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S. 2537: Sunshine Protection Act of 2018

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About the bill

Every year we set our clocks forward for eight months, then back for four months, then forward again for eight months, then back for four months. What if we just stayed on the same time all year round?

Context and what the bill does

The legislature in Florida, the third-most populous state, recently approved a bill to make Daylight Saving Time permanent — by overwhelming bipartisan majorities of 103–11 in the state House and 33–2 in the state Senate.

The state’s U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced ...

Sponsor and status

Marco Rubio

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Florida. Republican.

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Last Updated: Mar 12, 2018
Length: 4 pages

Mar 12, 2018


Introduced on Mar 12, 2018

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on March 12, 2018. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.


3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Mar 12, 2018

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

If this bill has further action, the following steps may occur next:
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Passed Senate

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Signed by the President

S. 2537 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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