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Lawmaker wants New Mexico to stay on daylight saving year-round

Nathan O'Neal
February 05, 2019 06:06 AM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— A state lawmaker is reviving an effort to make New Mexico stay on daylight saving time year-round.

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New Mexico Senator Cliff Pirtle is expected to introduce Senate Bill 226 Tuesday afternoon in its first committee hearing. If the bill passes, New Mexico would join Arizona and Hawaii, which don’t spring forward or fall back.

“Now Florida and California have passed identical pieces of legislation. We are closer than ever to not changing our clocks staying on summer time all the time,” Pirtle said.

In the past, a similar bill died in committee. However, even if this latest bill makes it through both houses and the governor signs it, the U.S. Congress would still need to approve the measure before New Mexicans could stop changing their clocks.

Track SB 226 during the 2019 legislature

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