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Florida Constitution Revision Commission

CRC Office — Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 12, 2017

CONTACT: Meredith Beatrice, (850) 508-5204


CRC Chairman Carlos Beruff Cancels Committee Week of September 18-19

Public proposal filing deadline to be reevaluated

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) Chairman Carlos Beruff announced that the CRC has canceled its first committee week previously scheduled for September 18-19.

CRC Chairman Carlos Beruff, said, “As Floridians recover and rebuild following Hurricane Irma, the CRC has canceled its first committee week scheduled for September 18-19  that included a meeting of the full Commission. The CRC will also reevaluate its public proposal filing deadline to help ensure that Floridians interested in the CRC process can remain focused on their families during this time. Until a new deadline is recommended by the CRC Rules and Administration Committee, and approved by the full Commission, we will continue to accept all proposed constitutional amendments filed by Floridians. CRC business scheduled for the canceled committee week will be taken up during future meetings.”

The CRC Rules and Administration Committee previously recommended Friday, September 22 as the filing deadline for public proposals to be considered by the CRC. Given the impact of Hurricane Irma on Florida, the committee plans to reevaluate and recommend a new deadline at a future date that will be subject to approval by a vote of the full Commission. CRC committee meetings are open to the public and publicly noticed in advance on flcrc.gov.

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ABOUT THE FLORIDA CONSTITUTION REVISION COMMISSION (CRC)

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 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 Twitter (@FloridaCRC) and Instagram (@FloridaCRC). Like the CRC on Facebook (@FloridaCRC).