In 1968, Florida became the only state that allows for its state constitution to be revisited and changed through a regularly scheduled commission called the Constitution Revision Commission (CRC). The CRC, which meets every 20 years, is a group of 37 commissioners who examine the relevance and applicability of Florida’s Constitution to current and future needs.
Article XI, Section 2 of the Florida Constitution outlines the creation of the CRC: Within 30 days of the convening of the 2017 Regular Legislative Session (March 7, 2017), the Constitution Revision Commission shall be established. It shall be composed of the Attorney General, 15 members selected by the Governor, 9 members selected by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, 9 members selected by the President of the Senate, and 3 members selected by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. The Governor designates the chair.
Each Constitution Revision Commission shall convene at the call of the chair, adopt its own rules of procedure, examine the constitution, hold public hearings, and file its proposals, if any, with the Secretary of State.
See the 2017-18 Citizens’ Guide to the Constitution Revision Commission for a broad overview.
Main CRC website: http://flcrc.gov/
CRC Unveils New Citizen Guide and “Get Involved” Webpage
The Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) unveiled a new Citizen Guide to help educate Floridians about the CRC process. The Citizen Guide is available on the CRC’s recently launched “Get Involved” webpage which shares infographics, handouts and additional resources to encourage public participation in the CRC process.
CRC Chairman Carlos Beruff, said, “Our new Citizen Guide provides key information about the CRC process and is available on the CRC’s “Get Involved” webpage. We want as much public participation as possible and encourage all interested Floridians to submit their proposals by October 6, which is the deadline being considered by the CRC for public proposals.”
ABOUT THE FLORIDA CONSTITUTION REVISION COMMISSION (CRC)
Once every 20 years, Florida’s Constitution provides for the creation of a 37-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 social media @FloridaCRC (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube).