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Utah moves closer to permanent Daylight Saving Time

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Posted at 5:20 PM, Feb 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-21 19:20:33-05

SALT LAKE CITY — A bill that would have Utah spring ahead and stay ahead permanently has passed a House committee.

Senate Bill 59, sponsored by Sen. Wayne Harper, R-Taylorsville, and Rep. Ray Ward, R-Bountiful, passed unanimously out of the House Government Operations Committee on Friday. It now goes to the full House of Representatives for a vote.

FOX 13 first reported on Sen. Harper's bill last year.

The bill would advance Utah permanently on Daylight Saving Time, meaning it stays lighter later.That would be subject to Congressional approval and with other mountain states joining us.

Daylight Saving Time has been a constant issue in the Utah State Legislature. It's one of the top constituent complaints but always the lowest priority bills in the legislative session.