constitution revision commission

Constitution Revision Commission to learn about the issues important to Florida families

Commission Chairman Carlos Beruff announced on Wednesday the first four scheduled stops on the statewide “Floridians Speak, We Listen” tour being hosted by the 2017-2018 Florida Constitution Revision Commission (CRC).

Here are the first four stops on the Commission’s tour:

  • University of Central Florida (UCF) in Orange County on Wednesday, March 29 from 5-8 p.m.
  • Florida International University (FIU) in Miami-Dade County on Thursday, April 6 from 5-8 p.m.
  • Florida Atlantic University (FAU) in Palm Beach County on Friday, April 7 from 9 a.m.-noon
  • University of West Florida (UWF) in Escambia County on Wednesday, April 12 from 4-7 p.m. (central time)

In his announcement Beruff, said, “When Governor Rick Scott appointed me as Chair of this Commission, my first order of business was to ensure Floridians are actively involved in this historic and important process. I am proud to announce our ‘Floridians Speak, We Listen’ tour, where we will get input from Florida families on the issues that matter to them. This historic process gives Florida voters an opportunity to change the framework of our government and I encourage all interested Floridians to attend a public hearing and make their voices heard.”

Additional tour stops are expected to be announced soon.

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 Florida Constitution Revision 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. For additional information, visit FLCRC.GOV. The Commission can be followed on Twitter @FloridaCRC.

Use this link to view and download a Citizen’s Guide to the Constitution Revision Commission.


 

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