Constitution Revision Commission

FAF & Partner Coalition Letter to CRC RE: Rules Violations – 12/08/2017

FAF Letter to CRC RE: Rules Violations – 12/07/2017

POLITICO Florida Playbook: Too Many Amendments for Voters

‘Privacy’ amendment to Florida Constitution is bad idea | Thumb down (TC Palm)

Constitution panel explains the process – Carlos Beruff letter to the editor (Orlando Sentinel)

Constitution Panel Shortchanged Public on Amendment Ideas (Orlando Sentinel)

Commission is Listening – Carlos Beruff letter to the editor (Daytona Beach News Journal)

Brevard County Clerk of the Court Scott Ellis Sends CRC Letter Echoing FAF’s Sentiments on “Privacy” Proposal

Open government watchdog barks at privacy measure (Florida Politics)

Panel should leave privacy right as is (Herald-Tribune)

FAF Letter to Declaration of Rights Committee Chair Lisa Carlton October 30, 2017 

Don’t be stingy with public ideas (Daytona Beach News Journal)

Commission Listens to Citizens – Carlos Beruff letter to the editor (Tampa Bay Times)

Media Advisory: CRC Meeting Schedule Week of October 30-November 3

Constitution Revision Commission is ready to eliminate our right to privacy – Howard L. Simon (Miami Herald Guest Column)

Proposal would assure governor’s power to name justices (Florida Politics)

Voting-rights effort finds a new venue in constitution commission (Florida Times-Union)

CRC gives public ideas short shrift (Ocala Star Banner)

Constitution commission devolves into farce (Tampa Bay Times)

CRC’s filter kept out worthy ideas (Panama City News Herald)

Constitution Revision Commission might take away Floridians’ privacy – Howard L. Simon (Orlando Sentinel Guest Column)

Help chart your constitution’s future (Panama City News Herald, Letter to the Editor)

Be Cautious When Revising Florida’s Constitution – Michael J. Higer, President of the FL Bar (Tallahassee Democrat)

Constitution Revision Commission Ignores the Public (Tampa Bay Times)

Panel says no to most of public’s ideas for revising Florida Constitution (Miami Herald)

Critics slam Florida constitution panel for few public proposals (Orlando Sentinel, by The News Service of Florida)

Confusion over open meetings creates unrest on constitution panel (Miami Herald)

Florida Bar aims to engage Floridians in constitutional review (Florida Politics)

Letter to CRC RE: CRC’s Consideration of Public Proposals

Oct. 17, 2017: The Constitution Revision Commission just completed its 22-minute meeting to put forth public proposals from more than 2,200 submittals. To say their consideration was anything less than a flagrant dismissal of the voice of Floridians would be too kind.

Please read our letter signed with partner organizations expressing our grave concern. And be assured the First Amendment Foundation will continue to closely monitor and make recommendations as this Commission’s process moves forward.

Media Advisory: CRC Commissioners Continue Sponsorship of Public Proposals and Ideas Regarding the Florida Constitution

Closing Florida’s write-in loophole is right thing to do – CRC Commissioner Sherry Plymale (TC Palm)

What Would You Add to the Florida Constitution? – CRC Chairman Carlos Beruff (Orlando Sentinel)

Media Advisory: CRC Commissioners Sponsor Public Proposals and Ideas Regarding the Florida Constitution

Media Advisory: CRC Meeting Schedule Week of October 2-6

Coalition Wants More Constitution Revision Commission Hearings (New Service of Florida’s Truth or DARA Blog)

Media Advisory: CRC Unveils New Citizen Guide and “Get Involved” Webpage

Media Advisory: CRC Committee Extends Recommended Public Proposal Deadline to October 6

Media Advisory: CRC Meeting Schedule Week of September 25-29

Media Advisory: CRC Chairman Carlos Beruff Cancels Committee Week of September 18-19

Media Advisory: CRC Cancels Rules and Administration Committee Meeting

Media Advisory: INFOGRAPHIC How a CRC Proposal Becomes Law: A Roadmap to Revising Florida’s Constitution

How to Submit Your Idea for a Constitutional Amendment (TCPalm, CRC Commissioner Thurlow-Lippisch)

Media Advisory: CRC INFOGRAPHIC: How to Submit a Proposed Constitutional Amendment Through FLCRC.GOV

Now’s Your Chance to Reshape Florida’s Constitution (Pensacola News Journal)

Florida FAF Letter to CRC Chairman Beruff & Commissioners RE: CRC Rules

Media Advisory: Constitution Revision Commission Adopts Rules

The First Amendment Foundation Calls on the CRC to Adopt Higher Sunshine Standard for its Meetings – PRESS RELEASE

Constitution Commission Plans June 6 Meeting for Big Vote on Rules (Miami Herald)

Media Advisory: CRC Encourages Attendance at Public Meeting

Media Advisory: CRC Announces Meeting of Rules Working Group

ICYMI: 100 Floridians Attend CRC Public Hearing in Panama City

ICYMI: 500 Floridians Attend CRC Public Hearings in Gainesville and Jacksonville

Media Advisory: 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)

Media Advisory: 500 Floridians Attend CRC Public Hearings in South Florida

Media Advisory: 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

CRC Rules


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)

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