Senate passes bill to keep New Mexico on Daylight Saving Time

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SANTA FE (KRQE) – The bill aimed to keep New Mexico on Daylight Saving Time passed the Senate with a 28-10 vote and will now head to the House.

The bill means depending on the time of year, New Mexico’s time would match a very different set of states. If it passes, the bill means from March through October, New Mexico’s clocks would match mountain states, or states like Utah, Wyoming, Montana and Colorado. However, from November through February, New Mexico’s time would match states to the east including Texas, Illinois, Louisiana.

If the bill passes the House and is signed into law, the federal government would still have a say in the time change.

According to Sen. Cliff Pirtle, 14 other states have introduced bills to not change their clocks.

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