SANTA FE — New Mexicans would no longer “spring forward” each March under legislation heading to the House floor.
Instead, New Mexico would join most of Arizona and stick with Mountain Standard Time all year long.
That means that, for almost eight months of the year, New Mexico would share the same time as California and other states in the Pacific time zone. New Mexico would also be two hours different from Texas — rather than just one hour — during those months.
Generally speaking, there would be an extra hour of light in the morning rather than the evening if New Mexico exempts itself from daylight saving.