TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A commission tasked with recommending changes to the Florida Constitution is sworn in and ready to hear from the state's citizens.
The Florida Constitutional Revision Commission met for the first time Monday. The 37-member commission will recommend proposed changes to go before voters during the 2018 election.
The commission meets every 20 years. Its members are appointed by the governor, House speaker, Senate president and state Supreme Court chief justice. Attorney General Pam Bondi is automatically a member.
The panel used its first meeting to go over proposed rules and procedures. It will hold meetings around the state over the next 12 months to seek suggestions from the public.
In 1998, the commission placed nine proposed changes on the ballot and voters approved eight, including a restructuring of the state Cabinet.