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Lawmaker Wants to End Daylight Saving Time in Texas

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    Lawmaker Wants to End Daylight Saving Time in Texas
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    State Rep. Dan Flynn (R-Canton) proposes a bill to make Texas exempt from recognizing Daylight Saving Time. (March 12, 2015)

    A Canton lawmaker wants to make Texas exempt from recognizing Daylight Saving Time.

    State Rep. Dan Flynn (R) said he proposed House Bill 150 because there is no point in setting clocks ahead.

    "What is the use in having this?" he asked. "And no one has a good reason."

    Flynn said Daylight Saving Time causes safety issues. Doctors agree, saying there are more vehicle wrecks and heart attacks on the Monday after changing clocks than usual.

    If the bill passes, Texas will join Hawaii and Arizona in ignoring the time change.

    For More Information: House Bill 150