Time in Florida

Proposed shift to Daylight Saving Time year-round (Sunshine Protection Act)

In 2018, the Florida Legislature approved, and the governor signed, the "Sunshine Protection Act" (House Bill 1013),[1] which would permanently move Florida to Daylight Saving Time.[2] A related bill, Senate Bill 858, also proposed unifying the time zones of the Panhandle counties to the rest of the state, moving the ten counties that are within the Central Time Zone to the Eastern Time Zone, but this bill was not passed.[3][4] A change to year-round Daylight Saving Time would require approval from United States Department of Transportation as well as the United States Congress.[5][6]

tz database

The tz database version 2017c contains two time zones for Florida.

CC Coordinates TZ Comments UTC offset UTC offset DST Notes
US +415100-0873900 America/Chicago Central Time −06:00 −05:00
US +404251-0740023 America/New_York Eastern Time −05:00 −04:00

References

  1. "Florida House of Representatives: HB 1013" (PDF). Florida House of Representatives. January 24, 2018. Retrieved January 25, 2018.
  2. Lemongello, Steven. "Florida's year-round daylight saving time law on hold in Congress". OrlandoSentinel.com. Retrieved 2019-03-12.
  3. "Florida Senate - 2018: CS for SB 858" (PDF). Florida Senate. January 24, 2018. Retrieved January 25, 2018.
  4. "Senate Bill 858 (2018) - The Florida Senate". www.flsenate.gov. Retrieved 2019-03-12.
  5. Mary Ellen Klas (January 24, 2018). "Should Florida keep Daylight Saving Time all year? It could happen". Miami Herald. The McClatchy Company. Retrieved January 25, 2018.
  6. Lemongello, Steven. "Florida's year-round daylight saving time law on hold in Congress". OrlandoSentinel.com. Retrieved 2019-03-12.
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