Bill Introduced In Iowa Senate Would Make Daylight Savings Time Year-Round

Fri 2-12-2021

(Des Moines, IA) -- A bill eligible for debate in the Iowa Senate could make Daylight Saving Time a permanent thing for the state.

Republican Senator Jeff Reichman (RYK-man), of Montrose, says he's gotten good feedback on the bill. He says the bill approved by the Senate State Government Committee would only happen if the six states that surround Iowa make the same move. It gives all bordering states 10 years to pass their own legislation.

Critics of the twice-a-year time change say it disrupts sleep schedules and is actually a temporary damper on the economy.

Bills were introduced in 32 states last year that called for observing Daylight Saving Time year-round.