Daylight Saving Time Ends This Weekend

Daylight Saving Time Ends This Weekend

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October 31, 2018 – Daylight saving time will come to an end at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 4. Although most smartphones, computers and other technological devices will change by themselves, you should change the times on your alarm clocks, ovens, coffee maker, etc. before going to bed Saturday night.

Many people are wondering what happened to the law passed in Florida in the last state legislative session that would keep the Sunshine State in daylight saving time all year long. Although the state of Florida signed off on it, the change requires approval from the federal government. Senator Marco Rubio put forth two bills; one would allow Florida to stay on daylight saving time, the other would keep the entire United States on daylight saving time year-round. So far, neither bill has been voted on in committees, let alone by the full Senate. Until the federal government decides, the state will continue to change clocks twice a year.

The good news is we gain an hour of sleep Sunday night. Daylight saving time fans will have to wait until Sunday, March 10, 2019, to get that extra hour of sun.