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Bill to end the back-and-forth of Daylight Saving Time is signed by Utah's governor

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Posted at 1:46 PM, Mar 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-29 15:46:36-04

SALT LAKE CITY — A bill to end the back-and-forth of Daylight Saving Time has been signed into law by Utah's governor.

Under Senate Bill 59, sponsored by Sen. Wayne Harper, R-Taylorsville, Utah will spring ahead and stay ahead (meaning it's "lighter later"). However, it won't go into effect unless Congress allows it and other surrounding states join us.

For years, lawmakers have sought to end Daylight Saving Time. The issue of changing the clocks and springing ahead and falling behind has consistently been one of the top constituent complaints that lawmakers get. But in the face of a $20 billion budget and more pressing bills, it has been one of the lowest priorities.

This year, the bill made it through and Governor Gary Herbert signaled his support for it if only just to end the debate. It was among 151 bills the governor signed into law on Saturday.