Bill to keep daylight saving year-round heads to gov's desk

Friday, April 26, 2019, Vol. 43, No. 17

NASHVILLE (AP) — A bill to keep Tennessee on daylight saving time year-round is headed to the governor's desk for his approval.

Senate members advanced the proposal on Tuesday, allowing it to be sent to Gov. Bill Lee. The bill scraps the twice-annual time shift — but only if Congress first passes a federal law allowing states to observe daylight saving year-round. The General Assembly would then have to adopt the proposal.

Other states are considering similar conditional legislation. President Donald Trump also likes the idea of permanent daylight saving nationwide.

Daylight saving time begins on the second Sunday of March, when clocks move ahead by one hour to allow for more daylight in the evening and less in the morning. Clocks then move back an hour on the first Sunday in November.