Daylight-saving time proposed year-round in Louisiana

Published 11:44 pm Tuesday, April 13, 2010

BATON ROUGE, (AP) — Liking the recent switch to daylight-saving time? One lawmaker is proposing that Louisiana observe it year-round.

Abbeville Rep. Jonathan Perry’s bill would require a permanent ‘‘spring forward,’’ prohibiting the state from reverting back to standard time on Nov. 7, when most of the rest of the nation falls back an hour.

A planned Tuesday hearing on the bill was postponed until later in the legislative session.

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Similar proposals have failed in the Louisiana Legislature in previous years, despite arguments the adjustment could reduce energy usage.