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Florida Lawmakers Decide to Permanently Spring Forward

By Michaela Anderson, Co Editor-in-Chief

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As Daylight Saving looms on the horizon, lawmakers in Florida have approved a bill to keep Daylight Saving Time going throughout the year.

It took the state Senate less than a minute to pass the “Sunshine Protection Act.”

After being passed, the bill will go to the desk of Gov. Rick Scott. If the governor approves, this change will take an act of Congress.

But if it is, in fact, approved, Floridians will set their clocks ahead one hour this Sunday and won’t have to change it ever again. The state of Florida will then join Hawaii and most of Arizona.

This weekend, make sure to set your clocks ahead as a 2008 US Department of Energy study reports that daylight saving time could reduce your annual energy use by about 0.03%.

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