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.
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.
Some groused over having to redraw the state’s congressional districts because the state Supreme Court found they failed constitutional muster under the “Fair Districts” amendments, passed in 2002 after a citizen initiative.