For the third time in the state’s history, the Florida Constitution Revision Commission has been assembled to examine the Florida Constitution and propose changes for voter consideration.
Today, Florida College Access Network (FCAN) has released an overview of the nine active proposals that could impact education in the Sunshine State.
The 37-member commission convenes just once every 20 years to consider proposals put forth by the public and the commissioners themselves.
As part of this process, the CRC holds public hearings to learn about issues that matter most to Floridians and considers proposed constitutional amendments submitted by the public.
Proposals that pass the CRC’s final vote will be placed on Florida’s General Election ballot (November 6, 2018) and must secure at least 60 percent voter approval to become law.
Included in FCAN’s overview are education proposals related to tuition and fees at state universities, the appointment process of school superintendents and Florida College System governance, among others.
Commissioners are currently on a statewide tour seeking input on the 37 active proposals through March 2018, with remaining stops at Cape Coral (3/5) and St. Petersburg (3/13).
FCAN also released updates in January and February as part of our on-going efforts to track the 2018 Florida legislative session and policies impacting college and career readiness, access and success. This update is intended as an educational resource and does not constitute an endorsement or opposition to any of the proposals described.
Click here to view the full report.
2018 Florida Legislative Update: A Month In, Legislators Debate Major Changes to State Colleges and Universities
2018 Legislative Preview: Top Issues Impacting Higher Ed