SAN MATEO (CBS SF) — State Assemblyman Jerry Hill is encouraging his Peninsula constituents to submit ideas for new laws.

Residents have until Jan. 1 to enter the San Mateo legislator’s fourth annual “Oughta Be a Law … or Not” contest.

Hill will select a winner and then introduce legislation based on the chosen idea. Submissions can range from proposals for local community improvements to statewide reforms.

The winner will have a chance to testify in Sacramento at a hearing on the legislation.

“This is a great opportunity for constituents to participate in our democracy and learn about the legislative process,” Hill said in a statement.

Applications can be obtained on Hill’s website at

Once filled out, they can be e-mailed to:, faxed to the San Mateo district office at (650) 341-4676 or mailed to the district office at 1528 South El Camino Real, Suite 302, San Mateo, CA 94402.

(Copyright 2011 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed)

  1. Law says:

    Nancy Pelosi Is Spending Her Christmas In A $10,000-A-Night Suite
    Let’s have alas preventing this kind of elitist nonsense.

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