Sunday, November 30, 2014

Some laws you want changed?

 The Daily Journal, 11/29/14, "Government watch/State government."

Thumbs up, that's a good law!
"State Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, announced his seventh annual bill idea contest “Oughta Be A Law ... Or Not” whose past winners have testified on behalf of their idea before the Legislature and in some cases seen their ideas signed into law.

The contest is open to all constituents of the 13th District and asks for ideas of new laws or repealing or revising one already on the books. ... The deadline is Jan. 16 and applications can be submitted by email to, faxed to the district office at 212-3320, or mailed to 1528 S. El Camino Real, Suite 303, San Mateo, CA 94402." 

Reference - CA State Senator Jerry Hill's Office, "There Oughta Be a Law... Or Not."  "Welcome to my "Oughta Be A Law...Or Not" constituent bill idea contest for 2015. The contest is open to all constituents of the 13th Senate District and allows residents to submit their ideas for improving the quality of life in our community and/or the state of California. Ideas can vary from local community improvements to statewide reforms. Applicants can create new laws or repeal / revise laws already on the books. I will select a winner in February and work toward implementing the reform during the legislative session. Applications can be submitted online and are due by January 16, 2015." Click here for an application (Word document),  Click here for an application (PDF) .  The reference link includes laws that have been added or changed through this contest. 

RelatedState Senator Jerry Hill's Office, Senate District 13.  "SD 13 is based on an almost complete nesting of AD 22 and AD 24 and consists of the remainder of San Mateo County south of SD 11 and northern Santa Clara County, including the sister cities of Mountain View and Sunnyvale. This district keeps the San Mateo coastline from Pacifica to the Ano Nuevo State Reserve and peninsula cities from South San Francisco to Sunnyvale together. South San Francisco is the only city split to achieve population equality."  The website face page includes 2010 census demographic and voting information.  

Note photograph by Rich Pedroncelli/Associated Press from a Los Angeles Times article. 

Posted by Kathy Meeh

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