Ohio state rep. wants to repeal Daylight Saving Time

Published: Mar. 9, 2012 at 1:49 PM EST
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COLUMBUS, OH (FOX19) - State Representative Courtney Combs (R- Hamilton) is introducing a bill on Friday to repeal Daylight Saving Time in Ohio, and keep the state on standard time throughout the year.

Under the federal Uniform Time Act of 1966, a state can move off DST by passing legislation at the state level.

"It is time to retire this World War I era antique," Combs said. "Daylight Savings Time is a perfect example of a government policy far outliving its usefulness and continuing simply because that's the way it has always been done. While it may have made sense when the government was fighting a war, it has no place in a modern world. Nowadays, all it does is inconvenience people twice a year"

Currently, the states of Hawaii and Arizona, as well as all the American insular territories (Guam, American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands) do not utilize Daylight Saving Time. In recent years, efforts have been put forth in Alaska, Colorado, and Florida to eliminate the time change.

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