State Rep. files bill to end Daylight Saving Time

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – An Arkansas lawmaker filed a bill, which would eliminate Daylight Saving Time across the state.

Sarah Capp (R) – Dist. 82 filed HB 1368 on Monday.

It’s not the first time Arkansas lawmakers have voted on the measure. A similar piece of legislation failed in 2015.

Capp did not return our calls on Monday.

 State Rep. Stephen Meeks (R) – Dist. 67 believes the idea of doing away with Daylight Saving Time has more momentum behind it than it did several years ago.

“Are we coming to a point in society where it’s becoming more trouble than it’s worth?” Meeks says.

Meeks says he is leaning toward supporting the bill.

“Trying to adjust our biological clocks does have health ramifications,” Meeks says.

Some people we spoke to remain on the fence about it.

Vernoica Ramos lives in downtown Little Rock. She isn’t sure whether she would like to see Daylight Saving Time go away.

“I’m sort of ambivalent. You know? I don’t know,” Ramos says.

Carson Smith, also a downtown Little Rock resident, fully supports the proposed bill,

“Spring forward and keep it that way,” Smith says.

Rep. Meeks says he received a call from an Oklahoma legislator who says Oklahoma is considering the same type of measure but wanting to see what other surrounding states do.

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