Florida Bill Calls for Permanent Daylight Saving Time

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Two Florida politicians have proposed a bill that would keep the state on Daylight Saving Time permanently.

Two Florida politicians have proposed a bill that would keep the state on Daylight Saving Time permanently.

They’re calling it the ‘Sunshine Protection Act’.

If it happens, Florida would become the first state in the union to make the change, and the third to be out of sync with the rest of the country – Arizona and Hawaii stay on standard time year round.

If you’re one of the many confused by which is which, Daylight Saving is the one that starts when we spring forward and ends when we fall back.

Reasons they’re promoting the switch are both economic and environmental.

They argue that the extra hour of daylight would be beneficial for tourism as vacationers would have an extra hour to soak up the rays and catch the sights while it’s light out.

Energy-wise it would cut down on the amount of electricity needed to power streetlamps and indoor fixtures.

According to a 2008 report, if all of the US extended daylight saving, it would save enough electricity to run 100,000 homes each year.

They’re not entirely positive it’s legal, nor are they hopeful it’ll pass the first time around, but they’re giving it a try anyway.

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