The New York State Assembly and Senate is looking to study the possible effects of dropping daylight saving time.

According to WIVB-TV some of the things to be considered include:

  • the health risks associated with daylight saving time
  • whether changing the clocks twice a year is disruptive to the state economy
  • Are there effects of daylight saving time on crime and traffic
  • Look at the views of other states and the federal government on daylight saving time.

Note:  Most areas of the United States observe daylight saving time (DST), the exceptions being Arizona (except for the Navajo, who do observe daylight saving time on tribal lands), Hawaii, and the overseas territories of American SamoaGuam, the Northern Mariana IslandsPuerto Rico, and the United States Virgin Islands.

Another option would be to put the decision on Daylight Saving Time in the hands of voters.

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