CONSTITUTION REVISION COMMISSION
Lawmakers seek to abolish the Constitution Review...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - One of the first bills passed in the initial committee hearings for the 2020 Legislative Session would as voters to abolish the Constitution Revision Commission. The CRC is a constitutional body that meets every 20 years to propose constitutional amendments. Last year legislation to abolish the CRC passed the Senate, but it was never taken up for a vote on the House Floor. Our constitution should not be an unelected group of people offering new language into the constitution," Grant said. If abolishing the commission makes it out of the Legislature, voters will have the final say in November 2020.
Single subject proposal re-emerges for 2020 session
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Ballot measures proposed by the state Constitution Revision Commission would be limited to single subjects, under legislation slated to again go before lawmakers in 2020. Sen. Jose Javier Rodriguez, D-Miami, on Friday filed a proposal (SJR 176) that would place a single-subject requirement on proposed constitutional amendments offered by the Constitution Revision Commission. The commission meets every 20 years to consider changes to the state Constitution. The Senate during the 2019 legislative session approved legislation that would have placed a single-subject requirement on the commission's ballot proposals, but the issue did not pass the House. Meanwhile, Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, also has filed legislation (SJR 142) for the 2020 session that would do away with the commission.