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3/14/2019 1:03:00 PM
Making Daylight Time Year-Round

Wayne Howard
Staff Writer


Lincoln County Rep. Jason Saine has joined with other representatives including Kelly Hastings (Gaston-Cleveland) in filing HB350,  a bill entitled Designate NC Time Zone/Observe DST All Year.

Upon approval from Congress, the legislation would mandate that North Carolina be on Daylight Savings Time year-round. Rep. Hastings and Rep. John Szoka (R-Cumberland) are the other primary sponsors.

“It's time to change this outdated policy," Rep. Saine said, "changing our clocks twice a year is no longer necessary in today’s world.” 

Rep. Szoka added, “The time has come to spring forward on daylight savings time policy, so North Carolina no longer falls back."

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