Wyoming Legislature Votes Against Eliminating Daylight Savings Time
A bill that would have established one consistent time zone year-round in Wyoming failed to make it through the current legislative session that wrapped up earlier this week.
Had the bill passed, Wyomingites would have sprung forward one last time Sunday, March 10, without changing again. As such, Daylight Savings Time will still commence March 10, giving us an extra hour of daylight throughout the spring and summer months.
House Bill 14 passed on third reading in the House of Representatives by a vote of 35-23. However, once in the Senate, the legislation failed in the Committee of the Whole by a tied vote 15-15 on Feb. 14. A reconsideration motion for the bill that same day ended with the same result.
Dan Laursen, R-Park County, was the primary sponsor of HB14.
This year, Daylight Savings Time will end Sunday, Nov. 3, at 2 a.m. when Wyomingites will once again fall back for the winter.