Local students invited to enter law contest


Senator Jeff Stone invites high school students in the 28th Senate District to propose legislation that may become law in California. “There ought to be a law” contest encourages students to submit ideas for improving the quality of life in Riverside County and the State of California. The deadline for submissions is Dec. 7. The entry form can be downloaded at senate.ca.gov/stone.

“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.”

Senator Stone will choose at least one of the entries and begin the process of creating legislation to be considered by the California Senate and Assembly with the hopes of it being signed by the governor. 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.