Filing deadline extended for public proposals for changes to Florida’s Constitution

Yesterday, September 25, 2017, the Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) Rules and Administration Committee recommended Friday, October 6, 2017, as the filing deadline for public proposals to be considered by the CRC. The recommended deadline extended the previously recommended deadline of September 22, 2017, due to the impact of Hurricane Irma on Florida.

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CRC Chairman Carlos Beruff, said, “The CRC has already received a historic amount of public input and we want to ensure that all Floridians interested in the CRC process have every opportunity to submit their proposals. The Rules and Administration Committee has recommended October 6 as the public proposal deadline to ensure that all proposals are given the consideration and review they deserve. Commissioners are actively reviewing the nearly 1,400 public proposals that have been received by the CRC to date.”

The recommended October 6 deadline is subject to approval by a vote of the full commission. The next full commission meeting is scheduled for Monday, October 2 from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM in Tallahassee. All public proposals received by the CRC are available online at flcrc.gov/Proposals/Public.

The official CRC website (flcrc.gov) allows Floridians to create and submit proposed changes to the Florida Constitution by following these simple steps:

How to Submit a Proposed Constitutional Amendment

  1. Visit flcrc.gov
  2. New users must register for a free CRC Website Account by filling in the required fields and following the activation prompts
  3. Once logged into your account, click on the “Submit a Proposal” button on the upper right-hand side of the homepage
  4. Click on “Get Started” and then click on “Create a New Proposal” to submit a proposed change to the Florida Constitution using legal language
  5. Fill in the required fields and then submit the proposed constitutional amendment
  6. Proposals may take up to three (3) business days to be posted on the CRC website in accordance with the moderation policy

NOTE: Proposals must be typed within the application. Users cannot upload attachments. Public proposals may also be submitted to the CRC by other means, including mail and email. Visit flcrc.gov for contact information.

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