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Florida Constitution Revision Commission

CRC Office — Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 22, 2018

CONTACT: Meredith Beatrice, (850) 508-5204


ICYMI: More than 1,000 Floridians Attend CRC Public Hearings in Central and Northeast Florida

MELBOURNE and JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – More than 1,000 Floridians attended public hearings held by the Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) on February 19 in Melbourne at Eastern Florida State College’s Maxwell C. King Center and on February 20 in Jacksonville at the University of North Florida’s Adam W. Herbert University Center as part of its’ “Road to the Ballot” public hearing tour.

At Eastern Florida State College, more than 240 individuals requested to speak before the CRC and approximately 600 attended the public hearing. At the University of North Florida, more than 210 individuals requested to speak before the CRC and approximately 500 attended the public hearing. Both public hearings began at 1:00 PM and extended past the noticed end time of 7:00 PM local time.

All Floridians who attended the public hearings and wanted to speak were given an opportunity to be heard by the CRC. To watch the public hearings held in Melbourne and Jacksonville, visit the Florida Channel’s website which has a page dedicated to all CRC public hearings and meetings. Complete transcripts of the public hearings, appearance forms and documents received will be available online at flcrc.gov/Meeting/PublicHearings as soon as possible.

There are three remaining stops on the CRC’s “Road to the Ballot” public hearing tour in 2018:

NORTHWEST FLORIDA PUBLIC HEARING

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 
1:00-7:00 PM CST 
University of West Florida 
Conference Center & Ballroom 
11000 University Parkway, Building 22 
Pensacola, FL 32514

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA PUBLIC HEARING

Monday, March 05, 2018 
1:00-7:00 PM EST 
The Westin
5951 Silver King Boulevard
Cape Coral, FL 33914

TAMPA BAY AREA PUBLIC HEARING

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 
1:00-7:00 PM EST 
University of South Florida - St. Petersburg
University Student Center
200 6th Ave S
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Visit flcrc.gov/Meetings/PublicHearings for details on upcoming public hearings and to view information and documents from previous CRC public hearings held in 2018 and 2017.

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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).