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Florida Constitution Revision Commission

CRC Office — Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 30, 2017

CONTACT: Meredith Beatrice, (850) 508- 5204


ICYMI: 400 Floridians Attend Constitution Revision Commission Public Hearing in Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) held its first public hearing on March 29 in Orlando at the University of Central Florida (UCF) as part of its, “Floridians Speak, We Listen” statewide tour. Approximately 400 Floridians attended the hearing, and more than 95 individual Floridians spoke before the Commission to share their ideas. The hearing began at 5:00 PM and extended past the noticed end time through approximately 9:00 PM. All Floridians who attended the public hearing and wanted to speak were given an opportunity to be heard by the Commission.

To watch last night’s full hearing, 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 April 6 at Florida International University (FIU) in Miami and on April 7 at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) in Boca Raton. Visit FLCRC.GOV for the schedule of confirmed public hearings. Floridians can also receive updates by following the CRC on Twitter (@FloridaCRC) and on Facebook (@FloridaCRC).

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ABOUT THE FLORIDA CONSTITUTION REVISION COMMISSION

Once every twenty years, Florida's Constitution provides for the creation of a thirty-seven member revision commission for the purpose of reviewing Florida's Constitution and proposing changes for voter consideration. The Commission 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 Commission would be placed on the 2018 General Election ballot. For additional information, visit FLCRC.GOV. Follow the CRC on Twitter @FloridaCRC and like the CRC on Facebook @FloridaCRC.