Daylight Saving Time may be permanent

Posted at 10:11 AM, Mar 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-22 12:53:49-04

What started as a plan to get rid of Daylight Saving Time in Michigan has now morphed into a plan to make it permanent.

The state representative who introduced the bill says he changed it based on feedback from the outdoors industry which likes the extra hour of sunlight in the evening.

The end result would be the same - we would no longer change our clocks twice a year.

Watch the video above to learn why one local representative likes the idea.

If the proposal goes through, the state would have to ask the federal government to move us from the Eastern Time Zone to the Atlantic Time Zone. Right now, Atlantic Time covers part of Eastern Canada, but nothing in the US. 

The House Committee did not vote on Tuesday.