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Legislation Would End Daylight Saving Time Switches in Delaware

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DOVER, Del.- Delaware lawmakers have introduced legislation intended to move the state into a new timezone with the intention of removing the need to set clocks back an hour due to changes between Daylight Saving Time and Standard Time.

Legislation introduced this month would move Delaware into the Atlantic timezone, so long as the neighboring states of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Maryland all agree to request the same change from the federal government.

The bill would also exempt Delaware from Daylight Saving Time, meaning the state would always remain an hour ahead of Eastern Standard Time.

Supporters argue Daylight Saving Time is antiquated and is disruptive to schedules.

Opponents have questioned the necessity of the change and have noted that some states on the east coast could have different time zones than Delaware under the proposal.

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