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Lawmaker brings bill to make daylight saving time permanent

PIERRE (AP) -- A Senate panel has approved a lawmaker's push to make it permanently daylight saving time in South Dakota because she's sick of changing her clocks.

PIERRE (AP) - A Senate panel has approved a lawmaker's push to make it permanently daylight saving time in South Dakota because she's sick of changing her clocks.

The committee sent the measure to the full Senate on Tuesday. Sen. Betty Olson's bill says South Dakota "elects to reject standard time."

Olson says she and many of her neighbors are "darn sick" of switching clocks and having to adjust to the change.

The Republican lawmaker says she prefers standard time, but her husband likes daylight saving time, so she went with that as a compromise in the bill.

Republican Sen. Brock Greenfield says he doesn't see the harm in more discussion.

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Greenfield pointedly noted that "the times have changed" since the inception of daylight saving time.

There was no testimony opposing the measure.

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