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Record Group Number: 001005
Series/Collection Number: .S 263
Creator: Florida. Constitution Revision Commission (1977-1978)
Title, Dates: Background papers, 1977-1978.
Amount: 13.00 cubic ft.
7.00 microfilm reel 16 mm.
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Organization/Arrangement: By article and section of constitution, then by record type.
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Summary:     The series contains the background papers of the Constitution Revision Commission from 1977 to 1978.  The record types include correspondence, citations of legal precedents, staff research reports, memoranda, published materials, presentations, and outside submissions.  Most of the correspondence is incoming and expresses the views of "ordinary citizens," as well as "experts," on the subjects under study by the Commission.  The legal precedents cover both Florida's and other states' cases of constitutional court decisions.  Presentations and outside submissions were made to the Commission in order to create or outline proposed constitutional articles, sections, or amendments.
    Most of the published material covers the constitutions of other states and/or the scholarly concepts of constitutional creation or revision.  Also included are press clippings that describe the Commission's activities and editorial comments on the need for adoption or rejection of certain aspects of the revision.
    These records are fairly complete except for:  Article I, sections 5, 8, 10 and 19; Article II, sections 2 and 6; Article III, sections 5, 9, 12, and 18; Article V, sections 13, 17, and 19; Article VI, section 5; Article VII, sections 8 and 13; Article VIII, section 3; Article IX, section 3; Article X, sections 2, 8, 9, and 12; and Article XII, sections 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, and 8.
Finding Aids: Folder listing available; additional indexes available at the Archives.
Additional Physical Form: Microfilm.
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Subject Access Fields: Constitution revisions.
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