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Daylight savings bill in Senate Rules Committee

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Posted at 5:59 AM, Mar 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-01 05:59:19-05

On Thursday, March 1, the Florida Senate Rules Committee will be talking about a daylight saving time bill.

The bill has already passed in the house, and would ask the United States Congress to let Florida remain in daylight saving time all year.
The Senate version of this bill also asks congress to move the entire state into the Eastern Time Zone. Right now, Northwest Florida is in the Central Time Zone.

Republican Rep. Heather Fitzenhagen says the bill would help tourism and give families more daylight time together after work. She said, "We are the Sunshine State, so we want to have more sunshine."

If the bill passes, Congress would need to amend existing federal law to allow the change.