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New bill would make day after Halloween a school holiday in Florida

Florida students would get to spend November 1st nursing their sugar hangovers.
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Kacy Crain poses with her bag filled with Halloween candy collected at various stores at the Lincoln Road shopping complex, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, in Miami Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla — Every parent knows the struggle is real.

Kids get all hopped up on candy on Halloween, and getting them up for school the next day becomes an unbearable battle of wills.

One Florida state senator wants to change that.

Sen. Annette Taddeo from Miami-Dade County filed a bill to make November 1 an official school holiday.

If the bill passes the legislature and is signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis, it would take effect on July 1, and all school districts in the state would be forced to adjust their calendars.

This year, however, Nov. 1 falls on a Saturday.

According to the bill, if the day after Halloween falls on a Saturday or Sunday, then school would resume the following Monday as usual.

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IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR WASHINGTON PRIME GROUP - At the Mall at Johnson City Boo 'N' Brew, Dani DesOrmeaux, age 18 months with Olivia Caruthers, age 6 and their dog, Lady, an English Mastiff of Bulls Gap, Tennessee, were all dressed up for Halloween on Saturday, October 27, 2018 in Johnson City, Tennessee. Olivia won first place for her age group in the costume contest. (Kathy Kmonicek/AP Images for Washington Prime Group)

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