Utah Department of Agriculture and Food

Comments Sought on Change of Daylight Savings Time

During the last legislative session a law was passed that the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) hold a public meeting and collect data about Utah residents’ positions on Daylight Saving Time (DST). GOED is requesting input from any and all agricultural producers and producer groups interested in expressing an opinion on this issue. This is your chance to have your voice heard. 

There are two ways you can provide input. A website has been set up with information on how individuals and organizations may make comments and state positions.  http://business.utah.gov/time. A public meeting will also be held in Salt Lake City to discuss Daylight Saving Time on July 10 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Clark Planetarium (110 South 400 West, SLC, UT 84101). The following three possibilities for DST will be explored through the website and the forums:


  1. Retain existing “spring forward” and “fall back” time as currently followed in Utah
  2. Align with Arizona on Mountain Standard Time (fall time) for all 12 months of the year 
  3. Create a new daylight saving time, i.e. spring forward for all 12 months of the year


The UDAF encourages all interested parties to participate in this process.