If local lawmaker, Greg Steube has his way, Daylight Savings Time here in the State of Florida will soon be a thing of the past.
A bill filed in November by Steube, R-Sarasota, would exempt the State of Florida from observing Daylight Savings Time, which would mean that it would be the same time all year round. No more spring ahead and fall behind.
Critics of Daylight Savings Time say that it is unnecessary in a southern state like Florida, where the difference between winter and summer daylight is much less extreme than it is in northern states. The only other states so far that don't observe Daylight Savings Time are Hawaii and Arizona.
Steube says that he has heard from a number of people in his district that "it has a negative impact, especially on school age children".
Personally I would tend to agree with that statement, as it always takes me some time to adjust every time the clock changes in the spring or especially in the fall, when it gets dark earlier. What do you think? And don't forget, whether it's spring or fall, don't forget to give me a call if you're looking to buy or sell a home here in Venice, Florida. You can call or text me at 941-275-2755 or e-mail me at Ryan@RyanRocksRealEstate.com.