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Florida Constitution Revision Commission

CRC Office — Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 3, 2017

CONTACT: Meredith Beatrice, (850) 508-5204


Chairman Beruff Announces Updates to CRC Public Hearing Schedule in South Florida

Public hearings will be held in larger spaces on FIU and FAU campuses to accommodate high participation

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Chairman Carlos Beruff today announced updates to the confirmed public hearing schedule in South Florida to maximize public participation. The Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) will be at the Florida International University (FIU) Student Academic Success Center in Miami on Thursday, April 6 beginning at 5:00 p.m. and the Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Acura Club (located in the FAU Stadium) in Boca Raton on Friday, April 7 beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Chairman Carlos Beruff, said, "We were pleased to see 400 Floridians attend our first public hearing in Orlando. Given the public interest in speaking before the CRC, we have found new spaces on the FIU and FAU campuses that can hold even more participants. I encourage all interested Floridians in the greater Miami-Dade and Palm Beach County areas to come make their voices heard on April 6 at FIU in Miami and on April 7 at FAU in Boca Raton."

Updates to the South Florida public hearing schedule are outlined below. Additional public hearings will be announced as soon as possible. All upcoming public hearings will be live-streamed by The Florida Channel. To watch previous public hearings and meetings held by the CRC, visit the Florida Channel’s website which has a page dedicated to the CRC.

Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) Updated Public Hearing Schedule

NOTE: End times are tentative depending upon attendance and public interest in speaking before the CRC.

Miami-Dade County

Thursday, April 6 beginning at 5:00 p.m.

Florida International University (FIU)

Student Academic Success Center, Room 160

11200 SW 8th Street, Miami, Fla. 33199

*Complimentary parking will be available. Doors open to the public beginning at 4:00 p.m.

 

Palm Beach County

Friday, April 7 beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Florida Atlantic University (FAU)

FAU Stadium, Acura Club (third floor)

777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, Fla. 33431

*Complimentary parking will be available. Doors open to the public beginning at 8:00 a.m.

Individuals requiring an accommodation to participate in public hearings (such as a sign language interpreter) are requested to notify the Constitution Revision Commission five days prior to the scheduled meeting date at admin@flcrc.gov or 850.717.9550.

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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 like the CRC on Facebook @FloridaCRC.