How to Submit Your Idea for a Constitutional Amendment

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

TC Palm Guest Column by Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch, Commissioner, Constitution Revision Commission

August 28, 2017

The Florida constitution belongs to the people of Florida and is the foundational document of our state government. In that same spirit, I am issuing an open invitation to all interested Floridians to get involved in the Constitution Revision Commission.

Don’t be afraid! The commission is for you, the public.

Although the words “Constitution Revision Commission” might sound intimidating, the process is not. Getting involved is easy, and you have many options to share your comments, ideas and proposals with the commission.

As commissioners, our job is to examine the Florida constitution and propose changes for voter consideration on Florida’s 2018 general election ballot. During this process, we consider proposed constitutional changes submitted by Floridians.

The commission is considering Sept. 22 as the deadline to submit public proposals. Many have already been submitted. We encourage all interested Floridians to submit their proposals as soon as possible!

The commission wants to hear about issues that matter most to Floridians, and there are steps you can take to ensure you submit a compelling proposal that best articulates your position. When creating a proposed change or idea for the Florida constitution, I suggest you conduct personal research and follow these six steps [READ MORE]


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