A measure that would allow Wyoming to stay on daylight saving time year-round has won initial approval from the state House.
House Bill 44 was approved last week by the House Travel, Recreation, Wildlife and Cultural Resources Committee and was approved in its first full review in the House on Monday.
The bill would allow Wyoming to apply to the federal government to remain on daylight savings time throughout the year, but only if Colorado, Idaho, Utah and Montana approve the same change.
Bill sponsor Rep. Dan Laursen, R-Powell, said the bill would eliminate the need to change time twice a year, which he said poses a safety threat.
“It just affects you when you’re getting up in the morning at a different time,” he said. “It just really hurts you, I think.”
Laursen said 12 other states are looking at the same issue, as is Congress.
The bill must win initial approval on the House floor by Tuesday to be considered for further action.