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S. 2537 (115th): 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 the Sunshine Protection Act later that same week, which would make Daylight Saving Time permanent throughout the country.

The bill is labelled S. 2537 in the Senate.

A bit about Daylight Saving Time

The U.S. implemented the practice, which sets clocks back …

Sponsor and status

Marco Rubio

Sponsor. Senator for Florida. Republican.

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Last Updated: Mar 12, 2018
Length: 4 pages
Mar 12, 2018
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 12, 2018, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).



Mar 12, 2018

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

S. 2537 (115th) was 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 2537. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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