Lawmaker wants Utah voters to have voice on Daylight Time


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PROVO (AP) — A Utah legislator wants to let the state’s voters voice their opinion at the polls on whether to end Daylight Saving Time in the Beehive State.

Rep. Norm Thurston of Provo says he’s drafted legislation for next year’s legislative session that would put the idea on the ballot in 2018 in the form of a non-binding referendum.

The Legislature still would have to act to make an official change. But Thurston told The (Provo) Daily Herald if voters want to opt out of Daylight Saving Time, he thinks state lawmakers would have a hard time resisting the switch.

Proposals to stick to standard time throughout the year have failed to pass Utah’s Legislature for years.

Rep. Fred Cox of West Valley City made a run at it last session, but his measure died in committee in March.

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