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Let there be (more) light?

Written by YEW Staff

California Governor Jerry Brown today signed a measure that would repeal the World War I era Daylight Saving Time Act if voters vote yes on Assembly Bill 807.

That means if it passes, no more springing forward and no more falling back — insert “Space Balls” bit here — because Assemblyman Kansen Chu (D-San Jose) said the practice is “outdated.”

“If passed, it will — albeit through a circuitous path — open the door for year-round daylight saving. Fiat Lux!” said Gov. Brown in his signing message.

“The practice of switching our clocks originated from World War I as a means to save energy,” Chu said in a published statement. “Studies today illustrate that there is little to no energy savings. In reality, switching our clocks twice a year directly impacts our health, as well as leads to increased crime and traffic. It is an outdated practice and I hope to work with the community-at-large and my legislative colleagues to move to permanent daylight saving time all year.”

Back in 2016, a lawmaker brought forward a similar bill to get rid of Daylight Savings Time, but it never made it out of the Senate.

What do you think? Will an Endless Summer be headed our way?

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