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Florida Constitution Revision Commission

CRC Office — Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 16, 2017

CONTACT: Meredith Beatrice, (850) 508-5204


MEDIA ADVISORY: CRC Full Commission Meeting October 17 in Tallahassee

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) will hold a meeting of the full Commission tomorrow, Tuesday, October 17 beginning at 2:00 PM in Tallahassee. The meeting will be livestreamed by The Florida Channel on http://www.thefloridachannel.org/.

During the meeting, CRC Commissioners will have the opportunity to directly sponsor public proposals. According to the Rules of the Commission, a public proposal must receive at least 10 Commissioner votes in order for it to become a Commissioner-filed proposal. Votes on public proposals are procedural votes and do not represent a vote on the substance or merit of any individual proposal. If a public proposal receives the required 10 votes, it will be filed by the sponsoring Commissioner and referred to the appropriate CRC committee for further consideration.

Direct sponsorship of a public proposal is one of several ways public input is incorporated in the CRC process. Commissioners may also create their own proposals inspired by comments heard during CRC public hearings or multiple public proposals regarding the same subject area. To learn more about how public input moves through the CRC process, download the CRC’s “How a CRC Proposal Becomes Law” infographic.

WHAT:           Meeting of the full Constitution Revision Commission

WHEN:           Tuesday, October 17 from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

WHERE:         Florida Senate Chamber, Tallahassee, Florida

AGENDA:       Meeting Notice (page 4): http://bit.ly/2gzvDQ8

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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).