The New York State Bar Association is calling for a state Constitutional Convention, because New York “should not forfeit this rare, generational opportunity to modernize and significantly improve the Constitution that forms the foundation of state government.”For more on the Constitutional Convention process, click here.
On November 7, New Yorkers will vote on whether to authorize a Constitutional Convention which, if approved, would be the state's 10th Constitutional Convention since 1777.
At its June 17, 2017 meeting in Cooperstown, the Association's House of Delegates voted 111 to 28 (with one member abstaining) to endorse a Constitutional Convention, or “ConCon.” A day earlier, its Executive Committee voted unanimously to support a convention.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
New York State Bar Association supports a Constitutional Convention
The New York State Bar Association supports a Constitutional Convention to restructure the NYS judiciary, enhance voter participation and modernize and streamline the New York State constitution: