Florida Bill Would Make Daylight Saving Time Year-Round — Sunshine Daydream

Marie Harrington
March 10, 2018

No more falling back and gaining an hour of sleep in November.

But whether the overwhelmingly popular legislation approved in Tallahassee was a maverick move to ignite a rebellion, or frivolous pandering to voters losing an hour of sleep this weekend is up for debate. Florida, in keeping with its outlier character, would secede from the national timetable. But you get over it quickly! Antiquated and unnecessary, daylight saving time officially turns 100 this year. Doing business outside our peninsula?

"Working smoke alarms in your home are the most important step you can take to increase your family's chances of escaping a home fire", said state Fire Marshal Mike Haney. "To change it, you have to make a tradeoff".

Better yet, the next year the crowd had swollen to 2,000 in anticipation of the time change and the police used rubber bullets, the rioters laughing with glee when their buddies would get thumped. If the clock changed at midnight, bars and restaurants might lose one hour of income when they had to spring ahead. After the energy crisis was over in 1976, the DST schedule in the US was revised several times.

Patty Owens, of Bismarck, says she "loves" daylight saving time.

The study suggests the spring time change was responsible for 302 deaths from 2002 through 2011, the 10-year sample period. "Were out of sync with the other mountain states for four months, but people dont really think about it".

Most adults need seven to nine hours to function properly. The sunset in Tampa on December 22 would happen at about 6:39 p.m., an hour later than last year's 5:39 p.m. sunset.

Daylight Saving Time has been around for decades. The sunrise in Tampa on December 22, 2017 occurred at 7:17 a.m.

This week, Florida lawmakers voted to make Daylight Saving Time year round. People didn't like that kids were waiting for the bus each morning in the dark, and on October 27, the experiment with year-round daylight saving ended early and standard time returned.

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Sen. Dave Oehlke, R-Devils Lake, sponsored Senate Bill 2167, which would have = required the entire state to be on Central Standard Time, as well as remain on standard time year-round. Some cities like NY would observe it while rural areas around them did not.

Barry University student Kameron Milan said he lived in Arizona, which has year-round standard time, which he liked, but "it doesn't make that much of a difference, it's so minor". "And it was awkward for people living near the state borders". Daylight Saving Time begins today.

The rest of us should set our clocks - the ones not programmed to change themselves - ahead one hour before going to bed Saturday night.

Critics say the safety and productivity benefits in the evening are countered by an increased likelihood of crashes or workplace accidents in the early morning. Sunrise in D.C. would be late as 8:27 a.m.in early January.

Josh Liebman, a South Miami city commissioner and an avid runner, is in favor of daylight saving time. However, from November to March, our mornings would be significantly darker.

The idea of daylight saving was the brainchild of Benjamin Franklin, aka, the "early to be, early to rise" guy, back in 1784. The first and most persistent lobby for daylight saving in this country was the Chamber of Commerce. The study examined energy use in IN, where most counties did not observe daylight saving time until 2006.

State Rep. Rick Tillis (R-Lewisburg) recently watched as the House State Government Subcommittee effectively killed his bill on January 18 that would place the entire state under a permanent Eastern Standard Time. The state now follows the national timetable.

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Section 1. Montana standard time. World War II Britain outdid its allies by adopting "double summer time", setting clocks two hours forward, putting London temporarily in the odd position of being one hour later than Paris, creating what must have been a monumental headache for D-Day planners. "These twins could argue their whole lives over who is the oldest".

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