The End of Daylight Saving? California Lawmaker Wants to Abolish It - NBC 7 San Diego

The End of Daylight Saving? California Lawmaker Wants to Abolish It

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    A woman resets a watch ahead of Daylight Saving Time.

    Daylight Saving Time, the time every year where we “spring forward” our clocks, could be a thing of the past if a California assemblyman has his way.

    AB 2496, which was introduced this week by San Jose Assemblyman Kansen Chu, proposes to eliminate the practice, so Californians would stay in Standard Time all year.

    A San Diego assemblywoman, Lorena Gonzalez, stated on Twitter that she is the co-author of the bill.

    Daylight Saving has long been contested. While many enjoy the later sunlight hours on spring and summer evenings, others argue that the time change disrupts sleep.

    “I heard some complaints last year from some of the senior citizens (in my district) and their care providers who say this one-hour difference really impacted their lives,” Chu told The Sacramento Bee.

    Several residents in Solana Beach told NBC 7 on Friday that they oppose abolishing Daylight Saving Time.

    "I think losing daylight saving would be terrible and terrible loss of production. People are a lot more productive," Wendy Newman said.

    Resident Kathy Burns also is strongly against ending Daylight Saving.

    "The other things that is clear in research is [daylight saving and light] helps depression," Burns said.

    What do you think? Do you like Daylight Saving or wish it would go away? Leave a comment below.

    The bill, if approved, would overturn a law California voters approved in 1949.

    Daylight Saving Time this year starts at 2 a.m. March 13.