Florida lawmakers vote to stay in Daylight Saving Time all year long

Posted March 09, 2018

But it's not, according to Prerau, whose 2009 book "Seize the Daylight" traces the history of the time shift.

Daylight saving time officially begins at 2 a.m. Sunday, although many people opt to set their clocks one hour ahead before going to sleep Saturday night.

There's one thing most Florida lawmakers can agree on: daylight.

Dr. Alcibiades Rodriguez, assistant professor in the Neurology Department at the New York University Langone Comprehensive Epilepsy Center-Sleep Center, said finishing dinner an hour earlier than normal will help prime you to expect bed earlier.

Dr. Timothy Rummel a sleep doctor in Colorado Springs with Pulmonary Associates and UCHealth Memorial says the spring forward time change is the hardest of the two and there is data to back that up. That bill enacted the first observance of the time change, March 31, 1918.

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It is ludicrous to think that daylight saving time makes an extra hour of natural light available to anyone.

Some states want daylight saving to die - while others want it to stick around. Because of its relative proximity to the equator, daylight savings time offers no essential advantage to the state, which is on Hawaii-Aleutian time.

Hawaii and most of Arizona don't take part in DST. Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and American Samoa also skip out on the clock-changing fun.

The state is now divided among the Eastern and Central time zones, with the Florida Panhandle observing Central time. The Florida Legislature passed what's known as the "Sunshine Protection Act" on Tuesday. That's why Florida would need congressional approval.

When the Fall season comes along we "fall back" an hour, which is really annoying because we're stuck with a 4:00 pm sunset. The state's governor, Rick Scott, 65, hasn't indicated if he'll sign the bill or not.

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The United States started its own program in March, 1918, but it only lasted until the end of the war in November the same year.

Is there any point to daylight saving?

When do the clocks change in 2018?

Consider that the most influential force in putting Daylight Saving Time in place in 1966 was a business lobby, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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