(The Center Square) – A new bill introduced in the Washington legislature would keep the state in standard time all year, meaning residents would not have to change their clocks every March and November.

Senate Bill 5511, sponsored by Sen. Jim Honeyford, R-Yakima County, says that if passed, Washington would stay on standard time “until Congress authorizes states to observe daylight saving time year-round.”

The 2022 legislative session begins Jan. 10 and will run for 60 days.

States wanting to observe daylight saving time all year need either a waiver from Congress or approval from the U.S. Department of Transportation. States can, however, choose to follow standard time year-round without approval from the federal government.