Daylight Saving Time Is Sunday & Florida Clocks May Stay There Permanently

Vintage Blue Alarm Clock. Daylight saving time symbol.

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Might Sunday's time change be the last one?

Florida's U.S. senators have for years been trying to make that so and Senator Marco Rubio filed his "Sunshine Protection Act" again last week.

His chamber in Washington gave it unanimous approval by a "voice vote" last year, but it never went up for a vote in the U.S. House.

Rubio's counterpart, Senator Rick Scott, has been promoting it.

"I'm optimistic that we'll get a vote through the House and the Senate this year and Biden will sign it. So, we're going to keep fighting hard to make sure this happens. It's pretty basic, follow what the citizens want."

The Republican says that if you asked Americans if they would like more sunshine when their kids get out of school and they get out of work, a majority would approve.

When he was governor, Scott signed into state law the bill that makes the move possible in Florida. But it takes an Act of Congress.

Opponents of the bill say year round Daylight Saving Time would mean children are walking to school in the dark for more months.

Supporters cite studies that show an annual loss for Florida's economy in the billions and an increase in traffic crashes and a rise in strokes and heart attacks in the two days after entering Daylight Saving Time.

In the meantime, don't forget to "spring forward" on Saturday night. Set those clocks ahead by one hour as Daylight Saving Time starts, maybe for the final time, at 2 a.m. Sunday morning.

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