State rep. introduces bill to eliminate Daylight Saving Time

Posted at 8:37 AM, Mar 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-08 08:51:32-05

LANSING, Mich. (WXYZ) — It's that time of year again, and on Sunday morning, March 10, we'll spring forward and turn our clocks ahead one hour as Daylight Saving Time begins.

Although we lose an hour of sleep, we gain an hour of daylight.

Since 2007, Daylight Saving Time begins on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November.

Now, one Michigan state representative is looking to end Daylight Saving Time.

State Rep. Michele Hoitenga, a Republican from Michigan's 102nd district representing the people of northern lower Michigan, introduced a bill on Thursday.

House Bill 4303 would provide for the official time in the state and "provide for the elimination of daylight savings (sic) time in this state."

“Time change has been a nuisance to workers and students across Michigan for decades,” Hoitenga said in a release. “The practice is antiquated and impractical, serving no real purpose. It’s time we put an end to it.”

It would call for Michigan to remain in Eastern Standard Time when other states spring forward.

The bill was referred to the House Commerce and Tourism Committee.