According to the Congressional Research Service, 11 states have adopted measures authorizing permanent daylight saving time, including Florida, South Carolina and Tennessee. But they cannot make the switch unless Congress authorizes it. Congress has considered but not approved such legislation.
The Georgia House and Senate have taken different approaches to the issue. SB 100 initially would have switched Georgia to year-round standard time as an interim measure — a move that would not require congressional approval. The bill would have switched Georgia to permanent daylight saving time once Congress allowed it.
The House stripped the bill of language moving Georgia to standard time. Now it would authorize permanent daylight saving time once Congress allows it.
The revised measure passed by a vote of 111-48. It now goes back to the Senate with one day left in the legislative session.