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Florida Constitution Revision Commission

CRC Office — Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 7, 2018

CONTACT: Meredith Beatrice, (850) 508-5204


ICYMI: 700 Floridians Attend CRC Public Hearing in Fort Lauderdale

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Approximately 700 Floridians attended a public hearing held by the Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) on Tuesday, February 6 at Nova Southeastern University’s Rick Case Arena as part of its, “Road to the Ballot” public hearing tour. At the public hearing, more than 330 individual Floridians requested to speak before the CRC and approximately 700 attended the hearing. The public hearing lasted nearly seven hours and extended past the noticed end time of 7:00 PM. All Floridians who attended the public hearing and wanted to speak were given an opportunity to be heard by the CRC.

To watch the public hearing held in Fort Lauderdale, visit the Florida Channel’s website which has a page dedicated to all CRC public hearings and meetings. A complete transcript of the public hearing and appearance forms will be available online at flcrc.gov as soon as possible. The next public hearings held by the CRC will be on Monday, February 19 in Melbourne and Tuesday, February 20 in Jacksonville. Both public hearings are noticed from 1:00-7:00 PM local time. Visit flcrc.gov/Meetings/PublicHearings for additional details on the upcoming public hearing schedule.

The goal of upcoming public hearings is to give Floridians an opportunity to provide feedback on the 37 proposals under active consideration by the CRC. Public hearings are free events open to all Floridians who would like to attend. No tickets or RSVPs are required. Free public parking will be provided.

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ABOUT THE FLORIDA CONSTITUTION REVISION COMMISSION (CRC)

Once every 20 years, Florida's Constitution provides for the creation of a 37-member revision commission for the purpose of reviewing Florida's Constitution and proposing changes for voter consideration. The Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) meets for approximately one year, traveling the State of Florida, identifying issues, performing research and possibly recommending changes to the Constitution. Any amendments proposed by the CRC would be placed on the 2018 General Election ballot. For additional information, visit flcrc.gov. Follow the CRC on social media @FloridaCRC (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube).