Alabama, you've asked and I've listened. I know you are ready to "stop the clock" and adopt Daylight Savings Time year round. That's why I've sponsored a bipartisan resolution urging President Donald Trump and the United States Secretary of Transportation to allow all requesting states to keep Daylight Saving Time permanently.
This would mean no more changing the clock. No more "fall back in November." No more "spring forward" in March.
Unfortunately, Alabama cannot move forward in adopting Daylight Savings Time year round until current federal laws are changed to free us to do so. This resolution urges them to do just that and also asks all other states to join Alabama in this request.
You can read my full press release about the resolution below.
Senator Rusty Glover Sponsors Bipartisan Resolution to Adopt Daylight Savings Time
MONTGOMERY, AL— State Senator Rusty Glover is sponsoring a resolution to keep Alabama on Daylight Savings Time year round and urging all other states to do the same.
The resolution, co-sponsored by 27 republican and democrat senators, states that the United States should permanently adopt what is now Daylight Saving Time as the new standard for time in the United States year round.
Senator Glover, who is a candidate for Alabama’s Lieutenant Governor, was very pleased to see so much bipartisan support. “Like most Alabamians, I would like to see our state keep Daylight Savings Time year round instead of changing our clocks back in the fall. Research has shown the immense benefits this would bring to our state and her citizens.”
The resolution also urges President Donald Trump and the Secretary of the United States Department of Transportation to allow all requesting states to switch to permanent Daylight Saving Time.
The recent law passed by our neighboring state of Florida was only possible due to a small loophole applying only to states who are split by two time zones. Unfortunately, the group of cities who participate in a different time zone on Alabama’s eastern border with Georgia are not recognized by Congress which would make us a split state.
“I believe in Alabama and I believe in her people. As Lieutenant Governor I will be a leader and listen to what is important to the people of our state. I’ve heard their requests to keep Daylight Savings Time and I intend to do what I can to change it,” stated Glover.
As a native of Mobile, Glover has served in the Alabama Legislature for 15 years as a member of Alabama House of Representatives (2002-2006) and Senate (2006-present). Glover is a graduate of B.C. Rain High School, Faulkner State Community College and the University of South Alabama. He retired after 25 years of teaching from Mary G. Montgomery High School in Semmes, where he lives with his wife, Connie. Together they have two daughters, Kellie and Katie; a son-in-law, John McGraw; and a new grandson, Beau Monroe McGraw. He is a member of Wilmer Baptist Church in Wilmer, AL.