[tz] AP & WFLA-TV: Florida House OKs bill asking to skip Daylight Saving Time

Paul Eggert eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Sat Feb 17 21:51:19 UTC 2018

Steve Jones wrote:
> if I understand this, the portion of the panhandle currently in the
> Central time zone would be permanently on CDT (=EST), while the remainder
> of the state would be on permanent EDT (=AST)?

Yes, that's the current proposal. If we followed past procedure, we'd use EST 
and AST for the two new regions' time zone abbreviations, which would be 
consistent with what the Massachusetts and other legislatures are proposing.

This might lead to further confusion if some Floridians call the new time zones 
"EST" and "AST" while others call them "CDT" and "EDT" (the latter presumably 
would want tm_isdst nonzero all year, something POSIX doesn't support). I 
suppose we could just use "-05" and "-04" to avoid taking sides. But my 
preference would be to follow past procedure.

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