PLANTATION, Fla. — Florida and most of the nation will spring ahead Sunday, moving clocks up one hour to observe daylight saving time – but if Sunshine State legislators get their way, Floridians won’t be falling back.

By overwhelming, bipartisan majorities, the normally fractious Florida Senate and House this week adopted a bill that would make their state the first to adopt year-round daylight saving time. That would mean later sunrises and sunsets from November to March, peak tourist season for many beach cities.

If Gov. Rick Scott signs it, the plan would still need congressional approval. That likely means it wouldn’t happen until 2019 at the earliest, if ever.

Sen. Greg Steube, the lead sponsor, said Floridians are tired of going “back and forth” and changing their clocks, internal and external, twice a year.

The Sarasota Republican also says the “Sunshine Protection Act” could boost the economy as winter sunsets would be about 6:30 p.m., not 5:30. That might create more post-work shopping and tourists might stay later at theme parks and beaches.

“It just seems silly to me that as a country we are bumping back and forth because the reason is completely irrelevant,” said Steube, who recently announced he will run for Congress. He promised to sponsor federal legislation carrying out the change if elected.

But adopting year-round daylight time would mean some downsides for Florida, too. From early November until early March, when it’s noon in Eastern places like Atlanta, Washington, New York, Boston and Moose River, Maine, it would be 1 p.m. in most of Florida, possibly causing confusion. The Panhandle is on Central time, so during the winter Pensacola and its neighbors would be on Eastern time.