Florida Conservation Voters


Constitutional Revision Commission

Every 20 years, Florida’s Governor, the Senate President, Speaker of the House, and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court appoint delegates to a 37-member commission of citizens to review the state Constitution. Known as the Constitutional Revision Commission or “CRC,” this body has the authority to propose amendments to be placed on the next general election ballot in 2018. These amendments are approved with a 60% margin.

As part of its duties, the CRC holds public meetings across the state to identify issues, perform research, and draft amendments to the Florida state constitution. Unlike citizen initiatives, the Commission places proposed amendments to the constitution directly on the ballot, without collecting signatures or getting supreme court approval. The CRC proposals also do not require any legislative review.

How You Can Participate in this Process

The 2017-2018 Constitutional Revision Commission is now underway and the first round of public meetings have been scheduled. Florida’s wildlife, waterways, and remarkable natural areas need you to be their eyes, ears, and voices at these hearings. Proposed amendments will appear on the 2018 General Election ballot and must be approved by Florida voters with a 60% margin.

Your participation in this unique democratic process is crucial. Please attend the hearings in your area and help spread the word about these meetings with your friends and neighbors. Participation in this process would also make a great discussion item for civic groups, homeowners associations, and activist clubs.
Our lawmakers and public officials need to hear from you about the issues that matter most. Don’t miss out on your chance to make your voice heard.

Upcoming Meetings

Bay County
Wednesday, May 3: 4 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Gulf Coast State College (GCSC)
Amelia Center Auditorium
5230 West Hwy 98, Panama City, FL 32401
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Lee County
Wednesday, May 10: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW)
Suncoast Credit Union Area
13351 FSW Parkway
Fort Myers, FL 33919
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Hillsborough County
Wednesday, May 17
Location: TBD

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