Georgia, Florida residents react to Florida bill for year-round Daylight Saving Time

  • Georgia, Florida residents react to Florida bill for year-round Daylight Saving Time

Georgia, Florida residents react to Florida bill for year-round Daylight Saving Time

Keep in mind to spring forward by setting your clocks ahead one hour.

However, if you have insomnia or have had trouble falling asleep before daylight saving time, this may not be the best option.

In 1966, President Lyndon Johnson signed an act into law whereby Daylight Saving Time begins on the last Sunday of April and ends on the last Sunday of October each year.

According to a 2008 Department of Energy study, kicking the clocks up an hour reduced the national energy consumption on average by less than one percent.

The state of Hawaii does not observe Daylight Saving Time, so residents of that area should be aware in case their clocks set themselves forward automatically. They stay on standard time throughout the year. However, any State can opt out of Daylight Saving Time by passing a State law.

Other people, however, don't like the idea of trying to trick our bodies and our daily routines by adjusting the clocks. "If they can figure it out, we can", Brande said.

People in the tourism industry also complained that as the days got darker in standard time.

Hawaii and most of Arizona now don't participate in switching from standard time to daylight-saving time and back. It was first approved by the English Parliament as British Summer Time (BST), and Americans later adopted their own version, which is now known as DST. "How many times have you gotten home from work in the winter time and you'd like to throw the football, dip a line in, or go out to dinner with your spouse?"