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Push for permanent Daylight-Saving Time is bipartisan according to Arkansas lawmakers



Little Rock, Arkansas – A Daylight Savings Time bill submitted this week, according to Arkansas lawmakers, may receive bipartisan support.

If the federal government decided to make Daylight Saving Time permanent, the legislation introduced by State Representative Johnny Rye on Tuesday would make it so.

“Children are actually having trouble adjusting their lives to this in certain cases,” Rye said.

Similar laws have been approved in Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Alabama, among other Southern states.

“You’re not doing anything except putting yourself in the same position as states around you until something like this does occur,” Rye said.

This will be divisive, according to state representative Andrew Collins, but he believes it might win over both parties.

“I think there will be people who will disagree with something like this,” Collins said. “The least controversial part, to me, is moving to one standard form of time.”

Collins claimed that his constituents had contacted him to show support for this proposal.

“Moving the clocks forward, moving the clocks back is disruptive,” Collins said. “It’s difficult for people like me who have small children.”

Next month is the start of the general session.

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