There Oughta Be a Law
Each fall, Senator Simitian kicks off his annual “There Oughta Be A Law” contest and invites constituents (and other Californians) to submit ideas for a new law, or to take an existing law off the books. At least one contest winner is selected, and his or her idea is introduced the following spring as a legislative proposal. Since 2001, 18 “Oughta” entries have been signed into law.
Contest winners are invited to the State Capitol for lunch with State Senator Simitian and will have an opportunity to testify on behalf of their bill at a formal hearing. Each winner will also receive a California State flag that has been flown over the Capitol. But the real prize is knowing that your idea has the potential of becoming law for 38 million Californians.
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