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. These proposed changes will be on the 2018 ballot. Any amendments placed on the ballot by the Commission would have to secure 60 percent approval by voters to be added to the Constitution.
The Commission meets for approximately one year, traveling the State of Florida, identifying issues, performing research, and possibly recommending changes to the Constitution. The last comprehensive review of Florida's Constitution occurred in 1997-1998. By then, Florida's population had grown by 63 percent since the 1977-1978 commission convened.
Florida's population growth impacts the state in such areas as transportation, education, health care, natural resources, pollution and infrastructure. The state's treatment of such important issues rests primarily in the Constitution, and the Revision Commission looks to the citizens of this state for direction and suggestions.
Florida Nonprofit Alliance is a proud member of the
Partnership for revising Florida's Constitution
encourage you to attend one of the upcoming public hearings near you. These hearings are the first of many public hearings held by the CRC as part of its statewide “Floridians Speak, We Listen” tour.
- Wednesday, April 26
Gainesville (Alachua County)
- Thursday, April 27
Jacksonville (Duval County)
- Wednesday, May 3
- Wednesday, May 10
- Wednesday, May 17
Visit the Commission's website for additional information, including times and venues. The website is currently being updated and will soon allow all Floridians to submit proposed constitutional amendments and comments online.
You can access the current Constitution here. FNA will be monitoring the Commission's progress and will keep members informed on any proposed amendments.
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