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The Sunshine State moves to observe daylight saving time year-round.

Via WFLA.com.

Florida is a step closer to living up to its nickname as “The Sunshine State.”

A bill to let Florida remain on Daylight Saving Time year-round is headed to Governor Rick Scott’s desk after the state Senate approved it 33-2 on Tuesday.

If Scott signs the “Sunshine Protection Act,” Congress would need to amend existing federal law to allow the change.

While the rest of the Eastern United States would set their clocks back in the fall, Florida wouldn’t, leaving it with more sunshine in the evening during the winter. Northwest Florida is currently in the Central time zone.

For those who might not know, Daylight Saving Time was first enacted by the federal government in 1918, during World War I, as a way to conserve coal….

If this bill is signed into law, it could help us all stay a little healthier. One study found that the risk of a heart attack increases the Monday and Tuesday following the spring time change….

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  1. Chuck says:

    States can only (1) decide not to adopt DST (like Arizona, Indiana), or (2) follow DST during the federally mandated days. States cannot switch time zones (this would require DOT approval) nor adopt DST for a different length of time during the year (Congress would need to approve).

    A similar bill passed here in Nevada in 2015. Congress hasn’t done anything yet.

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