Constitution Revision Committee

 

The 2017-2018 Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) will be the third of its kind in state history. This page contains information and resources related to the process. It will be updated as new information becomes available. 

Why is Constitutional Revision important?
Changing a constitution has a much more lasting impact than changing state laws. Florida’s Constitution Revision Commission is historic in that it occurs only once every 20 years. Those 37 commissioners will ultimately decide on proposed changes to the Florida Constitution that will make it to the ballot for a voter decision in 2018.

What is the Constitution Revision Commission?

The CRC is a group of 37 people appointed to review and recommend changes to the Florida Constitution; found in Article XI, Section 2 of the Florida Constitution. Every 20 years the commission is appointed to examine the Florida Constitution, hold public hearings and possibly recommend changes to the Florida Constitution for voter consideration.

Who serves on the Constitution Revision Commission?
The Governor of Florida appoints 15 members, the House Speaker and Senate President each pick nine members, three members are chosen by the Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court and the Florida Attorney General is an automatic member. The Governor selects one of the 37 members to serve as chairman.

The Florida League of Cities Board of Directors has recommended FLC President and Boca Raton Mayor Susan Haynie to serve on the commission to represent municipalities. Our letter of recommendation is available under Resources to the right. 

Contact David Cruz with any questions. 

Anticipated Timeline

February 2017: 2017-2018 CRC named

2017 Legislative Session: Appropriations for Commission’s work

April 2017: 2017-2018 CRC begins work

November 2018: Citizens vote on proposals