However, Arkansas and Tennessee are the only two states bordering Missouri that have passed similar legislation. The good news is 15 states have already adopted legislation or a resolution to abolish Daylight Saving Time. Rep. Chris Sander, a Lone Jack Republican, has sponsored the bill. According to Sander, "A yes vote by any means will not change the number of minutes of daylight on any day. But people can enjoy more daylight in the afternoon.”