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2017-2018 CRC

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The 2017-2018 Constitution Revision Commission is the third of its kind in state history. The Governor, Florida Senate President, Florida Speaker of the House and Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice named 36 people to the 2017-2018 Constitution Revision Commission. The Attorney General is the 37th member. 

The commission will begin its work upon the conclusion of the 2017 session. The commission has already begun holding public hearings throughout the state where citizens can attend, share ideas and feedback on potential proposals for the ballot. For more information, click here to view the scheduled events. After gathering public input, the commission will recommend proposals for the 2018 ballot. The proposals will be placed on the ballot and voters will ultimately decide what passes. Proposals require 60 percent of the vote in order to pass.

All public hearings and CRC meetings may be accessed through a live-stream on The Florida Channel. Click here to view the video archive.

2018-2018 CRC Website
Click here to visit the official 2017-2018 CRC website, with information on public hearings and opportunities to submit proposals.

2017-2018 CRC Members
Click here to read about the recent appointees to the 2017-2018 Constitution Revision Commission. 

2017-2018 CRC Committee Assignments
Click here to view the CRC committee assignments.

Proposal Submissions
The Rules and Administration Committee has recommended that the deadline for public proposals to be considered by the CRC be set at September 22. The date must be approved by a vote of the full commission on Sept. 19th.

How to Submit a Proposed Constitutional Amendment

1. Visit flcrc.gov

2. New users must register for a free CRC Website Account by filling in the required fields and following the activation prompts

3. Once logged into your account, click on the “Submit a Proposal” button on the upper right-hand side of the homepage

4. Click on “Get Started” and then click on “Create a New Proposal” to submit a proposed change to the Florida Constitution using legal language

5. Fill in the required fields and then submit the proposed constitutional amendment

6. Proposals may take up to three (3) business days to be posted on the CRC website in accordance with the moderation policy

NOTE: Proposals must be typed within the application. Users cannot “copy & paste” text or upload attachments. Public proposals may also be submitted to the CRC by other means, including mail and email. Visit flcrc.gov for contact information.

Rules for the 2017-2018 CRC
Click here to read the draft rules for the 2017-2018 Constitution Revision Commission.

CRC Chairman Carlos Beruff wrote a letter to Commissioners about the Rules Working Group. Click here to read the letter.

CRC Commissioner Timothy Cerio wrote a letter to his fellow Commissioners about the Rules Working Group, which Chairman Beruff asked Commissioner Cerio to lead. Click here to read the letter.

Talbot “Sandy” D’Alemberte, a former member of the Florida House, penned an op-ed encouraging the CRC to operate in the sunshine. Click here to read the column in the Tallahassee Democrat.

The First Amendment Foundation wrote a letter to CRC Chairman Carlos Beruff about the proposed rules. Click here to read the full text.

Click here to read a letter by the League of Women Voters of Florida to CRC Chairman Carlos Beruff, discussing the draft rules.

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