TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – A powerful panel that has the power to alter the Florida Constitution is getting down to work.
The Florida Constitution Revision Commission is holding its first meeting on Monday.
The 37-member panel meets every 20 years and is allowed to propose changes to the state constitution. The commission’s amendments will go before voters during the 2018 election.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott appointed Carlos Beruff, a Manatee County homebuilder as chairman. Beruff challenged U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio in last year’s election.
The members of the commission are appointed by the governor, the president of the state Senate, the speaker of the Florida House and the chief justice of the Florida Supreme Court. Attorney General Pam Bondi is automatically a member of the panel.
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