Have ideas on what should become a law in order to improve communities throughout the state? Assemblyman Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) wants to know.
Wieckowski is holding his annual contest entitled "There Ought to be a Law," which encourages community members in the 25th Assembly District to submit ideas and proposals for new state legislation that could help improve communities, according to a press release.
"This is a way to promote civic engagement and give people the opportunity to see the inner workings of the Capitol and the legislative process up close," Wieckowski said in the press release.
According to the press release:
The contest is open to residents of the 25th Assembly District and people of all ages are encouraged to enter, especially students and youth. . The contest winner will have the opportunity to travel to Sacramento, testify before an Assembly Committee on the merits of the bill, receive a commendation, and have lunch with the Assemblymember.
Anyone who is interested in taking part in the contest can visit http://asmdc.org/members/a25/there-ought-to-be-a-law to participate and to find out more information. Entries must be submitted by Friday, Feb. 15.
More from the press release:
Assemblymember Wieckowski’s 2012 “There Ought to be a Law” contest winner was Dirk Lorenz, owner of Fremont Flowers. His idea was introduced as Assembly Bill 1581 and was signed by Governor Brown. The bill sought to assist local florists by combating consumer deception by large non-local companies who use local numbers and names in their advertisements. The new law requires floral retailers who use local phone numbers or a local name to include their address and notice of their place of business in their advertisements.
Assemblymember Wieckowski represents the 25th Assembly District, which includes the cities of Fremont, Newark, Milpitas, San Jose and Santa Clara.