Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Senate Committee Winding Stem on Daylight Saving Time Repeal

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Senate Committee Winding Stem on Daylight Saving Time Repeal

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Members of the Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee sounded an alarm Thursday on behalf of Kansans frustrated with the tradition of moving on and off daylight saving time.

The bill introduced by Sen. Ty Masterson, R-Andover, would cease recognition of daylight saving time in Kansas. More than a dozen other states are exploring legislation that would permanently end daylight saving time.

"I'm ready for my clock to stop changing," the senator told the committee. "It really messes with peoples' sleep."

In 2016, daylight saving time begins 2 a.m. Sunday and ends 2 a.m. Nov. 6.

The committee took no immediate action on Senate Bill 282, which was introduced during the 2015 session but didn't get a hearing until now. Daylight saving time was suggested by Benjamin Franklin to save on candle usage and later relied upon to save fuel during World War I. …

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