Missouri lawmaker wants to eliminate daylight saving

02/28/2013 6:57 AM

05/16/2014 9:19 PM

The days of changing clocks twice a year could come to an end under a proposal pending in the Missouri Legislature.

A Republican House member wants the state to get rid of daylight saving time, but only if 20 other states agree to do the same.

The House Emerging Issues in Agriculture Committee held a hearing on the measure this week. The sponsor, Rep. Delus Johnson, of St. Joseph, says there’s no real reason to continue observing daylight saving time.

But Missouri Broadcasters Association president Mark Gordon says TV stations would be at a disadvantage with the proposed time change. He says network programming and live sports broadcasts would have to air at abnormal times to be in sync with the rest of the country.

The committee did not vote on the legislation.

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