What is the Florida Constitution Revision Commission (CRC)?
Every 20 years, the Constitution Revision Commission is permitted by the Florida Constitution to form a 37-member revision committee. CRC members carefully review and propose changes to the State Constitution. They meet for approximately one year, traveling the state, identifying issues, performing research, holding public hearings, and possibly recommending changes to the State Constitution. Any amendments proposed will be placed on the 2018 General Election ballot. They must secure at least 60 percent approval by voters to be added to the Constitution.
What can citizens do?
State residents are encouraged to get involved in the work of the CRC. To do so, become educated about Florida’s Constitution and amendment processes. Suggest and monitor appointments to the CRC, and attend and participate in public hearings. Also, vote on any CRC proposals in November 2018.
CRC contact information:
Phone Number: 850.717.9550
Florida Constitution Revision Commission
400 S. Monroe St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Who is on the Commission?
The Commission is composed of the State Attorney General, 15 appointees from the Governor, nine appointees from the Florida Senate President, nine appointees from the Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives, and three appointees from the Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court. Individuals can have a voice in the appointment process by contacting officials at the Capitol.