The self-help industry is fractured and unregulated. There is no internal licensing body or professional organization to ensure that providers in the industry are operating with basic standards, or to step in when self-help practitioners have harmed customers. There is a need for legislative action in order create some level of consumer safety.
SEEK has begun working with legislators in New York to address these issues.
Who we’ve met:
Sandy Galef, New York State Assemblywoman 19th district. Meetings and cable show interview on April 24, 2015.
Paul Tonko, United States Congressional Representative for New York’s 20th District. Meeting on May 31, 2016
James Skoufis, New York State Assemblyman for the 99th district. Meetings May 12, 2016 and August 29, 2016 to discuss possible legislation which will then be presented for review by the Attorney General.
Information given to the Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman to consider consumer protection in this industry.