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Florida Constitution Revision Commission
Constitution Revision Commission Hearings
"Floridians Speak, We Listen" Statewide Tour
|Wednesday, April 26, 5-8 p.m.*|
Gainesville (Alachua County)
University of Florida
Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
3201 Hull Road
Gainesville FL 32611
Doors open at 4 p.m.
Thursday, April 27, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.*
Jacksonville (Duval County)
Florida State College Jacksonville
Kent Campus Auditorium
Building F, Room 128
3939 Roosevelt Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32205
Doors open at 10 a.m.
Wednesday, May 3, 4-7 p.m. CT *
Panama City (Bay County)
Gulf Coast State College
Amelia Center Auditorium
5230 West Highway 98
Panama City, FL 32401
Door open at 3 p.m. CT
Wednesday, May 10, 5-8 p.m.*
Fort Myers (Lee County)
Florida Southwestern State College
Suncoast Credit Union Arena
13351 FSW Parkway
Fort Myers, Fla. 33919
Wednesday, May 17
*End time is tentative depending upon attendance and public interest in speaking before the CRC. All Floridians wishing to speak before the CRC will be given an opportunity to be heard
Individuals requiring an accommodation to participate in these public hearings (such as a sign language interpreter) are requested to notify the Constitution Revision Commission five days prior to the scheduled meeting date at email@example.com or 850.717.9550. Free parking available for all events.
Additional information, including times and venues, will be announced soon. End times are tentative depending upon attendance and public interest in speaking before the Commission.
Additional tour stops will be announced soon on FLCRC.GOV .
March 29 Public Hearing - Orlando
|Wednesday, April 12, 5 p.m.|
Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University (FAMU)
Friday, April 7 from 9 a.m. - noon
Florida Atlantic University
|Thursday, April 6 from 5 - 8 p.m.|
Florida International University
Wednesday, March 29 from 5 – 8 p.m.
University of Central Florida
For the current schedule of confirmed public hearings, appearance forms and FAQ, go to FLCRC.GOV .
Video of all public hearings and meetings held by the CRC is available on The Florida Channel website . Public hearings will be live streamed by The Florida Channel . Floridians can also receive updates by following the CRC on Twitter (@FloridaCRC) and on Facebook (@FloridaCRC).
Meet the Commissioners
|Commissioners Appointed by Governor Rick Scott:|
Commissioners Appointed by Florida Senate President Joe Negron:
|Commissioners Appointed by Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran:
Commissioners Appointed by Chief Justice Jorge Labarga:
Governor Scott identified the following individuals to serve as alternates should one of the appointees not be able to fulfill their duties for the duration of the CRC:
General Counsel for the CRC
The Florida Bar is a member of the Partnership for Revising Florida's Constitution and is committed to providing public education on the CRC and the process. Partnership for Revising Florida's Constitution.
Official website of the Florida Constitution Revision Commission: flcrc.gov
CRC Chairman Carlos Beruff held an interview with The Florida Channel to discuss the CRC's ongoing efforts to travel the state and listen to Floridians as part of its "Floridians Speak, We Listen" tour. Watch.
Benchmarks Lesson: Every 20 years - Florida's Constitution Revision Commission [BEING UPDATED]
2017 -18 Citizens’ Guide to the Constitution Revision Commission.
2017 -18 Citizens’ Guide to the Constitution Revision Commission- Spanish.
(Thanks to the Cuban American Bar Association for underwriting printing of the Citizens’ Guide in Spanish.)
Infographics (.pdfs): May be used on websites and in publications.
- Florida Issues
Why is Constitutional Revision Important
The Role of Citizens
What Does the Commission Do?
Who Serves on the Commission?
Characteristics to Consider
News Release: LeRoy Collins Institute Launches Effort to Educate & Engage Floridians in Upcoming Constitution Revision Commission ~Announces new partnership, releases Citizens’ Guide and hosts event featuring former commission members~
- Anticipating the 2017-18 Constitution Revision Commission Agenda
- Anticipating the 2017-18 Constitution Revision Commission Part 1
- Anticipating the 2017-18 Constitution Revision Commission Part 2
- Anticipating the 2017-18 Constitution Revision Commission Part 3
Constitutional Amendment Timeline Article XI Amendments
- February 5, 2017 - 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. (Art. XI, § 2(a)). The Governor designates the chair (Art. XI, § 2(b)).
Each Constitution Revision Commission shall convene at the call of the chair, adopt its rules of procedure, examine the constitution, hold public hearings, and file its proposals, if any, with the Secretary of State. (Art. XI, § 2(c)).
March 7, 2017 - May 5, 2017 – Regular Legislative Session
Any proposed amendment of a section or revision of one or more articles or the whole constitution must be proposed by a joint resolution approved by 3/5 of the membership of each house of the Legislature. (Art. XI, § 1).
Any proposal to amend the constitution must be submitted to the electors at the next General Election that is held more than 90 days after the proposal is filed with the Secretary of State. However, a single amendment or revision may be submitted at a special election held at least 90 days after the proposal is filed if authorized by law enacted by 3/4 of the membership of each house of the Legislature. (Art. XI, § 5(a)).
March 20, 2017 - First organizational meeting
- January 9, 2018 - March 9, 2018 – Regular Legislative Session (ch. 2016-218, Laws of Florida).
May 10, 2018 - Not later than 180 days before the General Election, any proposals to revise the constitution by the Constitution Revision Commission must be filed with the Secretary of State (Art. XI, § 2(c)).
November 6, 2018 - A General Election shall be held in each county on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of each even-numbered year (Art. VI, § 5(a)).
January 8, 2019 - If a proposed amendment or revision of the constitution is approved by at least 60% of the electors voting on the measure and, unless another date is specified in the amendment or revision, the amendment shall be effective on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in January following the General Election. (Art. XI, § 5(e)).