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Time To Set Your Clocks Ahead On Sunday

Daylight savings time officially begins this Sunday, at 2:00 a.m., all clocks must be turned one hour ahead to 3:00 a.m. local daylight time.

South Florida residents can expect the sun to set at around 7:30 p.m., meaning there will be twilight light up until roughly 7:50 - 8:00 p.m.

So, the start of spring and summer is officially here, and the sun will rise at 7:30 a.m., the extra hour of darkness in the morning means summer is almost here.

Expect late sunsets throughout daylight savings time.

The debate over the pros and cons of springing forward or falling back continue still today.

Fifteen states have enacted legislation to make daylight saving time or standard time year-round, ending the practice of changing our clocks twice a year.

The 15 states are California, Florida, Delaware, Louisiana, Maine, Oregon, Idaho, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Washington, Arkansas, Georgia, Ohio and Wyoming.

The ultimate block is the federal 1966 Uniform Time Act, which says states either have to change the clocks to daylight saving time at a specified time and day or stick with standard time throughout the year.

Georgia is one state seeking to enact standard time year-round, and Sen. Marco Rubio, has been in favor of year-round daylight saving time for several years.

Two bills have been introduced in Congress that call for daylight saving time to become permanent, both have stalled in the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Proponents of year-round standard time say it balances morning and evening daylight, which makes sleeping easier. Worldwide, more than 70 countries observe daylight saving time. It's known as summer time in some countries, including the United Kingdom and in Europe.

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