TALLAHASSEE — Among Gov. Rick Scott’s legacies after two terms in office will be the role he plays in the next remake of the state Constitution.
Florida’s Constitution allows for a “revision commission” to meet every two decades to propose possible changes to the constitution, and Scott selects 15 of the 37 commissioners and a chair.
Although the next commission doesn’t meet until 2017, it was invoked as lawmakers met in special session to redraw the state’s congressional districts. The special session followed a state Supreme Court ruling that found the original districts failed constitutional muster under the “Fair Districts” amendments, passed in 2002 after a citizen initiative. The session ended last week without lawmakers agreeing on new districts.