DENVER
03/16/2011 04:50 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Colorado Daylight Savings Bill Clears Committee

A bill that would keep Colorado on daylight savings time all year was approved by the Senate Agricultural Committee on a unanimous vote Wednesday.

Senate Bill 22, sponsored by Republican Greg Brophy, proposes "mak[ing] daylight saving time the year-round standard time within the state." Mountain Standard Time is currently considered the default time within the state, except for the period between March and November when clocks are turned forward for daylight savings time.

The Denver Post reports that the bill cleared committee on a unanimous 6-0 vote without any witnesses. If the bill passed, Colorado would be the only state in the country to stay on Daylight Savings Time all year. Hawaii and Arizona stay on Standard Time all year.

Earlier this year, a House bill that would have kept the state on Standard Time all year died in committee.

The state estimates (PDF) that Senate Bill 22 would cost just over $9,000 to implement.

The bill now faces a haring in the Appropriations Committee.

READ THE BILL:

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