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September 5, 2001

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Jamille Moens at (916) 651-4011


SACRAMENTO – Assemblyman Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto) announced today his first annual “There Oughta Be a Law” contest.  Beginning Friday, September 14th, Simitian will be accepting entries – ideas for new legislation – from his constituents in the 21st Assembly District.

“Some of the best ideas I hear for new legislation come directly from the folks who live and work in the 21st Assembly District,” said Simitian.  “If you’ve ever had a great idea for a new law, or if you’ve ever thought to yourself, ‘You know, there oughta be a law about that,’ then I hope you’ll participate in this contest.”

In late October, Simitian will declare at least one contest winner and will plan to introduce the legislative proposal as a bill in the 2002 legislative session.  The winner will be invited to the State Capitol to have lunch with Simitian and will have an opportunity to testify on behalf of their bill at a formal hearing.  The winner will also receive a California State flag that has been flown over the Capitol.

To participate in the contest, please call Simitian’s district office at (650) 688-6330 or email Simitian at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for an entry form.  Completed entries are due by Monday, October 15th.