Constitution panel assigns committees, Beruff keeps rules panel close

Constitution Revision Commission met in Miami for a public hearing April 6. Photo: Miami Herald files

Tampa Bay Times by Mary Ellen Klas

July 14, 2017

Constitution Revision Commission chair Carlos Beruff on Friday released the assignments of the committees that will shape the ballot initiatives approved by the powerful board.

He named 10 substantive committees and two procedural committees, Rules and Administration and Style and Drafting. In keeping with his effort to have the governor’s appointees have the most influential control over what makes it onto the November 2018 ballot, Beruff named the two commissioners who drafted the controversial rules adopted last month to chair those potentially powerful procedural committees.

Brecht Heuchan, a Tallahassee political consultant for Gov. Rick Scott, will chair the Style and Drafting Committee. Tim Cerio, a Tallahassee lawyer and former general counsel to the governor, will chair the Rules and Administration Committee.

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