CA Lawmaker Wants To Do Away With Daylight Saving Time

This Sunday at 2:00 a.m. everyone in California will set their clocks ahead one hour for Daylight Saving Time, a member of the State Assembly wants to end that practice.

That is certainly the goal for Assemblyman Kansen Chu. The San Jose Democrat's efforts to abolish the time change failed last year in the Senate, but that is not deterring Chu.  His 2017 bill seeks to put issue on the ballot.

If Chu's bill is passed and signed by Governor Brown the repeal effort would then be up to lawmakers, as they see fit.

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Senator Ted Gains would like to see this bill pass and do away with spring forward and fall back all together.

Senator Jim Nielsen on the other hand sees the benefit in his district which includes farmland from the Sierra to Fresno.

Assemblyman Chu cites research associating Daylight Saving Time with a variety physical problems people experience with the time changes.


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