Florida Constitution Revision Commission Comes to Tampa
The group is charged with reviewing and recommending changes to the state Constitution. The recommendations will appear on the ballot next year.
TAMPA – The Florida Constitution Revision Commission is scheduled to meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday (May 17) in Tampa.
The group is charged with reviewing the Florida Constitution and making recommendations about possible amendments. The proposed amendments would appear on the 2018 ballot.
The meeting is at the Hillsborough Community College Dale Mabry campus, DSTU Auditorium, Room 111, 4001 W Tampa Bay Blvd. in Tampa. The doors open at 4 p.m. It is unclear how long the meeting will last. All residents will have a chance to speak to make suggestions and comments.
A Constitution Review Commission is appointed every 20 years to examine the state Constitution and make suggested changes. The potential changes could range from basic things such as cleaning up dated language, to fundamental shifts in the structure of the cabinet or approach to drawing congressional districts. Voters will decide whether to accept the proposed changes during the 2018 general election. To pass, at least 60 percent of the state’s voters have to approve the proposed amendment.
There are 37 members of the commission. Of those, 15 are appointed by Gov. Rick Scott; nine are appointed by the Richard Corcoran, R-Lutz, the speaker of the state House of Representatives; nine are appointed by Joe Negron, R-Palm City, the president of the Florida Senate; three are appointed by the chief justice of the Florida Supreme Court; and one is appointed by the state attorney general.
For information about the commission, go to revisefl.com.
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