Daylight Savings Bill Proposed Again
Written by Andrew-Rossi on January 15, 2018
Two local legislators are at odds over a potential bill that would keep Wyoming from reverting to Standard Time each year.
Republican Rep. Dan Laursen of Powell has pre-filed a bill that would keep Wyoming from reverting to standard time from November through February. Laursen told the Northern Wyoming Daily News that he doesn’t like changing the clocks.
However, Worland Republican Representative Mike Greear opposed a similar proposal last year. Greear said if Wyoming adopted Laursen’s idea it would be isolated four months of the year unless neighboring states also made the switch. However, Laursen argues neighboring states might make a change if Wyoming does.
Laursen’s bill will require two-thirds vote for introduction during the upcoming budget session of the Wyoming Legislature in Cheyenne. The session begins Feb. 12.