Niagara Falls lawmaker submits a bill to get rid of daylight saving time

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WIVB) –  Feeling different after last night’s time change?

A Niagara County lawmaker wants to put a stop to daylight saving time for good. Assemblyman Angelo Morinello has submitted a bill to get ride of daylight saving time.

He said, “When you look at the health affects, it really and truly needs to be addressed.”

Under the Uniform Act, Morinello says states can opt out of daylight saving, and he wants New York to be one of them:

He said, “States could opt out so Arizona and Hawaii do not follow daylight saving time and it doesn’t seem to create any difficulties.”

He’s spoken to people in his community about it, saying some don’t care either way, but others are on board.

He said, “As soon as you ask them, “have you ever had jet lag? And they say it takes me a couple days to get back well this is forcing jet-lag two times a year on the population.”

He says studies have convinced him, getting rid of daylight savings is the healthiest choice for his constituents.

He said, “The Monday after a switch to daylight savings serious workplace accidents spikes heart attacks spike strokes spike.”

He says it does more harm than good, the goal now is to at least get the conversation going, and move his bill forward.

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