If Illinois State Senator Andy Manar gets his wish, people in Illinois would move their clocks ahead one hour this coming spring, then never have to change them again.

Senator Manar recently tweeted out:

MDJ Online:

Manar said the idea for the bill came to him from a Carlinville High School student. And in his tweet, he linked to a recent Newsweek article that cited research that suggests the twice-yearly clock changes in most of the United States might have detrimental health impacts.

Manar’s bill passed out of the State Government Committee on May 23 and has since been referred to another committee. Lawmakers return to the Statehouse on Tuesday, November 12th, and will continue through Thursday, November 14th.