More than 30 have applied to Supreme Court for constitutional rewrite panel – Florida Politics (blog)
The list of applicants to Supreme Court Chief Justice Jorge Labarga for a seat on the Constitution Revision Commission has now reached 32.
Supreme Court spokesman Craig Waters released an updated list this week.
Labarga is allotted three appointments to the commission. He is accepting applications through Dec. 31, and has said he’ll make the appointments with the advice of the other justices.
The newest list is below:
William Gary Beard
Debra Moss Curtis
Judge Robert Morris
Chief Judge Elijah Smiley
The Florida Constitution allows for a “revision commission” to meet every 20 years to “examine the constitution, hold public hearings and … file its proposal, if any, of a revision of this constitution or any part of it.”
As governor, Rick Scott will choose 15 of the 37 commissioners and select its chairperson. The House speaker and Senate president each get nine picks, and Republican Pam Bondi is automatically a member as attorney general.
The next commission is scheduled to meet before the beginning of the Legislature’s 2017 regular session.
Any changes it proposes would be in the form of constitutional amendments, which would have to be approved by 60 percent of voters on a statewide ballot.
Labarga’s application instructions are here.