Senate OKs bill to study daylight saving time

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Senators have approved a proposal to study whether Utah should continue to observe daylight saving time.

The Senate voted 25-2 on Thursday to send the measure to Gov. Gary Herbert for a signature or veto.

Garland Republican Rep. Ronda Menlove is sponsoring the bill, which she says gives those with opinions about the practice an opportunity to voice their concerns or support.

Menlove says proposals to stop observing daylight saving time have been unsuccessfully introduced at the Legislature many times. She says a public meeting will allow anyone frustrated with that to make their case.

The proposal also requires the governor’s economic development office to make a recommendation about any future action on daylight savings.



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