ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's representatives are joining senators in a bid to stop the twice annual change between standard time and daylight saving time.
House representatives voted 112-48 Friday for a bill to permanently switch Georgia to daylight saving time if Congress authorizes it.
Senators last week passed a bill calling for Georgia to observe standard time year-round, unless Congress lets states switch to daylight time permanently.
In that case, the bill calls for Georgia to observe daylight saving time 12 months a year.
Permanent adoption of daylight saving time would mean another hour of light on winter evenings, but a sunrise after 8 a.m. in Georgia on the shortest days.