A bill that would’ve
put the entire state of Indiana on daylight-saving time has failed in the
House, despite a bipartisan legislative push and support from Gov. Mitch
The bill, which was
approved by the Senate on Wednesday, April 27, lost the vote by a narrow 49-48
vote in the House on Thursday, April 28. However, a 51-vote majority is
required to kill a bill, so it could still come up for another vote if supporters
can recall it by the midnight deadline on Friday, April 29, when the
Fans of the measure
say unifying the state under daylight-saving time would boost state commerce
and eliminate confusion. Opponents, however, say the reported business
increases are highly overstated, The Associated Press reported.
Indiana – which has
both the Eastern and Central time zones within its borders – has 77 counties on
the eastern side that do not recognize the biannual time change.