In a vote that took less than a minute, with a vote of 33-2, the senate has passed the Sunshine Protection Act and it is now being sent to Governor Rick Scott. If Scott signs it, Congress will have to amend current existing federal law to allow the change.
Right now the only 2 states that don’t observe Daylight Saving are Arizona, and Hawaii. The bill will also make it so all of Florida will be in one time zone, rather than having Northwest Florida be in central time. If passed, come winter while the rest of the east coat set their clocks back one hour, Florida will keep the time the same for more sunshine in the evening.
Watching the ball drop on New Years Eve would happen at 1 a.m local time, but it’s alright because in Florida it’s always Sunny!