JUNEAU (AP) — A Senate committee has advanced legislation that would eliminate daylight saving time and allow for consideration of another time zone in Alaska.
The bill would exempt Alaskans from advancing their clocks each spring. It would also direct the governor to ask the U.S. Department of Transportation to consider moving part or all of Alaska to Pacific time.
Sen. Anna MacKinnon originally proposed the bill to end daylight saving time in Alaska and introduced the amendment to consider another time zone.
Most of Alaska is currently on the same time zone, except for the western Aleutians, which are in the same time zone as Hawaii, one hour behind Alaska.
Respondents to a survey from MacKinnon’s office generally supported eliminating daylight saving time.