The Foundation Provides Educational Material on
Amending the State’s Constitution
To assist and further educate Floridians on the important process of the Constitution Revision Commission (CRC), the Foundation of Associated Industries of Florida (FAIF) developed a plan in 2017 to closely monitor these proposals and provide Florida voters with the information needed to make informed decisions about our state’s constitution.
Earlier this year, the FAIF Constitution Revision Commission Working Group, a distinguished assembly of business community leaders in Florida, released a brief entitled What Belongs in a State Constitution? This document provides guidance to Florida voters as they consider and evaluate the fitness of any proposal. Also included in the brief is a review and examination of several amendments that were previously approved, but in hindsight, should not have been added.
FAIF also worked with former Supreme Court Justice Kenneth Bell on a document that highlights important points for voters and members of the CRC to consider. A Guide to Amending Florida’s Constitution reviews the purpose of the State Constitution and several factors that should be well thought out before approving an amendment to such a significant document.
The Foundation of Associated Industries of Florida (FAIF) was formed in 2008 to address the education and development needs of Florida’s business community.
Florida businesses cannot afford to rely on public opportunities alone to train and prepare their future employees and leaders. FAIF fosters programs that identify business needs today and create solutions that will last into the future.
FAIF focuses on the specific issues that are important to the prosperity of Florida employers as well as educating the public at large about these issues. The Foundation targets specific issues that are current and are part of the ongoing discussion of how to make Florida a better place for its businesses and citizens to call home.