Senator encourages local students to enter contest

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High school students from Senator Jeff Stone’s 28th California Senate District are being encouraged to propose legislation that may become law in California.

“There ought to be a law” is open to all high school students in the 28th Senate District. The contest encourages students to submit ideas for improving the quality of life in Riverside County and the State of California.

“By asking our high school students to propose new laws, I am hoping to tap into their bright, inquisitive minds and also to inspire them to get involved in politics and public service,” said Senator Stone. “I am looking for proposed legislation that addresses issues on both the local and statewide level.”

The deadline for students to submit their proposed legislation is Dec. 7. The entry form can be downloaded at senate.ca.gov/stone.

“I will choose at least one of the entries and begin the process of creating legislation to be considered by the California Senate and Assembly and, hopefully, signed by the Governor,” said Senator Stone.

In early 2019, Senator Stone will visit the school of the author of the winning entry to further discuss details of the legislation. The winner and a parent will be invited to Sacramento to testify on behalf of their proposed legislation.

High school principals, teachers and staff can contact Senator Stone’s Communications Director John Hunneman for additional information at 951-894-3530 or john.hunneman@sen.ca.gov.

Jeff Stone represents California’s 28th Senate District. The district, which is entirely in Riverside County, stretches from the vineyards of the Temecula Valley to the Colorado River and includes the cities of Blythe, Canyon Lake, Cathedral City, Coachella, Desert Hot Springs, Indian Wells, Indio, Lake Elsinore, La Quinta, Murrieta, Temecula, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage and Wildomar.

For more information visit, senate.ca.gov/stone or facebook.com/senatorjeffstone.

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