Constitution Revision Commission

 

The 2017-2018 Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) is the third of its kind in state history. Members of the commission have been appointed and meeting dates have been announced.

The League has created a list of members including photos and biographies. Meet the 2017 CRC

CRC Public Hearing Dates

March 29 – Orange County
April 6 – Miami-Dade County
April 7 – Palm Beach County
April 12 - Leon County
April 26 – Gainesville (Alachua County)
April 27 – Jacksonville (Duval County)
May 3 – Bay County 
May 10 – Lee County
May 17 – Hillsborough County 

Visit the FLC Calendar of Events for additional hearing details. 

Why is Constitutional Revision important?
Changing a constitution has a much more lasting impact than changing state laws. Florida’s Constitution Revision Commission is historic in that it occurs only once every 20 years. Those 37 commissioners will ultimately decide on proposed changes to the Florida Constitution that will make it to the ballot for a voter decision in 2018.

What is the Constitution Revision Commission?

The CRC is a group of 37 people appointed to review and recommend changes to the Florida Constitution; found in Article XI, Section 2 of the Florida Constitution. Every 20 years the commission is appointed to examine the Florida Constitution, hold public hearings and possibly recommend changes to the Florida Constitution for voter consideration.

Who serves on the Constitution Revision Commission?
The Governor of Florida appoints 15 members, the House Speaker and Senate President each pick nine members, three members are chosen by the Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court and the Florida Attorney General is an automatic member. The Governor selects one of the 37 members to serve as chairman.

Contact David Cruz with any questions.

Anticipated Timeline

February 2017: 2017-2018 CRC named

2017 Legislative Session: Appropriations for Commission’s work

April 2017: 2017-2018 CRC begins work

November 2018: Citizens vote on proposals