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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Idaho House Leader Introduces Bill to Lose Daylight Savings Time

Posted By on Wed, Feb 25, 2015 at 4:13 PM

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If House Majority Leader Mike Moyle (R-Star) had his druthers, Idahoans would no longer adjust their watches in the fall or the spring. According to the Spokesman-Review, Moyle introduced a bill in the House Ways & Means Committee today with Rep. Jason Monks (R-Meridian) that would do away with Idaho's observance of daylight savings time.

In the bill's statement of purpose, Molye and Monks wrote that the twice-yearly time changes cause "disruption to families, businesses and individuals." 

Moyle wasn't present at the meeting today to introduce his bill, but Rep. Brent Crane (R-Nampa) presented it for him. Crane wasn't sure how eliminating daylight savings time would impact Idaho's split between Pacific and Mountain time zones.

Moyle introduced a similar bill last legislative season, too, but it never surfaced before the Idaho House State Affairs Committee for a hearing.

The panel agreed to introduce the measure on a 4-2 vote. If it passed, it would take effect on July 1.

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