Kansas lawmakers could decide to do away with daylight savings

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Kansas lawmakers may decide to do away with daylight savings time later this year.

House Bill 2008, sponsored by State Representative Kristey Williams of Augusta, would exempt the Sunflower State from daylight savings time. If approved, those changes would take effect after 2 o’clock the afternoon of Sunday, November 3rd of this year.

Proponents of the bill say the state no longer needs daylight savings time, because modern technology allows people to work after dark. Those who oppose it say daylight savings time helps save enough energy every year to power 100 thousand U.S. homes.

The bill has been referred to the House Committee on Federal and State Affairs. It would need to be passed through committee, before facing a full vote in the State House. After that, the bill would face the same process in the State Senate, before potentially heading to Governor Laura Kelly’s desk for final action.

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