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Florida lawmaker wants to get rid of daylight saving time

According to Mother Nature Network, there is a ton of data that points to negative effects on our bodies from the time change resulting from daylight saving time. With our clocks springing forward this weekend, take a look at some of the potential drawbacks.
According to Mother Nature Network, there is a ton of data that points to negative effects on our bodies from the time change resulting from daylight saving time. With our clocks springing forward this weekend, take a look at some of the potential drawbacks. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Sick of daylight saving time? You may be in luck.

A Florida lawmaker has filed legislation calling for the state to get rid of daylight saving time in favor of following standard time year round.

The nameless, one-page bill was filed Nov. 13 by State Sen. Greg Steube, a Republican who represents the Sarasota area.

Should the bill clear the Legislature and receive Gov. Rick Scott's signature, it would take effect Jan. 1, 2019.

If the measure succeeds, Florida would join Arizona and Hawaii, which are currently the only two states that do not follow daylight saving time.

To learn more, view the bill in its entirety.

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