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The Florida Constitution Revision Commission is heading to the finish line, with a dozen ballot proposals up for final votes this week.

In Florida, only the state is allowed to regulate firearms. Local government officials who ignore that law — posting signs prohibiting guns in city parks, for example — face stiff penalties. They include removal from office, a $5,000 fine officials must pay from their personal funds, and lawsuits from any person or group affected.

Gun Control Among Issues Teed Up For Constitution Panel

Mar 15, 2018

The debate over gun control is ready to move to a new forum, as the Florida Constitution Revision Commission next week begins the process of deciding what issues to place on the November ballot.

Ban On Aid To Religious Groups Could Be Removed

Nov 30, 2017
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A ban on state support for religious groups would be removed from the Florida Constitution under a proposal approved Wednesday by a Constitution Revision Commission panel.

Deadlines Likely Pushed Back For Ballot Proposals

Sep 26, 2017

Following the disruption of Hurricane Irma, a panel on Monday recommended that the Florida Constitution Revision Commission give residents more time to file proposed constitutional amendments.

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott wants to put a constitutional amendment on the ballot that would make it harder for state legislators to raise taxes or fees.

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The Constitution Revision Commission made a stop last night in Tampa for their ninth public hearing in the state. The commission meets every 20 years, giving Floridians an opportunity to amend the Florida Constitution.

Floridians can now change the Florida Constitution from their couches, at least for the next few months.

The Constitution Revision Commission has started accepting suggestions for amendments to the state’s governing document online.

The 37-person Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) meets once every 20 years and is tasked with figuring out what changes or additions need to be made to Florida's governing document in order to bring the state through the next 20 years.

Once every 20 years a group of people gets together to change the Florida Constitution, the most fundamental law of the state. That’s happening right now and anyone can be a part of those discussions as the group holds two meeting in South Florida.

Powerful Florida Panel Gears Up With Beruff As Leader

Mar 19, 2017

A powerful panel that has the power to alter the Florida Constitution is getting down to work.