From The Tampa Tribune‘s James L. Rosica, 08/16/2017:
The Florida Constitution allows for a “revision commission” to meet every two decades to “examine the constitution, hold public hearings and … file its proposal, if any, of a revision of this constitution or any part of it.”
Though the next commission doesn’t meet till 2017, it was invoked as lawmakers began meeting in special session last week.
The body has met only twice before, in 1977-78, when the state was controlled by Democrats, and 1997-98, when the GOP was still ascending to statewide power.
As governor, Scott will choose 15 of the 37 commissioners and will select a chairperson.