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    Re: Florida Senate proposes year-round Daylight Savings Time

    Sorry, I should have included this in the first post.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...ht-saving-time

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    Re: Florida Senate proposes year-round Daylight Savings Time

    Quote Originally Posted by Thoreau72 View Post
    Sorry, what does IIRC mean?

    I'll pull a Scott Pelley here--but the mullet wrapper said it had passed the Senate. Maybe I misread it. Thanks for the input.
    If I Remember Correctly. I seem to recall them talking about this a month ago, but then it died. Maybe someone brought it up again.

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    Re: Florida Senate proposes year-round Daylight Savings Time

    Quote Originally Posted by HowardBThiname View Post
    I'd go for Daylight Saving's Time all year round.

    I love a little more light in the evenings.

    From what I understand, however, they switch back to regular time in the winter to keep kids from walking to school in the dark in the mornings.
    Forget the children. Theyre only 20% of society.

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    Re: Florida Senate proposes year-round Daylight Savings Time

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    Forget the children. Theyre only 20% of society.
    Yep, and their parents hardly ever vote. The simple solution is to seasonally adjust school hours.
    “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
    Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

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    Re: Florida Senate proposes year-round Daylight Savings Time

    I see that the "kids at the bus stop" argument has popped up as it usually does. I don't buy it. My guess is that more people get killed on the road when everyone is half asleep. Clock switching is pointless. If we're really worried about kids in the dark, start school later. A lot of districts are doing that anyway.

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    Re: Florida Senate proposes year-round Daylight Savings Time

    How would Florida even enforce it?
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    The economy will improve under this bill. If a few people die, it will be for the betterament of this country.

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    Re: Florida Senate proposes year-round Daylight Savings Time

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    How would Florida even enforce it?
    No need to. It would be the standard for govt. Businesses and individuals can obviously work on any time they want.

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    Re: Florida Senate proposes year-round Daylight Savings Time

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    If I Remember Correctly. I seem to recall them talking about this a month ago, but then it died. Maybe someone brought it up again.
    Actually, it turns out the bill is on Scott's desk, and the odds are 100% that he will sign it. I called Tallahassee yesterday and finally got the answers.

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    Re: Florida Senate proposes year-round Daylight Savings Time

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    I see that the "kids at the bus stop" argument has popped up as it usually does. I don't buy it. My guess is that more people get killed on the road when everyone is half asleep. Clock switching is pointless. If we're really worried about kids in the dark, start school later. A lot of districts are doing that anyway.
    FYI, in talking to friends and associates yesterday, about 2 years ago just in my county, 2 kids were fatally injured by autos as they were walking to the school bus stop. Call it a statistical anomaly and you would be correct, but it did happen. In the approximate same time frame, another youngster was hit by a car but not killed, in the south end of the county.

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    Re: Florida Senate proposes year-round Daylight Savings Time

    Quote Originally Posted by Thoreau72 View Post
    Actually, it turns out the bill is on Scott's desk, and the odds are 100% that he will sign it. I called Tallahassee yesterday and finally got the answers.
    Well thats cool then. Minor issue, but Im all for it.

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