ICYMI: 500 Floridians Attend CRC Public Hearings in Gainesville and Jacksonville
Chairman Carlos Beruff Announces Updates to the CRC Website
Slim Crowd Pitches Constitution Ideas (The News Service of Florida)
Constitution Revision Commission Chairman Outlines Rule-Making Plans (Florida Politics)
How Three Dozen People Could Help or Hurt the State (Sun Sentinel)
Hundreds of Concerns Automatically Signed Up to Lobby Constitution Review Board (Florida Politics)
Gradebook Podcast: Collier County School Board Member Erika Donalds on Revising Florida’s Constitution (Tampa Bay Times)
Constitution Rewrite Hearing Comes to FAMU (Tallahassee Democrat)
500 Floridians Attend CRC Public Hearings in South Florida
April 12 Public Hearing Re-Located to FAMU in Tallahassee
Media Advisory: Chairman Beruff Announces Updates to Public Hearing Schedule in South Florida
Media Advisory: Chairman Beruff Announces Public Hearing at UCF in Orlando March 29
FAF Response to Proposed Rule
Once every twenty years, Florida’s Constitution provides for the creation of a thirty-seven member revision commission for the purpose of reviewing Florida’s Constitution and proposing changes for voter consideration. The Commission is composed of the Attorney General, fifteen appointees from the Governor, nine appointees from the Florida Senate President, nine appointees from the Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives, and three appointees from the Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court. Once the members are appointed, they meet at the call of the Chair to begin their work.
The Commission meets for approximately one year, traveling the State of Florida, identifying issues, performing research, and possibly recommending changes to the Constitution. Any amendments proposed by the Commission would be placed on the 2018 General Election ballot. Any amendments placed on the ballot by the Commission would have to secure 60 percent approval by voters to be added to the Constitution.
The last comprehensive review of Florida’s Constitution occurred in 1997-1998.
Visit the Florida Constitution Review Commission’s website.
March 20, 2017 CRC Organization Meeting Notice (pdf)
March 20, 2017 CRC Organization Meeting Packet (pdf)