Time to end time changes in Colorado? Former lawmaker launches effort.

A Monday to end Colorado’s participation in the biannual changing of clocks that comes with daylight saving time, calling it a “disastrous policy.”

“The week after ‘spring ahead’ will see increased car crashes, heart attacks and other health problems,” Sen. Greg Brophy, a Republican who represented parts of eastern Colorado in the House and Senate between 2002 and 2015, wrote in the online petition Monday. “Kids and adults all suffer unnecessarily.”

He in 2011 and 2013 to end Colorado’s practice of changing clocks twice a year but it failed to garner enough support.

Brophy hopes his petition “for ending this madness” will compel legislators to write a ballot measure to stay on so-called summer time – the time we are on now, following Sunday’s spring forward.

The movement to end clock-changing at a national level got a thumbs up Monday from President , “Making Daylight Saving Time permanent is O.K. with me!”

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Arizona and Hawaii do not participate in daylight saving time. U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., bragged about her state’s exemption on Twitter over the weekend: “Just my half-yearly reminder that Arizona is too smart for daylight saving time, so sleep well and don’t worry about that clock thing.”

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