Senate ‘Daylight Savings Bill’ heads to house

OREGON — The Oregon Senate passed an amended bill that would keep the state on permanent Standard Time. The bill was approved on Monday by a close vote of 16 to 14.

Senate Bill 1548 would do away with Daylight Saving Time and put Oregon permanently on Standard Time, but that’s only if Washington and California choose to do the same. That means no springing forward or falling back each year.

This is the second time that the Senate has voted on the bill after failing the first time.

It now heads to the house for consideration. But even if it passes in the house and Governor Kotek signs it, it must still wait on the approval from Washington and California.

An update on the future of the bill will be decided in the upcoming weeks.

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Jenna King is the 6pm anchor and our Feature Reporter at 10pm and 11pm for NBC5 News. Jenna is a Burbank, CA native. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Sports Business. During her time at Oregon she was part of the student-run television station, Duck TV. She also grew her passion for sports through her internship with the PAC 12 Network. When Jenna is not in the newsroom you can find her rooting for her hometown Dodgers, exploring the outdoors or binging on the latest Netflix release.
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