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January 2, 2018, Florida, USA - "Bill Would Eliminate Daylight Saving Time In Florida", by Daylina Miller, WGCU News

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Bill Would Eliminate Daylight Saving Time In Florida

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A Florida lawmaker has filed a bill that proposes eliminating the observance of Daylight Saving Time.

Floridians would not have to set their clocks an hour forward each spring and an hour backward each fall if the bill passes.

Sen. Greg Steube (R-Sarasota) said it’s an unnecessary holdover from a bygone era.

"The reason why we as a country did the turning forward and back of the clocks, was in World War I to save fuel, which is why it was originally instituted,” Steube said. “Obviously we don't have those constraints now - it's been over 100 years. And there's a lot of people that don't like it."

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Florida Senate Bill 858

SB 858: Daylight Saving Time

Florida Senate - 2018       SB 858
By Senator Steube
23-01219-18        2018858_
A bill to be entitled

An act relating to daylight saving time; exempting the
State of Florida and its political subdivisions from
daylight saving time; requiring that the state and all
of its political subdivisions observe standard time;
providing an effective date.

Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:

Section 1. Pursuant to 15 U.S.C. s. 260(a), this state
exempts itself and all of its political subdivisions from the
observance of daylight saving time, between 2 a.m. on the second
Sunday in March and 2 a.m. on the first Sunday in November of
each calendar year, and the entire state and all of its
political subdivisions shall observe the standard time that is
otherwise applicable during that period.

Section 2. This act shall take effect January 1, 2019.

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