The Wyoming Senate has voted on first reading for a bill to keep the state on Daylight Savings Time all year long.

Senate File 125 is sponsored by Gillette Republican Senator Micheal Von Flatern. It passed on a 16-14 vote on Thursday.

Casper Republican Senator Charles Scott said he has concerns about Wyoming businesses being on a different schedule than that of surrounding state for part of the year.

But Senator Cale Case (R-Lander) told senators that studies show changing the time twice a year doesn't actually save energy.

Senator Ogden Driskill (R-Devils Tower) said studies clearly show the time change causes accidents by disrupting sleep schedules.

The bill still faces two more readings before a third and final reading. A house bill that would have kept the state on Mountain Standard Time all year died last month in the Wyoming House.


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