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Constitution Revision Commission wraps up busy Committee Week

Wednesday, November 8, 2017   (0 Comments)

The Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) wrapped up a busy committee week last week, which featured a number of committee meetings of interest and the filing of a Commissioner proposal related to Clerks’ funding.


Last Tuesday, CRC Commissioner Frank Kruppenbacher filed Proposal 55, which amends Section 14 of Article V of Florida’s Constitution to require the Legislature to provide for the payment of filing fees, service charges, and other costs for judicial proceedings in criminal and other cases where the parties do not pay filing fees, and provides for a non-binding appeal to the Governor and Cabinet for inadequate Clerks’ budget.


On Wednesday, the CRC Local Government Committee, chaired by Commissioner Erika Donalds, took up and passed Commissioner Carolyn Timmann’s Proposal 13 with at 6-1 vote. This proposal would amend Sections 1 and 6 of Article VIII of the State Constitution to require that all county constitutional officers be elected by the electors of the county and to prohibit the county from abolishing, transferring the duties of, or establishing any alternate method of selection for county constitutional officers. It was the first Commissioner proposal to be considered by a CRC committee and will next be heard by the CRC Ethics and Elections Committee, chaired by Commissioner Hank Coxe.


These proposals, along with any other Commissioner proposal, may be viewed and monitored via the CRC’s official website at From the home page, select “Proposals” from the menu bar at the top of the page, then select “Commissioner Proposals” to view all activity. To track a Commissioner proposal, click on the yellow star in the right-hand column next to the proposal of interest. Note that, in order to track a proposal, you must first create a CRC account, by visiting:


Also on Wednesday, the CRC Rules and Administration Committee, chaired by Commissioner Timothy Cerio, met to discuss scheduling and, of interest, adopted an additional calendar allocation for the week of December 11-15, 2017, during which the full Commission and its committees may meet.


As a reminder, full video recordings of all CRC committee meetings are made available through The Florida Channel’s video library dedicated to the CRC.


The next CRC Committee Week is scheduled to be held November 27 – December 1, 2017, in Tallahassee. Meeting time allocations for the week may be viewed here.


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