In 1968, the Florida Legislature became the only State that allowed the revision and changing of its constitution through a regularly scheduled commission known as the Constitution Revision Commission. The CRC is made up of 37 commissioners who meet up every 20 years to examine whether Florida’s Constitution meets the current and future needs of the citizens. States should have constitutions written in a way the laws reflect the will of the people and make sure every person has equal rights, and no one is above the law.
It was created to allow constitutional reforms to suit needs of the Floridians. Its purpose is to review and propose necessary amendments to the Florida Constitution. First, the CRC members hold public hearings to learn of the issues affecting the Floridians. They make sure to travel across the State identifying issues affecting the citizens, conduct researches on the ongoing policies and if possible, recommend changes to apply to the Florida constitution. The public submits their proposed constitutional amendments, and if they pass the CRC final vote, they are placed on the General Election Ballot of the State.
Constitutions sometimes are flawed because elites and executives are maybe holding absolute power. Constitutional reform is how amendments are made to suit the way the State is governed. The changes may include changes to the Bill of Rights, way the judiciary or legislation works or devolution. Reforms are essential as they provide an opportunity for the citizens to agree on the right principles. Reforms help in the improvement of the state constitution and make the constitution take a federal counterpart. For example, the judiciary should strike down laws or rules that are inconsistent with the State’s constitution.