Don’t fall back? Louisiana official wants permanent daylight saving time


BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana official plans to ask his local government to join efforts to make daylight saving time last all year.

Rowdy Gaudet is a member of the governing council for Baton Rouge and East Baton Rouge Parish. He tells The Advocate that he will ask the Metro Council next week to urge the state’s congressional delegation to support a law adopting daylight saving time year-round, thereby doing away with the need to re-set clocks twice a year.

Last year, Gov. John Bel Edwards signed legislation from state Rep. Dodie Horton, a Haughton Republican, to adopt daylight saving time in Louisiana as the standard time. It doesn’t take effect unless Congress acts.

Every state in the U.S. except Hawaii and Arizona participates in daylight saving time. Those states stay in standard time year-round. For states to stay in daylight saving time year-round would take an act of Congress.

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