Bill exempting Utah from daylight saving time dies in committee

Feb 7 2013 - 12:56am

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SALT LAKE CITY -- A bill exempting the state of Utah from the observance of daylight saving time has been killed in a Senate committee.

The bill, SB 157, died for lack of a motion in the Senate Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment Standing Committee on Wednesday afternoon. The measure was sponsored by Rep. Stephen Urquhart, R-St. George. Urquhart argued shifting the clock forward an hour every spring and moving it back in the fall doesn't make any sense. He said the issue became personal when a constituent's child was killed walking to school in the dark.

Arizona and Hawaii are the only states in the U.S. that do not observe daylight saving time.

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