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NEBRASKA LAWMAKERS PROPOSE YEAR ROUND DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME

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DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME JUST GOT UNDERWAY THIS WEEK, BUT NEBRASKANS WOULD NO LONGER SPRING FORWARD OR FALL BACK IF AUTHORIZED BY FEDERAL LAW UNDER A BILL THAT ADVANCED FROM GENERAL FILE MONDAY.

LB-283, INTRODUCED IN 2021 BY ALBION SEN. TOM BRIESE, WOULD ADOPT DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME YEAR-ROUND IF THE BILL’S PROVISIONS ARE NOT IN CONFLICT WITH FEDERAL LAW AND THREE STATES BORDERING NEBRASKA ALSO ADOPT YEAR-ROUND DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME.

BRIESE SAID 19 STATES, INCLUDING WYOMING, HAVE ADOPTED SIMILAR LAWS.
HE SAYS CHANGING CLOCKS TWICE A YEAR LEADS TO NEGATIVE HEALTH OUTCOMES AND DECREASES ECONOMIC ACTIVITY.

SENATOR STEVE ERDMAN OPPOSED THE BILL, SAYING THAT, IF IT PASSED, THE SUN WOULDN’T RISE IN LINCOLN UNTIL AFTER 8 A.M. ON MANY WINTER MORNINGS.

SENATORS ADVANCED LB-283 TO SELECT FILE ON A 40-3 VOTE.