Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon has signed a bill making daylight saving time permanent year-round in the state, but don’t hold your breath waiting for it to take effect.
The twice a year time changes will remain the rule until neighboring Montana, Colorado, Idaho, and Utah – pass similar legislation.
Republican State Representative and majority floor leader Eric Barlow, who represents Campbell and Converse Counties, had tried unsuccessfully several times to get a year-round daylight saving bill passed. He says Wyoming residents are fed up with changing their clocks.
The wording of this successful version says “The residents and businesses of the state of Wyoming have become more habituated to the 8 months of daylight saving time per year than the 4 months of standard time per year,
It also says the twice a year switch “is disruptive to commerce and to the daily schedules of the residents of the state of Wyoming.”
States currently need federal approval to make changes to daylight saving time, and a federal bill to end that requirement, the Daylight Act, stalled in a U-S House subcommittee last year.