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.
    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,
   13  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   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.