by: JonChristopher Collins
On Wednesday the Missouri House advances a bill that if made law will make Daylight Saving Time permanent. Before it can go to the Senate, the proposal needs a full House vote.
The bill was given initial approval by a voice vote. Federal law prevents states from moving to daylight saving time permanently; this state bill will only take effect if Congress changes federal law.
According to Ozarks First, another aspect of this law is that three of Missouri’s seven border states would also need to abandon switching to and from Daylight Saving Time for it to go into effect. Online records indicate boarder states Arkansas and Tennessee have passed such laws.