Florida Senate - 2018 CS for CS for SB 858 By the Committees on Commerce and Tourism; and Community Affairs; and Senators Steube, Mayfield, and Taddeo 577-03112-18 2018858c2 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to daylight saving time; providing a 3 short title; providing legislative intent regarding 4 the State of Florida and its political subdivisions 5 observing daylight saving time year-round under 6 certain conditions; providing an effective date. 7 8 WHEREAS, the State of Florida is known as the “Sunshine 9 State,” and 10 WHEREAS, as the “Sunshine State,” Florida should be kept 11 sunny year-round, NOW, THEREFORE, 12 13 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 14 15 Section 1. (1) This section may be cited as the “Sunshine 16 Protection Act.” 17 (2) If the United States Congress amends 15 U.S.C. s. 260a 18 to authorize states to observe daylight saving time year-round, 19 it is the intent of the Legislature that daylight saving time 20 shall be the year-round standard time of the entire state and 21 all of its political subdivisions. 22 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2018.