March 18, 2015

SURVEY: Should New Mexico stay on Daylight Savings Time forever?

A bill that would keep New Mexico on Mountain Daylight Savings Time from here on out passed the Senate by a 28 to 10 vote.

The bill’s sponsor Sen. Cliff Pirtle, R-Roswell, told the Senate SB 377 would keep New Mexico “an hour ahead of Arizona, permanently.”

“No one likes changing clocks twice a year, so let’s stop doing it,” Pirtle said in a prepared statement.

While supporters say it is better for farmers and keeps us from changing clocks twice a year, opponents say it will force children to stand at the bus stop in the dark for several months a year and aligns New Mexico with clocks in cities like Nashville, TN or Chicago, IL instead of closer states.

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