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Daylight Savings Elimination Clears Oklahoma House
Rep. Kevin West, R-Moore, convinced enough of his House colleagues to send to a vote of the people a proposal that could permanently end Daylight Savings Time in Oklahoma.

House Bill 3146 would ask Oklahomans to vote on a statutory amendment that if approved would lock the clock on Central Standard Time in Oklahoma and do away with the twice-yearly clock changes. The change would take effect Nov. 8 - the next time clocks are scheduled to fall back an hour.

This is different than what is working it's way thru the US Congress. The US Senate unanimously passed legislation that would make daylight saving time permanent in the United States by the fall of 2023, but it’s unclear just how quickly the House of Representatives will take up the bill.

The measure, sponsored by Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, would take effect in Nov. 2023, meaning that Americans would spring their clocks forward in March of that year, and then wouldn’t have to adjust the time after that.

While the measure passed by voice vote in the Senate, it is not known at this time what the legislation’s fate in the House will be, as Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that other items are more front of mind, including passing aid for Ukraine after Russia’s invasion of the country.

Now- back to the Oklahoma House Proposal- "Regardless of how we manipulate the clock, we still have the same number of daylight hours available to us each day," West said. "This gives the people of Oklahoma the right to decide the time on the clock during which they are observed."

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