Lawmaker pre-files bill to end Daylight Saving Time in Kansas

WICHITA A bill aimed at putting an end to Daylight Saving Time in Kansas is pre-filed.

Rep. Kristey Williams of Augusta drafted the bill after a constituent brought it to her attention.

She's also heard that other lawmakers have wanted to bring the topic up.

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

As you may remember, last month the Sedgwick County Commission said it would support the change if lawmakers passed the bill.

The bill has been introduced before.

As for what makes this year different, Williams says timing is always key and bills like this are always in competition with many other bills that need attention.