Daylight saving time year round passes Senate
Last updated 4/19/2019 at Noon
Legislation to make daylight saving time the year-round standard passed the Senate Tuesday evening in a bipartisan 46-2 vote.
The bill would put Washington on Pacific Daylight Time year-round, pending approval of Congress.
Senators Liz Lovelette, D-Anacortes, and Tim Sheldon, D- Potlatch, voted in opposition.
House Bill 1196, co-sponsored by Rep. John Lovick, D-Mill Creek, was introduced by Rep. Marcus Riccelli, D-Spokane, and has gained traction over the course of the session, passing the House on March 9 in an 89-7 vote.
The version that passed the Senate clarifies that Washington wou...