Lawmakers have tried to exempt Montana from switching between standard time and daylight saving time nearly a dozen times in the last two decades. Now, a bill heading to the governor’s desk could actually make it happen. James Bradley from the University of Montana Legislative News Service reports Senate Bill 254 has passed out of the legislature. It would stop the state from falling back an hour in November if three other state pass similar legislation. The federal government also needs to give Montana its blessing.
Billings Republican Representative Katie Zolnikov spoke in support of the bill during its debate last week on the House floor where it passed its last vote with bipartisan support and opposition.
But another Billings Republican, Representative Dennis Lenz, explained his opposition to the bill.