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Florida Constitution Revision Commission

    Once every twenty years Florida's Constitution provides for the creation of a thirty-seven member revision commission for the purpose of reviewing Florida's Constitution and proposing changes for voter consideration. The Commission meets for approximately one year, traveling the State of Florida, identifing issues, performing research, and possibly recommending changes to the Constitution. The last comprehensive review of Florida's Constitution occurred in 1997-1998. By then, Florida's population had grown by 63 percent since the 1977-1978 commission convened. Equally significant is the projection that Florida's population will exceed 17 million by the year 2010. This astronomical population growth impacts the state in such areas as transportation, education, health care, natural resources, pollution and crime. The state's treatment of such important issues rests primarily in the Constitution, and the Revision Commission looks to the citizens of this state for direction and suggestions. See the current Florida Constitution.

1997-1998 Constitutional Convention

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