Georgia would stay on daylight saving time permanently, putting an end to twice-a-year time changes under a bill that passed the state House on Friday.
State representatives said falling back and springing forward disrupts sleep patterns, contributes to car crashes and increases the number of heart attacks.
The House voted 112-48 to approve the daylight saving time measure, House Bill 44.
“The vast majority of people hate time change,” said state Rep. Wes Cantrell, R-Woodstock. “Time change disrupts the natural order of things. Our bodies are designed to adjust slowly to the changing amount of of daylight as the Earth rotates.”