Capitol Update for Monday, February 11
Tom Trowbridge, New Mexico News Network
Santa Fe, 02-08-19
In less than a month—on March tenth, 2019—New Mexicans will change their clocks ahead one hour to get on Daylight Savings Time. But as Tom Trowbridge reports from the Roundhouse, there are dueling bills this legislative session seeking to end the twice-a-year time change.
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For several years now, Roswell Senator Cliff Pirtle has sponsored legislation to put an end to changing our clocks. Pirtle, a Republican, has been pushing bills to keep New Mexico on Daylight Savings Time all year long. And he knows one thing for certain: he has much public support behind him:
But this session, Pirtle has some competition: Taos Democrat Bobby Gonzales is sponsor of House bill 73. His bill would allow New Mexico to remain on Mountain Standard Time year round.
Both bills eliminating the “Spring forward/Fall back approach” are awaiting their initial committee hearings at the Roundhouse.
For the New Mexico News Network, I’m Tom Trowbridge