Rubio Puts Forth Bill To Officially Kill Off Daylight Savings Time

Year-round daylight savings time? President Donald Trump is on board with Rubio’s idea.

Congressman Vern Buchanan (R-FL) and Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced legislation that would end the November clock change from daylight saving time. The new bill, called the Sunshine Protection Act of 2019, also follows similar legislation enacted by the state of Florida.

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Congressman Vern Buchanan (R-FL) and Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced the Sunshine Protection Act this week. The legislation would make Daylight Saving Time permanent across the country. This is the second time that Buchanan and Rubio have introduced the measure.

Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) and Congressman Greg Steube (R-FL) have also signed onto the bill. The Florida legislature passed year-round DST in 2018, however, that legislation requires a change in the federal statutes.

“Last year, Florida lawmakers were the first in the nation to vote to make Daylight Saving Time permanent in our home state,” Buchanan said. “We should follow their lead at the national level to allow them to move forward with this change and ensure that Florida and the rest of the nation are on the same page year-round.”

The legislation would apply to those states who currently participate in DST, which most states observe for eight months out of the year. Standard Time, from November to March, is only observed for four months out of the year. The bill would simply negate the need for Americans to change their clocks twice a year. Many studies have shown that making DST permanent could benefit the economy and the country.

“Studies have shown many benefits of a year-round Daylight Saving Time, which is why Florida’s legislature overwhelmingly voted to make it permanent last year,” said Rubio. “Reflecting the will of the State of Florida, I’m proud to reintroduce this bill to also make Daylight Saving Time permanent nationally.” More

Playing games with time twice every year never really made sense. I was always told that we started doing this nonsense because the farmers didn’t have lights on their farm equipment.

But farmers start their day at sunrise and end their day at sunset, so it really doesn’t matter what time it says on the clock.

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