Rick Scott Seeks Applicants for Constitution Revision Commission Posted August 19, 2016 by Tallahassee Bar Association


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AUGUST 19, 2016

Florida Politics | Article | August 18, 2016

Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday [Aug. 18] opened the application process for the 2017-18 Florida Constitution Revision Commission, which meets once every 20 years. As governor, Scott will choose 15 of the 37 commissioners and select its chair. The Florida Constitution allows for a “revision commission” to meet every two decades to “examine the constitution, hold public hearings and file its proposal, if any, of a revision of this constitution or any part of it.” In addition to Scott, the House speaker and Senate president each get nine picks. Attorney General Pam Bondi is automatically a member, and Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Jorge Labarga gets three picks.