Tennessee Considers Eternal Daylight Savings Time
Proposal for permanent Daylight Savings Time called a 'wangdanger'
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Feb 18, 2014 3:25 PM CST

(Newser) – Tennessee might be done turning its clocks back. The state's House State Government Subcommittee has approved a bill that would end the practice of adjusting the clocks twice a year, effective this summer, effectively giving the state permanent Daylight Savings Time, the Knoxville News Sentinel reports. "It will be great for farmers. It will be great for the school kids," said Rep. Curry Todd, the bill's author. "I've talked to many businesses and folks … and I've not got one negative comment about this bill."

"You came up with a wangdanger, I can tell you," said one of two committee members to vote nay, saying he wanted more time to study the issue, lest constituents "tell me how stupid I am." The other no vote later asked for comments on Facebook, and found that around 70% of respondents favored the bill, though there are certainly detractors. Tennessee is allowed to make the change under federal law because it stretches across two time zones. Two other multiple-time-zone states, Arizona and Hawaii, have done away with clock switching, too.

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Lisa Walker Ezzell Ijames
Feb 23, 2014 5:40 PM CST
This would be awesome!! I hate switching the time back and forth. We need more daylight in winter!
Feb 22, 2014 1:14 PM CST
Why is there a Federal law dictating states have to observe this garbage? Does anyone else think it's unfair that only states in 2 time zones MAY BE ALLOWED BY THE DICTATORIAL REGIME to not switch the clock back and forth? When are we going to take back our own government?
Feb 19, 2014 8:17 PM CST
Please Tennessee, lead the way out of darkness for us all.