- Associated Press - Friday, May 16, 2014

PROVO, Utah (AP) - Utah would no longer observe daylight saving time under legislation being drafted by a lawmaker.

State Sen. Aaron Osmond says when the Legislature considered the proposal during this year’s session, public feedback was overwhelmingly in favor of operating only on Mountain Standard Time.

The South Jordan Republican told Provo’s Daily Herald (https://bit.ly/1lI2JbU ) that past arguments to keep daylight saving time because of agricultural issues no longer are as relevant in today’s society.

But the Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce thinks ditching the practice would hurt businesses.

Chamber President Val Hale says an extra hour of sunlight in the evening leads to people staying out later and patronizing businesses.

Similar legislation failed during the 1997, 2010 and 2012 legislative sessions.

This year, lawmakers passed a measure to study whether Utah should continue to observe daylight saving time.


Information from: The Daily Herald, https://www.heraldextra.com



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