SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WREX) — Daylight Saving Time may be one step closer to coming to an end in Illinois.
In May, state Sen. Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) introduced Senate Bill 533, which would make Daylight Saving Time the year-round standard time of the entire state starting on the second Sunday of March 2020.
Now, the bill is ready to head to the Senate.
So we’re going to give this a whirl next week in the #ILSenate. SB 533 would end the arbitrary time change & IL would join other states. Our bill—approved by a Senate committee in May—came to me from @CarlinvilleHS students. Should be interesting debate! https://t.co/64vZLYsu1h
— Andy Manar (@AndyManar) November 5, 2019
Manar said he introduced the bill after a high school civics class at Carlinville High School successfully convinced him Daylight Saving Time should be eliminated.
Manar’s bill passed out of the State Government Committee on May 23 and has since been referred to another committee.
Lawmakers return to the Statehouse on Nov. 12, and will continue through Nov. 14.