Lawmaker wants Idaho to be exempt from daylight saving time

BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) - An Idaho lawmaker has sponsored a bill that would exempt the Gem State from observing daylight saving time.

Rep. Mike Moyle introduced House Bill 559 into the House on Wednesday. | Read the Bill

If it's passed, the Gem State would stay in the Mountain Standard Time zone year-round.

"This disruption to families, businesses, and individuals is significant twice a year when Idaho is required to change its time," the bill states. "Several studies even show that accidents increase during the week that daylight savings time is observed. The adverse affects of having to change time is real and can and should be eliminated."

Daylight Saving Time goes into effect this year on March 9 at 2 a.m.

Arizona and Hawaii are the only states in the union that currently do not observe daylight saving time. In April 2006, Indiana began observing.