Florida Senate - 2018                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 858
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Community Affairs (Steube) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete everything after the enacting clause
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 1. (1)This section may be cited as the “Sunshine
    6  Protection Act.”
    7         (2)If the United States Congress amends 15 U.S.C. s. 260a
    8  to authorize states to observe daylight saving time year-round,
    9  it is the intent of the Legislature that daylight saving time
   10  shall be the year-round standard time of the entire state and
   11  all of its political subdivisions.
   12         Section 2. As soon as practicable after this act becomes a
   13  law, the Legislature of the State of Florida shall submit a
   14  request to the Secretary of the United States Department of
   15  Transportation to initiate rulemaking to redesignate those
   16  portions of Florida that currently lie within the Central Time
   17  Zone to the Eastern Time Zone. The request must include a formal
   18  certification, contact information, and any supporting
   19  documentation demonstrating that moving the entire state of
   20  Florida into one time zone would serve the convenience of
   21  commerce.
   22         Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2018.
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   25  And the title is amended as follows:
   26         Delete everything before the enacting clause
   27  and insert:
   28                        A bill to be entitled                      
   29         An act relating to time observances; providing a short
   30         title; providing legislative intent regarding the
   31         State of Florida and its political subdivisions
   32         observing daylight saving time year-round under
   33         certain conditions; directing the Legislature to
   34         submit a request to the Secretary of the United States
   35         Department of Transportation to redesignate portions
   36         of the state in the Central Time Zone into the Eastern
   37         Time Zone; specifying requirements for the request;
   38         providing an effective date.
   40         WHEREAS, the State of Florida is known as the “Sunshine
   41  State,” and
   42         WHEREAS, as the “Sunshine State,” Florida should be kept
   43  sunny year-round, NOW, THEREFORE,