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Senator files bill to get rid of daylight saving time in Florida for good

Posted: 10:42 AM, Nov 30, 2017
Updated: 2017-11-30 21:28:26Z

A Sarasota senator has filed a bill that would eliminate daylight saving time in the state of Florida.

State Bill 858, filed by Senator Greg Steube hopes to exempt the state of Florida from the observance of daylight saving time. 

The bill states:

“This state exempts itself and all of its political subdivisions from the observance of daylight saving time, between 2 a.m. on the second Sunday in March and 2 a.m. on the first Sunday in November of each calendar year, and the entire state and all of its political subdivisions shall observe the standard time that is otherwise applicable during that period.”

The bill was filed on November 3. If it is passed and signed by the governor, the bill would go into effect on January 1, 2019.

Mary Stringini is a digital reporter for ABC Action News. Follow her on Twitter  @MaryWFTS.