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Daylight saving time starts this weekend

Daylight saving time starts this weekend”

Daylight Saving Time starts at 2 am local time Sunday morning which means pushing clocks ahead one hour. But, for many people, the extra hour of daylight that will come Sunday with Daylight Saving Time (DST) will be energizing.

I will be in a stupor, for the most part, until November, when I must set my clocks back one hour - at which time I will officially resume my perpetual confusion about what the heck time it is.

That means the next week or so will be rough: It'll be hard to wake up, and there'll be an increase in heart attacks and auto crashes.

If Florida decides to stop changing clocks, it would prevent the most curious conflict Prerau encountered when he was a consultant on time change for the USA and United Kingdom governments: The inheritance rights of twins.

Daylight Saving Time is now not observed in Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and most of Arizona.

On the plus side, many of us will now enjoy a daylight evening commute, instead of exiting our workplaces into what has, for months, felt like the middle of the night. Whatever light-bill savings DST might have been produced in the 1970s have been swamped by commuters turning down their thermostats an hour earlier at the end of hot summer days.

Those who really feel the pain of the spring-forward clock change could also follow the lead of Florida residents, who are pushing to move clocks forward this Sunday and then never switch them back. Educators lament the fact that daylight saving time means kids are waiting at bus stops or walking to school in the dark.

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- The Times Square New Year's Eve ball drop would be at 1 a.m. Florida time.

If approved by the Legislature and signed into law, Chu's AB 807 would place a measure on a future statewide ballot to repeal the state's Daylight Saving Time Act and allow lawmakers to pass a new law enacting Daylight Saving Time year round.

The shift moves one hour of daylight to the evening from the morning.

Adopting Daylight Saving Time year-round would put Florida an hour ahead of states in the same time zone that set the clocks back from November until March.

However, since no politician has made prolonging daylight-saving time a campaign issue, it appears the switching will continue. If that wasn't bad enough, here are four OTHER ways it might affect you.

"If that happens it would be a no-brainer to say this is what the states are asking for so let's give them the option", Yates said. This pushes your body clock later and can make it more hard to fall asleep and wake up the next day. At one point the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul were on dueling time standards, which helped spur the federal government to enact the uniform schedule 52 years ago.

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