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Bill seeks to end daylight savings time
When the time comes to set clocks ahead in Tennessee next month, they will never be set back again if legislation sponsored by Rep. Curry Todd of Collierville is adopted.The proposed bill dictates that Tennessee drop out of the practice of moving clocks forward an hour every March then back in November.If passed, the bill will take effect on July 1, effectively making daylight-saving time permanent.The bill was approved with just two dissenting votes in the House State Government Subcommittee, from Ryan Haynes, R-Knoxville, and Rep. Johnny Shaw, D-Bolivar.The bill is scheduled for a vote this week in the full House State Government Committee, which Haynes chairs. The Senate companion bill, sponsored by Republican Sen. Janice Bowling of Tullahoma, has not yet been scheduled for a vote.