Florida legislature votes to remain on Daylight Saving Time year round

Florida legislature votes to remain on Daylight Saving Time year round

Florida legislature votes to remain on Daylight Saving Time year round

People living in Arizona, Hawaii and the US territories get along just fine without submitting to the bullying of "springing forward" and "falling back".

In 2005, President George W. Bush signed a broad energy bill that extended daylight saving time, starting it on the second Sunday in March and ending it on the first Sunday in November. The United States started Daylight Savings Time a year after WWI in 1918.

Next step for the proposed legislation: Gov. Rick Scott. IN actually outlawed DST in 1949 and only began observing it in 2006. That legislation, though, hinged on MA and New Hampshire doing the same, which has not happened - yet. Maine's case for bucking the biannual clock-changing is that the sun sets there before 4 p.m. between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

But do you know the one thing almost all Florida lawmakers agree on?

Or, consider moving to Florida if that bill passes?

"I'd make it the whole country", Steube told the Florida Times-Union.

Busker Will Soto walks a tightrope at the sunset celebration in Key West Florida
Busker Will Soto walks a tightrope at the sunset celebration in Key West Florida

"I like to adjust by 30-minutes leading up to the time change", says Dr. Rao, "that way you're ready to go Monday without much of a sleep loss".

Florida isn't the first state or territory to push back against the Uniform Time Act since Daylight Saving Time was introduced in 1966.

The Department of Transportation oversees Daylight Saving Time, but there is no federal rule that requires it. Daylight saving is a man-made construct and one that's not observed across the world.

According to Dr. Estemalik, Daylight Saving Time can be a trigger for people who suffer from cluster headaches too.

Now some advocates want to ditch DST, essentially in favor of year-round "summer time".

Let's hope that 2018 is the a year ago we lose an hour of sleep to "save" an hour of sunlight at the end of the day. During the earlier days, the clocks moved ahead by an hour on the last Sunday of April and ended on the last Sunday of October.

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