Oregon considers time change, but Malheur County remains special case

Whether they're for standard time or daylight saving time, Oregonians are tired of changing their clocks twice every year. That's the message state senators considering a time change in Oregon received this week.

More than 50 people submitted written testimony or addressed the Senate Business and General Government Committee Tuesday regarding Senate Bill 320. Only one witness argued that Oregon should keep switching between standard and daylight time every March and November. The others said they want to get rid of the biannual switch.

The legislation would let voters settle the matter in November 2020. If voters approved the change, Oregon would switch to daylight saving time in March 2021 and stay there.

“I just think it's a smart thing to do, and I think people are just grumpy and tired of changing the clock,” said state Rep . . .