Sat. Apr 13th, 2024

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS BILL AGAIN INTRODUCED

NEW MEXICO (KSMX) – A New Mexico lawmaker is wanting the state to join neighboring state of Arizona in refusing to recognize Daylight-Savings Time. The bill, sponsored by state Representative Roberto “Bobby” Gonzales, would exempt New Mexico from a federal law that requires the observance of annual time change aimed at preserving energy and giving residents more sunlight; the AP reports. This isn’t the first time a bill of this nature has been submitted for lawmakers review during the legislative sessions, as in years past, Senator Cliff Pirtle of Roswell had typically submitted a similar bill. If passed, the “switch” would not occur, rather sticking to Mountain Standard Time beginning in 2020. The proposal is scheduled to go before the House State Government, Elections & Indian Affairs Committee on Friday.

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