Florida Senator Marco Rubio Set to Reintroduce Permanent Daylight Saving Time Bill

R. Michael Brown  |  Our Town  |  Politics  |  March 6, 2019

This Sunday, as in every second Sunday in March every year, we turn our clocks forward one hour for Daylight Saving Time.  That means we lose an hour of sleep.

The Florida Legislature passed a law called the Florida Daylight-Saving Time Bill which passed 33-2 in the Senate and 103-11 in the House and was signed into law by former Gov. Rick Scott in March of 2018.  However, Congress has to approve the measure for it to become law in Florida.

Governor Ron DeSantis, during his first State of the State Address, extolled the virtues of Florida that supporters of this measure say make the state an ideal place to have year-round extended daylight hours.

The Florida Law takes effect only with Congressional approval, so Senator Marco Rubio is set to reintroduce the Sunshine Protection Act in some form this week.

In the meantime, reset your clocks one hour ahead Saturday night before you go to sleep.  At least your cellphone will automatically do it for you.

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Florida lawmaker pushes for change to daylight-saving time as we prepare to spring forward (Palm Beach Post)

California joins Florida, votes to create permanent year-round Daylight Saving Time (WTSP10-Tampa)

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