HARRISBURG – The PA Senate State Government Committee approved Senate Resolution 36 that calls on Congress to make Daylight Saving Time permanent in order to eliminate the twice-yearly time changes. Studies show that the twice-a-year time change results in more accidents, health problems and a loss of productivity of more than $400 million annually. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, 14 states have enacted legislation in support of the concept. Daylight Saving Time began as an energy-saving measure in World War I and was made permanent for most states in 1966. Eliminating the transition between Standard Time and Daylight Saving Time requires action at the federal level.