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CASPER, Wyo. — Legislation that would remove Daylight Saving Time in Wyoming is being considered by state lawmakers.
If House Bill 246 were to pass, Wyomingites would remain on Mountain Standard Time year-round beginning on Nov. 5, when Daylight Saving Time ends.
The bill was introduced in the House and referred to the Transportation Committee for recommendation and action on Jan. 30. No floor session for the bill has been scheduled yet.
Co-sponsors include Reps. Pepper Ottman, Bob Davis, Scott Heiner, Ben Hornok, Reuben Tarver, Tamara Trujillo and John Winter as well as Sen. Wendy Schuler.
Conversations about changing the clocks have come up in the state capitol time and time again.
During the 2021 General Session, the legislature considered a similar proposal, which failed on a 24–31 vote in the House.
A bill passed and signed into law by Governor Gordon in 2020 would have Wyoming observe Mountain Daylight Time, the time observed in summer, year-round. However, the law would only be enacted if the U.S. Congress, along with four other neighboring states, also enacted similar bills.
In 2022, the U.S. Senate approved the Sunshine Protection Act, making Daylight Saving Time permanent for all states.