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Sun sets on bill to make daylight saving permanent in Utah  

Feb 11, 2022, 2:53 PM
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FILE: (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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SALT LAKE CITY – A bill that would have eliminated switching our clocks by an hour every spring and fall stalled in a Utah Senate committee Friday. 

Every year Utahns set clocks ahead one hour in the spring and then set them back an hour in the fall. Sen. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, sponsored SB175  which would have kept Utah permanently on daylight saving, an hour ahead.

Two years ago Gov. Gary Herbert signed a bill that would have made daylight saving permanent in Utah but only with congressional approval. A handful of state and federal bills have been proposed but Congress has not taken any action. 

McCay’s bill would have eliminated the need for congressional approval. The 2020 legislation was the first to pass both the Utah House and Senate after years of trying. 

Despite the bill stalling, polls have shown most people want to do away with changing their clocks twice a year. 

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