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Daylight Saving Time

Video recording from the Clark Planetarium Thursday, July 10th at 10:00 am

Please note: GOED is completely neutral on this topic, we have simply been asked to collect the data.  Comments and voting will be taken up until August 15th, 2014

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In the 2014 session, the Utah Legislature passed House Bill 197 – “Daylight Saving Time Study” which directs GOED to conduct a public meeting to discuss DST. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, July 10 from 10:00 to 11:00 am at the Clark Planetarium, 110 S 400 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84101. Recognizing that many people across the state have strong opinions on this topic, this website has been created to capture your opinions and your vote.  We will summarize the results in our report to the Legislature.

How You Can Participate: Please take our brief survey below and feel free to add a comment. DataComments Updated 7/28, 9am

Trade Association/Community Organization Feedback: We invite industry trade groups and community organizations to send us more detailed position papers, which we reserve the right to post at this page. Email businessutah@utah.gov with questions or your documents.

Before you vote: Please consider the effect of the light as you cast your vote. If you select Retain the sunrise today was at 6:00am and sunset will be at 9pm. If you select Align the sunrise today would have been at 5:00am and sunset would have been at 8pm. If you select Create the sunrise would be as you are experiencing it today, since we are on spring forward time adjustment. Please consider this chart for the light effect for the Fall backward time adjustment.

Background Information

Here’s the Wikipedia entry on DST.
Here’s the full text of HB 197
In March, the New York Times published a “Room for Debate” series of articles on the topic of Daylight Saving Time.
The Economic Toll of Lost Sleep
Saving Daylight, at What Cost?
1997 HB 252
Utah DST vs MST