Utah might be making daylight saving time permanent

A new Utah bill may make daylight saving time permanent. Photo: Andrik Langfield on Unsplash

Citizens of Utah might not need to turn their clocks back every year anymore. A new Utah bill may make daylight saving time permanent after the bill got preliminary approval in the Utah Senate on Monday, Feb. 10, KSL News reports.

Traditionally, daylight saving time intends to add an additional hour of daylight in the evening during some of the longest days of the year and it is set to start in Utah this year on March 8 at 2 a.m. when clocks “spring forward.” This continues through Nov. 1 when clocks “fall back” to standard time.

The new bill is sponsored by Sen. Wayne Harper, who claims that  local and national surveys show people don’t want to keep making the biannual time change anymore. In order for the bill to go into effect, it requires action by Congress and at least four western states, KSL news said in a report.