Proposed Legislative Amendment on Attorney General

Amendment Purpose: 
1967 Constitutional Convention Amendment: Legislature must provide provide protection against unfair sales, marketing and financing practices
Summary of Amendment: 
  • Directs legislature to provide for protection and education of the public against unfair sales, marketing and financing practices. 

Article I

Bill of Rights

Section 7. The legislature is authorized to provide for the protection and education of the people of the state against unfair, inequitable or dishonest sales, marketing and financing practices. 

Legislative Amendment Text: 

Article 1

Bill of Rights

§ 12. The protection and education of the people of the state against unfair, inequitable or dishonest sales, marketing and financing practices are and shall continue to be state concerns. Any person who purchases goods or service in this state shall be fully informed in a reasonable manner of the precise quantity, the total purchase price including all credit, service or other fees, and all other material conditions of such sale. The legislature shall provide for the implementation of this section.

Legislative History: 

In 1967, the New York State Constitutional Convention proposed a whole new Constitution that contained this provision and these changes to a vote of the people of the State of New York at the General Election asking "Shall the proposed new Constitution, adopted by the Constitutional Convention, and the Resolution submitting same, be approved?"  The Constitution as a whole was voted down by the people, which included these changes. 

Learn more on our page devoted to the 1967 Convention.  The Proceedings of the Convention are available from the New York State Library and you can downloadhttp://effectiveny.org/sites/all/modules/contrib/extlink/extlink.png); background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: initial; background-position: 100% 50%; background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat; "> a PDF copy of the Constitution proposed by the 1967 Constitutional Convention.

 

 

 

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