Assemblymember Cristina Garcia is hosting the first “There Ought to Be a Law” contest for residents of the 58th Assembly District.
The district serves the cities of Cerritos and Artesia. Constituents in the cities are invited to submit ideas and proposals for a new state law, according to a new release issued by Garcia’s office.
Residents are encouraged to submit suggestions on a wide range of issues that can be addressed by legislation and would improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods throughout the state of California.
High school and college students in the 58th Assembly District are especially to participate.
“I want my constituents to have a voice and an opportunity to be a part of the process a bill idea goes through in Sacramento,” Garcia said through a news release. “I encourage my constituents to share with me their bill ideas, inspired by their daily experiences - ideas that will make California better.”
Previous contest entries submitted to legislators across the state have included laws that have cracked down on misleading floral advertising, a bill that enables individuals who vote by mail to confirm that their ballots were counted and a measure that created a pilot program to link the state’s community colleges with local chambers of commerce to promote business development and job creation.
The assemblymember will choose one winner who will have the opportunity to travel to Sacramento, testify before an Assembly Committee on the merits of the bill, and have lunch with Garcia.
Submissions will be accepted by e-mail, mail or fax. The deadline for entries is Friday, Jan. 17.
Applications can be submitted online.
They may also be faxed to (562) 861-5158, or mailed to Office of Assemblymember Garcia, 8255 Firestone Blvd. Suite 203, Downey, CA 90241
Staffers ask anyone with questions to call the district office (562) 861-5803.