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

Bryan Smith b.j.smith at ieee.org
Thu Feb 22 18:54:17 UTC 2018

It's important to understand the diverse culture and related impacts in

I.e., it very much has a lot to do with synchronizing with the Caribbean,
including for business reasons (especially given travel from/to, services
shared between, etc... ).

It also has to do with the realities of the sun in Florida, much like many
New England states are looking at as well (like MA). .

Most Floridians, especially business leaders (among other communities),
have been talking about this for years.

- bjs

**P. S.  Despite demonizations in the US media (that may be replicated
internationally), Florida's legislative leadership is very much in-tune
with the makeup and views of their constituents on these matters. I won't
go into the reasons why that's often at odds with representation in the

On Saturday, February 17, 2018, Brian Inglis <
Brian.Inglis at systematicsw.ab.ca> wrote:

> On 2018-02-17 14:22, John M. Harris, Jr. wrote:
> > On February 17, 2018 4:15:47 PM EST, Steve Jones wrote:>> On Thu, Feb
> 15, 2018 at 7:09 AM, Frank Vance wrote:>>
> http://wfla.com/2018/02/14/florida-house-oks-bill-asking-
> to-skip-daylight-saving-time/
> >> “The [Florida] House voted 103-11 to approve the bill to ask Congress to
> >> let Florida remain in Daylight Saving Time all year, meaning while the
> rest
> >> of the Eastern United States sets their clocks back in the fall, Florida
> >> wouldn’t.”
> > So, 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)?> That essentially adds a
> brand new border all the way around the state of
> > Florida, which would involve being an hour out of sync with every foreign
> > neighbor (e.g. the Bahamas & Cuba, as well as with every US State and
> > Canadian Province in the Central and Eastern time zones. So during
> standard
> > time, if traveling from Miami to Nassau, you'd actually go BACK an
> hour.> This sounds certain to cause great confusion, not to mention the
> disruption
> > of commerce. I wonder what the odds are that the US Feds will approve it.
> > I would question disruption to commerce, but it would definitely cause
> > confusion.
> Given AZ, HI, PR, VI have no DST, PR and VI are on AST, the DoC may not be
> able to block it if the state wants it, it may encourage the few other
> Caribbean nations who still use it to drop it, and some to switch to AST.
> --
> Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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