Senator Seeks End To Daylight Savings Time

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Have
you been a little sleepy or slightly disoriented since the change
to Daylight Savings Time this week? If so, a state Senate leader
wants to help.

Senate Majority
Whip Mary Jane Garcia, D-Dona Ana, on Tuesday introduced a bill
to get rid of Daylight Savings Time altogether.

"Daylight
savings time is a health hazard", Garcia said in a news release.
"It causes us to suffer from sleep disruption and deprivation
that is essentially jet lag. You have drivers on the road who are
half asleep on their way to work in the morning. Daylight savings
can also cause major computer glitches, as we saw this weekend in
New Mexico when dozens of people’s unemployment claims were impacted.”

Garcia points
out that Daylight Savings Time has its origins during the first
World War.

"Should
we allow an outdated concept that was started in response to the
climate and politics of World War One England to continue to dictate
how we do things in present day New Mexico? I am carrying this bill
as a ‘wake up call’: People need to be aware of the origins of daylight
savings and how irrelevant it is to us in New Mexico."

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March
12, 2009

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