Every 20 years a group of 37 people are appointed to the Florida Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) to review and recommend changes to the Florida Constitution. The commission comprises of 15 members appointed by the Governor of Florida, 9 members chosen by the House Speaker, 9 members chosen by the Senate President, 3 members picked by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and the Florida Attorney General is an automatic member. The appointees to the 2017-2018 CRC can be found on www.revisefl.com.
This legislative session the CRC will begin their work. There will be public hearings throughout the state that Florida residents can attend. Some of the topics in consideration this year are transportation, education, natural resources, crime & justice, representation, healthcare and youth, elderly & the …Read more →
YOUR LEAGUE IN ACTION!
FLORIDA CONSTITUTIONAL REVISION HEARING
On April 7, thirty-one League members attended the Florida Constitutional Revision (CRC) Hearing. Twenty-two of them testified at this important public hearing. The Boca Raton CRC hearing is one of several hearings that are being held across the state by the Commission.
Issues brought forth were:
Restoration of Voting Rights for Former Felons
Preservation of Judicial Powers
Work Permit Verification
Education (funding, vouchers, charters)
Right to Die Decisions
National Popular Vote
Election Write in Candidates
Candidate Majority Voting
Aquifer Protection Act
Carbon Fuel Tax
Fishing Net Bans
Separation of State and Religion
LWBPBC President Karen Wilkerson testified on behalf of the …Read more →
What Is the CRC and Why Should You Care?
Jan 12, 2016 by Paula Dockery, Florida League of Women Voters
The Constitution Revision Commission is a big deal and voters should pay attention. This group of unelected appointees will have the power to put constitutional changes directly on the ballot.
The CRC is required to meet every 20 years to review and recommend changes to Florida’s Constitution. That’s pretty heady stuff. The politically well-connected will be jockeying for seats on this influential and prestigious panel.
The CRC can put forward amendments to clean up outdated or conflicting provisions or to remove language that is no longer binding. It can also introduce new issues, amend existing constitutional language or undo what citizens accomplished through the initiative process.
It’s …Read more →