The Senate voted 33-to-2 to give final approval to a measure meant to eventually keep Florida on daylight-saving time throughout the year. Do not forget to turn your clocks ahead one hour at 2 a.m. Sunday as daylight saving time begins. The clocks roll forward on Sunday at 2 a.m. due to Daylight savings time.
While residents will lose an hour of sleep when the clocks spring forward, they will gain an hour of daylight. It's annual eight month run was first enacted by the federal government March 19, 1918, during World War I, as a way to conserve coal.
Bill Sponsor Greg Steube says the idea of year-round daylight-saving time will help the state's tourism industry, as people would be able to stay out later with the additional sunlight. If signed by Gov. Rick Scott, the "Sunshine Protection Act" would seek permission from Congress to do away with standard time, the website reported.
The good part about Daylight Saving Time?
If approved, Florida would join Arizona and Hawaii as states that have exempted themselves from a 1966 law establishing a uniform time across the country. People tend to spend more time outside in the evenings during Daylight Saving Time, which reduces the need to use electricity in the home. Daylight-saving time will start Sunday this year and end November 4.