Oregon to join effort to make Daylight Saving Time permanent

Oregon’s governor plans to sign a bill that would make Daylight Saving Time permanent there as part of an effort among several West Coast states.

A proposal approved by the state legislature earlier this week would abolish the one-hour time change from standard time to Daylight Saving Time for the state, except in the areas of Oregon that are within the Mountain Time Zone.

The bill now heads to Gov. Kate Brown, a Democrat, who plans to sign it, according to her spokeswoman, Kate Kondayen.

Even with Brown’s approval, however, the proposal would still need to clear several other hurdles before it could take effect.

First, the legislation mandates that it would not go into effect unless both California and Washington approve similar laws. Last month, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee