Proposal to exempt Ohio from daylight saving time introduced by state legislators

Proposal to exempt Ohio from daylight saving time introduced by state legislators

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - A pair of lawmakers have introduced the “Ohio Sunshine Protection Act,” a proposal that would end time changes across the state.

If Senate Bill 119 is passed into legislation, Ohio’s clocks would remain on daylight saving time permanently.

The proposal was introduced on March 26 by Republican Sen. Kristina Roegner, of Hudson, and Republican Sen. Bob Peterson, of Fayette County.

Sen. Roegner recently shared a poll on Facebook asking for opinions from her followers. The response was overwhelmingly in support of stopping the time changes.

Quick poll for my FB friends: Should Ohio join the new trend and stop the Daylight Savings Time Hour change...

Posted by Kristina Daley Roegner on Monday, March 11, 2019

Ohio currently observes daylight saving time by shifting clocks forward one hour in the spring and back an hour in the fall.

Arizona and Hawaii are the only two states to have never observed daylight saving time.

President Donald Trump previously tweeted that his approval of adopting daylight saving time year-round.

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