Bill seeks to freeze Tennessee in daylight saving time

NASHVILLE (WKRN) - When Tennesseans spring forward into daylight saving time next month, they will never fall back into standard time again if a proposed bill passes in the state legislature.

Under the bill sponsored by Representative Curry Todd of Collierville, Tennessee will drop out of the ritual of moving clocks forward an hour each year on the second Sunday in March and then back again on the first Sunday in November.

In effect, staying on daylight saving time would mean middle and west Tennessee would share the same time as in the eastern time zone during the fall and winter.

However east Tennessee would be one hour ahead of eastern time when the east coast rolled back the clock for the winter months.

Arizona, Hawaii and Indiana have successfully adopted a uniform time system with no changes by season.

If the bill passes, the change in Tennessee would take effect this coming July.