COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – South Carolina may soon join the states that are calling for Congress to authorize daylight saving time all the time.
The House Judiciary Committee approved a bill Tuesday saying the General Assembly plans to adopt year-round daylight saving time if the move is authorized by Congress in a federal law.
Around two dozen other states are considering or have passed similar legislation. President Donald Trump tweeted the day after the time changed in March that “Making Daylight Saving Time permanent is O.K. with me!”
The bill goes to the House floor. It has already passed the South Carolina Senate.
Some lawmakers had concerns about children going to school in the dark in the winter or South Carolina being out of sync with its neighbors if they don’t pass similar laws.