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Oregon Bills Aim to Keep the State on One Standard of Time Year-Round

Daylight Saving Time began Sunday but the Oregon legislature is hoping to change that in the future. Senate Bill 320 and 464 aim to keep Oregon on one standard of time all year round.

Posted: Mar 10, 2019 5:43 PM
Updated: Mar 10, 2019 6:12 PM

Daylight Saving Time began Sunday but the Oregon legislature is hoping to change that in the future. Senate Bill 320 and 464 aim to keep Oregon on one standard of time all year round.

Springing forward for Daylight Saving Time came about in 1918 during World War I in order to save coal. World War I ended more than 100 years ago. Now two Oregon bills want to keep Oregon on one standard of time year round. Some Oregonians agree.

"Let's just get somewhere and stay there," said Suzanne Ray.

"I would support those bills and I look forward to voting in favor when I get the chance to," added Jody Waters.

Neither bill agrees on what that time would be-- Daylight Saving Time when we spring forward or when Daylight Saving Time ends and the state gains an extra hour of sleep.

Senate Bill 320 wants to keep Oregon on Daylight Saving Time year round while Senate Bill 464 wants to get rid of Daylight Saving Time all together.

“I think that the sun comes up and goes down and we all decide that it comes up and it goes down at a different time of day and it just doesn't make any sense to me,” said Waters. “I don't think that it's needed. I think it's a tradition that doesn't have any application anymore."

Some Oregonians said the time change doesn't affect them much.

“Your daily life doesn't change but like an hour less of sleep," said Logan Scott.

"I'd be fine with it but I’m also fine with the way it is,” added Sarah Eismann. “It's so ingrained in our social structure. Also our phones automatically do it so we don't even have to think about it anymore."

Before any of those bills could take effect, they'd first need to be approved by Oregon voters and Congress.

You can read Senate Bill 320 here and Senate Bill 464 here.

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