Florida lawmakers vote to keep Daylight Saving Time all year

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We've finally found the issue that unites Democrats, Republicans and Independents. hatred of Daylight Saving Time.

Many people call it daylight savings time. The state Senate passed the "Sunshine Protection Act" yesterday in less than one minute yesterday with only two dissenters, CNN reports.

We all know what that means - December sunsets at 6 p.m., instead of 5 p.m. Kids waiting for school buses in the dark in the morning.

Arizona (except for the Navajo, who do observe daylight saving time on tribal lands), Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands do not observe daylight saving time.

Even though the bill is awaiting the signature of Scott, who's now under intense political pressure over newly passed gun legislation, it's actually the call of Congress on whether Florida can permanently leap forward timewise for good, the Herald noted.

About 70 countries around the world observe daylight saving, but many countries near the equator do not.

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Florida wants to be the first state to enact daylight savings time year-round.

"We're the part of Alabama most affected by this, because we're the closest to Florida", Houston County Commission Chairman Mark Culver said. They stay on standard time throughout the year.

Daylight saving time begins March 11, 2018 at 2:00 A.M.

If Florida lawmakers have their way, the Sunshine State will spring forward and remain there year round. The time change also increases fatigue, stroke rates and depression (especially in the fall.) So, be careful when the clocks change.

Because changing clocks in either direction disrupts our circadian rhythms, evidence of adverse effects on human health has been accumulating for the past decade or so.

The change happens at 2 a.m. Sunday, so you'll "lose" an hour of sleep (unless you sleep in another hour or go to bed an hour early).