What is the Florida Constitution Revision Commission (CRC)?
The Constitution Revision Commission, or CRC, is required by the Florida Constitution to form a 37-member revision committee. The commission meets every 20 years and has the power to put proposals directly on the November 2018 ballot. CRC members carefully review Florida’s Constitution and propose changes. They meet for approximately a year, traveling the state, identifying issues, performing research, and holding public hearings. Any amendments proposed will be placed on the 2018 General Election ballot.
Any proposals approved by the CRC will head straight to the 2018 general election ballot as amendments to the Constitution to be approved or rejected by the voters. Proposals can originate from the commission, as well as members of the general public. The deadline to submit a proposal for consideration by the CRC was Oct. 6, 2017.
The CRC 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.
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. You are encouraged to attend the CRC’s public hearings and provide your input.