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A bill sponsored by Rep. Alan Clemmons, R-Myrtle Beach, would ask South Carolinians if they want to eliminate daylight saving time. File/Grace Beahm/Staff

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina lawmakers say they want to hear from voters about whether to observe year-round daylight saving time.

Members of a House subcommittee voted in favor of a bill Wednesday that places an advisory referendum on the November ballot.

The referendum would ask voters if they want to end spring forward and fall back and observe year-round daylight saving time. If the bill is approved, lawmakers would send a joint resolution to Congress requesting a change depending on what the voters decide in November.

Critics of the legislation say lawmakers need to consider the financial impact on communities and surrounding states.

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Republican Rep. Alan Clemmons of Myrtle Beach said it will be a challenge to get his bill passed with only seven days left in this year's session.

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