North Carolina bill would keep daylight saving time year-round

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PLANTATION, FL- NOVEMBER 02: Howie Brown adjusts the time on a clock back one hour for the end of day light savings time at Brown’s Old Time Clock Shop November 2, 2007 in Plantation, Florida. The end of daylight-saving time goes into effect this weekend and everyone is reminded to set their clock back one […]

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — On the heels of losing an hour of sleep over the weekend, North Carolina lawmakers filed a bill to maintain daylight saving time year-round. 

Republican Reps. Jason Saine (Lincolnton), Kelly Hastings (Cleveland), and John Szoka (Cumberland) filed House Bill 350 Wednesday which calls for the state to observe Daylight Saving Time year round. 

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HB350 would eliminate the observation of standard time from November to March.

Similar measures have been filed in Legislatures across the country including Florida and Arkansas.

Last week in Washington, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio re-introduced a bill aimed at making Daylight Saving Time permanent across the country. 

“If enacted, we would not ‘fall back’ in November and would enjoy a full year of DST, instead of only eight months,” the summary of the bill says.

The bill introduced by Rubio this year would eliminate changing clocks nationwide, but would not alter or change time zones.

On Monday, President Donald Trump tweeted his support of year-round daylight saving time.

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