NYS Senator: I’m Opposed to Constitutional Convention

New Yorkers will get to vote on whether a constitutional convention will be held to make improvements to the state constitution. This is something that comes along every twenty years, and State Senator David Carlucci opposes holding a Constitutional Convention, because special interests could pour lots of money to influence changes to the constitution that may or may not have gotten through standard processes…

Audio clip: David Carlucci

Carlucci said making changes to the constitution is a lengthy process that takes research, debate and discussion, instead of the Pandora’s Box a convention could become. According to The New York Times, the last constitutional convention was held in 1967 at the request of the Legislature, but its recommendations were turned down by voters, who also rejected conventions in ‘77 and ‘97. The last convention that voters wanted took place in 1938.

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