Wyoming Is Close To Ending Daylight Saving Time
Wyoming would be one step closer to no more 'spring forward' or 'fall back' if House Bill 14 passes. Right now it is halfway there after it passed third reading in the Wyoming State House of Representatives. The vote was 35 to 23.
So, why can Wyoming opt-out of this nationwide thing?
According to HB-14, the Uniform Time Act of 1966 can exempt itself if the entire state resides inside one time zone. That means Florida, for example, cannot pass such an exemption.
Most of the United States observe daylight saving time. The only exceptions are Arizona (except for the Navajo, who do observe daylight saving time on tribal lands), Hawaii, and the overseas territories of American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the United States Virgin Islands.
But, for Wyoming, this is the first of many steps to make the time change. The bill would require at least three states around Wyoming to go to Mountain Daylight Saving Time year-round as well. Then Wyoming would work with the Department of Transportation to try to make it happen.