Also, for nearly half the school year thousands more children would go to school in the dark.
Sunlight can help regulate your internal clock. The extra hour might create more post-work shopping and tourists might stay later at theme parks and beaches.
So, why don't we just scrap the whole thing?
At one point, Rep. Bud Hulsey (R-Kingsport) said he objected to the legislation because the change would limit the hours he could ride his motorcycle before the sun sets. Florida U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio said Friday he would introduce a bill next week allowing the change.
This is where it's useful to look at sunrise and sunset times over the course of a year if we ended DST. The Panhandle is on Central time, so during the winter Pensacola and its neighbours would be on Eastern time. From December into February, the sun wouldn't rise until about 8am in Miami, 8.20pm in Tampa and Jacksonville and 8.30pm in Tallahassee. Still, even if governor Rick Scott signs the bill, the state alone does not have the authority to put Florida on its own time. It generally takes a few days for us to adapt to the time change in a way that allows us to fall asleep at our typical time.
There are advocacy groups who spend their time and money lobbying for and against changing clocks twice a year. Sunset happened before 8pm and people turned on lights. This pushes your body clock later and can make it more hard to fall asleep and wake up the next day.
Then, in 1916, Germany suddenly adopted the British idea in hopes of conserving energy for its war effort. Instead, relying on the same overly optimistic math that led the original proponents of daylight saving to predict vast energy savings, crisper farm products harvested before the morning dew dried and lessened eye strain for industrial workers, Florida legislators are lauding the benefits of putting "more sunshine in our lives".
"I play basketball after work". Premier John Horgan said he was surprised about how many people in B.C. contacted him about eliminating the time change.
These studies are only the tip of the iceberg, with adverse outcome of the time change ranging from student test scores to stock market returns. Many Hoosiers will set their clocks ahead an hour this weekend for daylight saving time. We are no longer slaves to the official time, so why change it?
State Rep. Rick Tillis (R-Lewisburg) recently watched as the House State Government Subcommittee effectively killed his bill on January 18 that would place the entire state under a permanent Eastern Standard Time.
The modern version of daylight saving time was used to conserve coal in a time of war, which calls into question just what its objective still is.
The American public has had a love-hate relationship with daylight saving time since it first became law in 1918.
And they should be checked at least twice a year, with the beginning and ending of daylight saving acting as a good reminder of the task. That got the idea shelved until the unlikely event NY hops onboard. Thankfully, a few years ago, the date was moved so that standard time is a little shorter than it used to be.