Monday, April 2, 2018

The (More) Sunshine State — Update

Following up on this story from January, Gov. Rick Scott signed the “Sunshine Protection Act” into law, moving Florida to permanent Daylight Savings Time, but only if Congress and the Department of Transportation approve it.

If that happens, Florida would join Hawaii and most of Arizona. Both are exempt from the Uniform Time Act of 1966.

Floridians would no longer have to turn the clock back one hour in the fall. It would mean darker mornings and brighter evenings between November and March.


Reactions have been mixed.

Critics say Florida would be out of sync with the rest of the country.

Yeah, like that’s ever stopped us before.