Bill to do away with Daylight Saving Time clears vote in Wyoming

The State of Wyoming’s legislature is considering moving away from Daylight Saving Time and efforting a measure that would allow the state to stay in standard time all year.

Republican Rep. from Park County, Dan Laursen is helping to push the bill forward, he says the bill would send a message to the federal government that each state should decide for itself whether to adopt Daylight Saving or not.

“The whole idea is to get the federal government to allow the state to make a decision,” he said.

The bill would need three adjoining states to also want to switch out of Daylight Saving, in order for it to move forward.

Wyoming would be in the Central Time zone but would have standard time all year-long, allowing residents an extra hour in the evening, said Laursen.