Skip to comments.Bill Would Put Indiana On Daylight Saving Time
Posted on 04/09/2002 11:17:21 AM PDT by Tumbleweed_Connection
Most of the country has now "sprung forward," adjusting their clocks for daylight saving time that will be in effect for the next six months.
But parts of Indiana do not adjust for daylight saving time, and one member of Congress thinks its time to change that.
Rep. Julia Carson (D-Ind.) plans to introduce legislation in the House this week that would place her entire state on daylight saving time. She said the lack of uniform timekeeping has caused much waste and confusion for both businesses and families alike in the Hoosier State.
"It is past time, it is over time, for Indiana to move ahead with the rest of the country. This is not a political issue. This is an issue that benefits the citizens of the state of Indiana," said Carson in a statement.
Her opponent in the November election, Republican Brose McVey, joined Carson in calling for the state to move to daylight saving time. He praised Carson's initiative, saying a uniform time zone would improve the way of life for Indiana residents.
At present, 47 states move their clocks ahead one hour in the spring and set them back one hour when daylight saving time ends in the fall. Hawaii, the Eastern time zone portion of Indiana, and the state of Arizona do not adjust their clocks.
Parts of Indiana are in the Central time zone, while the rest of the state is in the Eastern time zone. Most of the state, but not all of it, stays on Eastern Standard Time year-round.
Carson's bill would force the state legislature to take action on fast time. Under her bill, Indiana's time zones would remain intact, but the whole state would adopt daylight saving time in April 2004.
One Indiana state legislator, Chet Dobis, a Merrillville Democrat, told the Indianapolis News that what Carson should do is "just put us all into the same time zone, the Central time zone."
An opinion poll done by the U.S. Department of Transportation found that Americans like daylight saving time because there is more light in the evenings. DOT studies have also found that daylight saving time cuts electricity usage by a significant amount.
However, many Americans oppose daylight saving time. Many complain that changing clocks and adjusting to a new sleep schedule are inconveniences.
The idea of daylight saving was first conceived by Benjamin Franklin during a trip to Paris in 1784.
It irritates me every time that woman opens her mouth.
I'm curious as to how she proposed this legislature, and where. If she put it in the Federal Congress, then I'm befuddled as to how she thinks that she can do this (other than her being a Dumbocrat). If she proposed it in the State Legislature, though, then I guess some other legislator in the State House was _really_ the person who introduced the bill?
This is rather interesting...
How can US Congress dictate to a sovereign state's legislature what laws to pass?
It really DOES look like this dolt is proposing this in the Federal Congress. In that case, I'm at a loss for words. I think somebody in Indiana ought to start looking at recalling this dunce who doesn't understand the core tenets of Federal Republicanism...
Two dollars says interstate commerce. Three to one its 'for the chirren'.
Beats me, I'm not in her district (much less her state), so I haven't paid any attention to her in the past.
To all Hoosier Freepers here, if any of you are in her district (10, I believe), I suggest getting on the horn to explain the subtle differences between a centralist Democracy and a Federal Republic to her and her idiot staffers...
She released a statement because, given her history , she couldn't make a public statement to save her life.
A brief overview:....she sponsors a bill for trigger locks, when asked on a local radio show if she has ever seen or operated one she replies.....uuuuhhhhhggghh,....no
When asked about her vote on impeachment....she repilies, on another local radio show.....( paraphrasing) I have no real knowledge of the constitutional requirements and will defer to those in the PARTY who do and vote accordingly.....translated, I had over 6 months to learn or be briefed on the constitution and just didn't take the time to actually understand it.
Now close to election time she gets press by using a true non issue for federal government..state time.
This woman is a stooge and basically a place holder for the dems in this seat, she is in fact, still Andy Jacobs stooge much as she was when she worked for him.Why any thinking individual votes for this ignorant rep baffles me.