Daylight saving time could become a thing of the past if state senator gets his way

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Sen. Rusty Glover (R)

State Sen. Rusty Glover (R-Semmes)

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — If state Sen. Rusty Glover has his way, Sunday will be the last time Alabama residents turn back the clock one hour to standard time.

The Republican legislator from Semmes has no opposition in Tuesday’s general election, and he is already making plans to introduce a daylight saving bill in the 2015 legislative session. It would keep Alabama on daylight savings time year-round once people make the switch in March 2015.

Glover says people always complain when the state returns to Central Standard Time because they get home from work in the dark and their children get home from school and sports activities in the dark.

A similar bill was introduced in the House last spring. It won approval from a House committee, but went no farther.


  • Jason

    Perhaps you’re referring to Daylight Saving Time?
    ….because there’s no such thing as daylight savings time.

  • CS77

    I’m all for us staying on DST, especially since those of us so close to the Eastern time zone line are basically getting dark at the same time they are, but it’s just an hour earlier by our clocks. I wish the whole country would do this. I have family in different states and on different coasts, and the difference in time zones is tough for keeping in touch or calling each other on the phone. Businesses have similar concerns/issues.

  • CS77

    For ease of communication with family and friends, and for doing business across the country, I wish the whole country would change over to this. The change is felt most by those who live in the most eastern parts of each of the timezones. I have family in Central Florida who get dark at nearly the same moment, but it’s an hour later their time. I’m all for staying permanently on CDT.

  • B

    I’m all for this one! But shouldn’t the whole country be on the same page when it comes to time? But you gotta get the ball rolling somewhere I guess.

  • Jan

    If the goal is to stay on Daylight Savings Time year around (I’m all for it), then it would hardly be a thing of the past. Going back to Standard Time would be a thing of the past.

  • Christopher

    Even though kids will go to school in the dark on the winter mornings, I am in favor of having the extra daylight in the evening. I hope the bill passes…

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