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Daylight Saving Time

Please note: GOED is completely neutral on this topic, we have simply been asked to collect the data.
Comments and voting are now closed as of August 29th, 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 was held on Thursday, July 10 from 10:00 to 11:00 am at the Clark Planetarium, 110 S 400 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84101. A Video recording can be found here. 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.

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

Wikipedia entry on DST
Full text of HB 197
GOED DST Press Release
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
DST Presentation to Interim Committees Oct. 15, 2014


Data Insights Comments


Official Comments from Government, Organizations, Private Companies and individuals
South Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce
Leasing Group, LLC
Ski Utah
Kirk Watkins, M.D.
State Office of Education
Utah Department of Workforce Services
Department of Agriculture and Food
Utah Department of Commerce
Utah Department of Human Services
Utah High School Activities Association 2
Springville Area (Mapleton) Chamber of Commerce
Karen Manning
Mark Bryant
Utah Youth Soccer Association
Utah Farm Bureau Federation
Utah Tourism Industry Association
Rocky Mountain Power
Rocky Mountain Power 2
The Value of an hour of daylight
Department of Public Safety
Lagoon Corporation
Brian Anderson DLS input
Golf Alliance for Utah