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Permanent daylight saving time passes Washington Legislature

UPDATED: Tue., April 23, 2019, 9:53 p.m.

By Ryan Blake The Spokesman-Review

OLYMPIA – Permanent daylight saving in Washington gained more support Tuesday with final passage of a bill suggesting the end to changing the clock twice a year.

The House approved the bill 90-6 that asks the federal government to allow states to choose year-round daylight saving time. If given that congressional “OK,” Washington would not change its clocks in November when states return to standard time.

A previous version of the bill would have put the decision on the next general election ballot, but the Senate removed that provision and the House confirmed. All 10 Spokane-area representatives voted yes. The proposal next heads to Gov. Jay Inslee for his signature.

California, Oregon and British Columbia have or are considering proposals suggesting the end of the twice annual clock switch and adopting permanent daylight saving time.

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