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Florida Constitution Revision Commission

CRC Office — Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 22, 2017

CONTACT: Meredith Beatrice, (850) 717-9242


Chairman Beruff Announces Statewide “Floridians Speak, We Listen” Tour

The 2017-2018 Constitution Revision Commission is hitting the road to learn about the issues important to Florida families

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Chairman Carlos Beruff today announced the first four scheduled stops on the statewide “Floridians Speak, We Listen” tour being hosted by the 2017-2018 Florida Constitution Revision Commission (CRC).  The Commission will be at the University of Central Florida (UCF) in Orange County on Wednesday, March 29 from 5-8 p.m.; Florida International University (FIU) in Miami-Dade County on Thursday, April 6 from 5-8 p.m.; Florida Atlantic University (FAU) in Palm Beach County on Friday, April 7 from 9 a.m.-noon; and the University of West Florida (UWF) in Escambia County on Wednesday, April 12 from 4-7 p.m. (central time).

Chairman Carlos Beruff, said, “When Governor Rick Scott appointed me as Chair of this Commission, my first order of business was to ensure Floridians are actively involved in this historic and important process. I am proud to announce our 'Floridians Speak, We Listen' tour, where we will get input from Florida families on the issues that matter to them. This historic process gives Florida voters an opportunity to change the framework of our government and I encourage all interested Floridians to attend a public hearing and make their voices heard.”

Confirmed public hearing dates, times and locations are provided below. Additional tour stops will be announced soon.

 

Constitution Revision Commission *Confirmed* Public Hearing Dates

NOTE: End times are tentative depending upon attendance and public interest in speaking before the Commission.

 

Orange County

Wednesday, March 29 from 5-8 p.m.

University of Central Florida (UCF)

FAIRWINDS Alumni Center

12676 Gemini Blvd. N., Orlando, Fla. 32816

(Free parking will be available)

 

Miami-Dade County

Thursday, April 6 from 5-8 p.m.

Florida International University (FIU)

Frost Art Museum

10975 SW 17th St, Miami, FL 33199

(Free parking will be available)

 

Palm Beach County

Friday, April 7 from 9 a.m. – noon

Florida Atlantic University (FAU)

FAU Stadium Recruiting Room (located indoors)

777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, Fla. 33431

(Free parking will be available)

 

Escambia County

Wednesday, April 12, from 4-7 p.m. (Central Time)

University of West Florida (UWF)

Center for Fine and Performing Arts

82 Service Rd, Pensacola, Fla. 32514

(Free parking will be available)

 

Individuals requiring an accommodation to participate in these hearings (such as a sign language interpreter) are requested to notify the Constitution Revision Commission five days prior to the scheduled meeting date at Meredith.Beatrice@flcrc.gov or (850) 717-9550.

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ABOUT THE FLORIDA CONSTITUTION REVISION COMMISSION

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. The Commission 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 Commission would be placed on the 2018 General Election ballot. For additional information, visit FLCRC.GOV. Follow the Commission on Twitter @FloridaCRC.