Connect with us

General

Oklahoma senator files to keep Central Daylight Time year-round


Sen. Nathan Dahm from Broken Arrow has filed legislation to keep Daylight Saving Time in place year-round. This legislation occurs while Oklahomans are still adjusting to the annual November time change. Senate Bill 1103 would create CDT in Oklahoma and put an end to the turning clocks back in November, and forward in March. Approximately 18 other states have already passed measures to make this change permanent, pending the approval of federal legislation. “A host of experts and research shows these arbitrary time changes throw off people’s body clocks, disrupting sleep and increasing the risk of health problems including heart attacks, depression and fatigue,” Dahm said. “It increases the risk of car accidents, and some studies even point to higher crime rates when it’s dark earlier. It’s time to end this four-month disruption and keep that extra hour of daylight all year long.”SB 1103 will be considered when the 2022 Legislature convenes in February.See related video in the player above.

Sen. Nathan Dahm from Broken Arrow has filed legislation to keep Daylight Saving Time in place year-round.

This legislation occurs while Oklahomans are still adjusting to the annual November time change.

Senate Bill 1103 would create CDT in Oklahoma and put an end to the turning clocks back in November, and forward in March. Approximately 18 other states have already passed measures to make this change permanent, pending the approval of federal legislation.

“A host of experts and research shows these arbitrary time changes throw off people’s body clocks, disrupting sleep and increasing the risk of health problems including heart attacks, depression and fatigue,” Dahm said. “It increases the risk of car accidents, and some studies even point to higher crime rates when it’s dark earlier. It’s time to end this four-month disruption and keep that extra hour of daylight all year long.”

SB 1103 will be considered when the 2022 Legislature convenes in February.

See related video in the player above.

Copyright © 2020 AMSNBC News