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Bill moves forward in FL Senate to make daylight saving time permanent

Posted at 7:44 AM, Jan 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-26 10:08:36-05

Two bills called the "Sunshine Protection Act" could make daylight saving time the standard year-round. 

The "Sunshine Protection Act" has already made it through its first hurdle in the Senate. It passed its first committee with unanimous support. 

In addition to not having to spring-forward or fall-back each year, the bill would also move a portion of the Panhandle from Central time to Eastern time. That move would put the entire state in the same time zone. 

Even if the bill passes in both the senate and house, more is still needed to make it law. 

If it gets the full support of the state legislature, both the U.S. Department of Transportation and Congress would have to act in order for it to become law.