Kansas lawmaker wants to ditch Daylight Saving Time for good

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- A Kansas state representative doesn't want anyone to have to worry about Springing Forward or Falling Back ever again.

Rep. Kristey Williams pre-filed a bill that would put an end to Daylight Saving Time in the Sunflower State.

"Across the United States, we probably have $1.7 billion lost in productivity based on studies," she argues.

The Augusta Republican says she drafted the bill after a constituent brought the issue to her attention. She's also heard other lawmakers have wanting to broach the subject.

"Many other states have brought the issue forward, and I thought it might be time for us to take a look at it because of health reasons and costs reasons to move to not switching back and forth," Williams said.

Similar bills have been introduced in previous years. As far as this year, though, Williams says timing is key because bills like this are always in competition with other bills that need attention.