Friday, March 24, 2017

Here's your chance to help revise Florida's state Constitution

Posted By on Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 3:39 PM

  • photo via carlosberuff/Instagram
Months after the formation of the commission to review proposed revisions to the Florida Constitution, Central Florida is bracing for their first hearing of the year.

The commission in charge of rifling through these proposals is the Florida Constitution Revision Commission, which is currently headed by friend to Gov. Scott and recent senatorial opponent of Marco Rubio, Chairman Carlos Beruff.

The local hearing will run from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wed. March 29 at the Fairwinds Alumni Center at UCF.
Every 20 years, this commission leads a year long tour of the state, that is this year titled "Florida speaks, We Listen." The tour will consist of the commission listening to proposals from Florida's residents before deciding which ones will be added to the 2018 ballot.

Once they approve their list of proposed revisions to be voted on, a further 60% yes vote by the public during the 2018 elections is required to set it in constitutional stone.

According to a statement put out by chairman Beruff, "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."

Three other stops that the commission will be making in the next month will be at Florida International University on April 6, at Florida Atlantic University on April 7, and at the University of West Florida on April 12.

Don't miss your chance to have your voice, regardless of qualifications, heard.

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