CRC - 2017                                                  P 40
       By Commissioner Keiser
       keiserb-00058-17                                        201740__
    1                        A proposal to create                       
    2         a new section in Article I of the State Constitution
    3         to establish a right to counsel for children in
    4         dependency proceedings.
    6  Be It Proposed by the Constitution Revision Commission of
    7  Florida:
    9         A new section is added to Article I of the State
   10  Constitution to read:
   11                              ARTICLE I                            
   12                        DECLARATION OF RIGHTS                      
   13         Right to counsel for children in dependency proceedings.
   14  Every child who has been removed from the custody of his or her
   15  parents or a legal guardian by the state due to abuse or
   16  neglect, or is otherwise placed in the jurisdiction of the
   17  dependency court, has a right to counsel.