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Florida lawmaker files bill to get rid of daylight saving time

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Posted at 4:56 PM, Nov 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-29 16:56:55-05

Republican Senator Greg Steube filed a bill that would exempt the state of Florida from daylight saving time, and keep the state on standard time.

The bill proposes this change should take effect January 1, 2019.

Senator Steube has represented the 23rd district, which includes Sarasota County and western Charlotte County, since 2016.

He filed the bill on November 13th, and on Wednesday, it was referred to Community Affairs, Commerce and Tourism, and the Rules Committee.

If Florida exempts daylight saving time, it would be joining Arizona and Hawaii, and the overseas territories of American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the United States Virgin Islands.