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Florida Constitution Revision Commission

CRC Office — Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 9, 2018

CONTACT: Meredith Beatrice, (850) 508-5204


CRC Submits Final Report to Florida Secretary of State

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Pursuant to Article XI, Section 2 of the Florida Constitution, the Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) today submitted its final report to the Florida Secretary of State. The final report contains eight CRC revisions that will appear as constitutional amendments on the 2018 General Election ballot for voter consideration.

CRC Chairman Carlos Beruff, said, “A diverse group of Florida leaders have done a tremendous job representing Floridians. After holding more than 15 public hearings, the most in CRC history, and reviewing thousands of public comments, we submitted a compelling set of transformational proposals that have the potential to benefit Floridians for generations to come. The CRC is giving Floridians the opportunity to vote ‘yes’ on several important issues including ethics reform in government, rights for victims of crime, prohibiting oil drilling in state waters, and necessary education reforms. I commend my fellow Commissioners for their service and we thank all Floridians who participated in this historic process.”  

A copy of the final report submitted to the Florida Secretary of State is available online at flcrc.gov/Reference (Direct Link: https://bit.ly/2KPgJD0). Proposed constitutional revisions on the ballot must secure at least 60 percent voter approval to become law.

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ABOUT THE FLORIDA CONSTITUTION REVISION COMMISSION (CRC)

Once every 20 years, Florida's Constitution provides for the creation of a 37-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 social media @FloridaCRC (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube).