DENVER (AP) — Seems like some Colorado lawmakers would’ve also appreciated getting some extra sleep last Sunday when the clocks sprang forward by an hour.

A proposal from Republican Sen. Greg Brophy is making its way through the Legislature to keep Colorado on daylight savings time year-round. Brophy’s bill got its first approval in committee Wednesday and is one step closer to a vote in the full Senate.

Senate Bill 22 would cost about $9,000 to implement because of programming costs by the state Department of Revenue to make the change permanent.

Brophy says he got the idea for the bill after starting a popular conversation on Facebook last year. He commented on how much he hated changing the time on his clocks twice a year.

A House proposal to repeal daylight savings time failed last month.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (5)
  1. Paul Richards says:

    I do not like daylight savings time. My preference is to leave Colorado on Mountain Time year round.

  2. Jred452 says:

    Just wish they’d pic one and leave it there!!!

  3. Lucy says:

    I am a “morning person.” I would like to remain on standard time all year round or leave it like it is. I would not like it getting dark until 10pm and not getting light until 8am. That’s ridiculous.

  4. Greg says:

    This dude must have too much time on his hands. All my clocks change on their own now. There are more pressing issues in Colorado such as the budget shortfalls and high unemployment.

  5. Susan says:

    I am so grateful to Sen. Brophy. It is very difficult to force my young children to reprogram their body clocks twice a year for no logical reason. It would be really nice if we stayed on the same time year-round.

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