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Guest Column: “How to Submit Your Idea for a Constitutional Amendment”
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By Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch, Commissioner, Constitution Revision Commission
August  28, 2017

The Florida Constitution belongs to the people of Florida and is the foundational document of our state government. In that same spirit, I am issuing an open invitation to all interested Floridians to get involved in the Constitution Revision Commission.

Don’t be afraid! The commission is for you, the public.

Although the words “Constitution Revision Commission” might sound intimidating, the process is not. Getting involved is easy, and you have many options to share your comments, ideas and proposals with the commission.

As commissioners, our job is to examine the Florida constitution and propose changes for voter consideration on Florida’s 2018 general election ballot. During this process, we consider proposed constitutional changes submitted by Floridians.

The commission is considering Sept. 22 as the deadline to submit public proposals. Many have already been submitted. We encourage all interested Floridians to submit their proposals as soon as possible!

Read the entire guest column by CRC Commissioner Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch here.

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 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 Twitter (@FloridaCRC) and Instagram (@FloridaCRC). Like the CRC on Facebook (@FloridaCRC).


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