The last time the state held a constitutional convention, Bobby Kennedy was senator. That was in 1967. The last time a constitutional convention met and voters actually ratified it’s result, was 75 years ago. It was in 1938, at the height of the Great Depression.
Now voters will have another chance, in November 2017, to decide whether they want to hold another one.
Constitutional convention expert and SUNY New Paltz Dean Gerald Benjamin says if the “stars align” for approval, it will be largely up to one factor.