For Immediate Release: May 4, 2017
Contact: Meredith Beatrice, Meredith.Beatrice@flcrc.gov, (850) 508- 5204
PANAMA CITY, Fla. – Approximately 100 Floridians attended a public hearing held by the Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) on May 3 in Panama City at Gulf Coast State College (GCSC) as part of its, “Floridians Speak, We Listen” statewide tour. At GCSC, more than 50 individual Floridians requested to speak before the CRC. All Floridians who attended the public hearing and wanted to speak were given an opportunity to be heard.
To watch the public hearing held in Panama City, visit the Florida Channel’s website which has a page dedicated to all CRC public hearings and meetings. A complete transcript of the public hearing and appearance forms will be available online at flcrc.gov as soon as possible. The next public hearing held by the CRC will be on Wednesday, May 10, at Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) in Fort Myers beginning at 5:00 PM ET. Visit flcrc.gov/Meetings/PublicHearings for the schedule of confirmed public hearings and full event details.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA CONSTITUTION REVISION COMMISSION (CRC)
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 Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) 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 CRC would be placed on the 2018 General Election ballot. For additional information, visit flcrc.gov. Follow the CRC on Twitter (@FloridaCRC) and Instagram (@FloridaCRC). Like the CRC on Facebook (@FloridaCRC).