Sens. Rubio, Scott push to keep daylight saving time
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida’s U.S. senators are making a new push for year-round daylight-saving time, this time tied to the coronavirus pandemic. Two years after backing a state legislative effort to put Florida on year-round daylight-saving time, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and U.S. Sen. Rick Scott introduced a bill to skip the change to standard time this fall across the country. To try to move the new proposal forward, Rubio plans to use a procedure that would skip the Senate Commerce Committee and place the measure on the Senate Calendar. The idea of year-round daylight saving time has been promoted as a way to help Florida’s tourism industry, as people would be able to stay out later with the additional sunlight. Daylight saving time this year ends Nov. 1 and restarts March 14, 2021.