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Florida Representative Proposes Year-Round DST for 2016

Well, this caught me off-guard, since it’s still early December 2015, but Representative Kristin Jacobs has filed HB 893 in the Florida legislature for consideration in their 2016 session, according to the Florida state legislature web site.

I haven’t moved all the 2015 legislative activity on the Time Zone Report’s web site to a “historical/archive” location yet, but was planning to do that during the latter part of December.  But looks like I’ll need to move that up a bit.

Here is the proposed legislation:

 1                        A bill to be entitled
 2       An act relating to daylight saving time; providing a
 3       short title; requiring that the State of Florida and
 4       its political subdivisions observe daylight saving
 5       time year-round; providing an effective date.
 7       WHEREAS, the State of Florida is known as the "Sunshine
 8  State," and
 9       WHEREAS, as the "Sunshine State," Florida should be kept
 10  sunny year-round, NOW, THEREFORE,
 12  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
 14       Section 1. (1) This section may be cited as the "Sunshine
 15  Protection Act."
 16       (2)  Notwithstanding how time is advanced pursuant to 15
 17  U.S.C. s. 260(a), daylight saving time shall be the year-round
 18  standard time of the entire state and all of its political
 19  subdivisions.
 20       Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2016.

Following the same process as last year, I’ve written to Representative Jacobs and included a link to my conversation with the US DOT, in addition to my recommendation that she instead follow the lead of the Nevada Assembly’s AJR 4 as an alternative.

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  1. I am very strongly in favor of staying with the same time daylight or non daylight saving non-day. The only real problem I see with it is that the poor morning news people will lose the opportunity to spend a week complaining about how tough it is on them when the clock changes.

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