A bill was recently introduced in the Arkansas Legislature to make Daylight Savings Time permanent. While making changing the clocks twice a year obsolete, there are negative ramifications.

Under permanent Daylight Savings Time, sunrise in most of December and all of January will be after 8 a.m. While there's some daylight roughly 30 minutes before sunrise, this will still drastically increase the number of children waiting at the bus stop in the dark.

Many other early daytime activities normally done during daylight hours will no longer be possible. Think this through and contact your legislators with your input, whether you agree with the legislation or not.

Bill Shannon

Jonesboro