Daylight-saving bill in Indiana advances to Senate

| Wednesday, April 27, 2005

A bill that would place the entire state of Indiana on daylight-saving time has made its way through the House, and could face a Senate vote as early as Wednesday, April 27.

The bill, SB127, would have the entire state changing its clocks. Currently, 77 of Indiana’s 82 counties in the Eastern time zone do not recognize the time change.

The Senate Rules Committee passed the bill by a narrow 6-5 margin on Monday, April 25. Sen. Allen Paul, R-Richmond, cast the deciding vote to move the measure forward; however, he has said he plans to vote against the measure in the full Senate vote.

If the bill makes it through the Senate, it will go before Gov. Mitch Daniels, who is expected to sign it into law.

--by Aaron Ladage, Land Line staff