Missouri lawmaker wants daylight saving time to be permanent
Custodian Ray Keen inspects a clock face before changing the time on the 100-year-old clock atop the Clay County Courthouse Saturday, March 8, 2014, in Clay Center, Kan. (Credit: AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A Missouri lawmaker says he will try again to get his state on permanent daylight saving time, but his proposed measure calls for at least two neighboring states to do the same before it can go into effect.
Republican state Rep. Mike Kelley of Springfield says it doesn't make sense to keep shifting back and forth between daylight saving and standard times.
The Jefferson City News-Tribune reports Kelley has proposed for the second time an amendment to Missouri's constitution that would make "daylight savings" time the new, permanent "standard" time.
He says supporters will have to convince other states that the change is a great idea, adding that several states have reached out to his office in response to last year's proposal.