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DeSaulnier Launches Third Annual "There Oughta be a Law" Contest

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Location: Sacramento, CA


Seantor [sic] Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) kicked off his third annual "There Oughta Be a Law" contest today. The contest invites members of the community from the 7th Senate District to submit ideas for new state legislation.

"Over the last two years of this program, we have passed legislation to improve parking for disabled Californians and save the lives of animals abandoned during foreclosure. Our constituents have seen needs within their communities and helped us to make a difference in everyday lives," said DeSaulnier.

The contest winner may have the opportunity to testify at a hearing on their bill in the State Capitol, and could have the submitted bill idea become law. The contest winner will also have lunch with DeSaulnier in the Capitol. "But most importantly," said DeSaulnier, "the creator of the chosen idea sees how the bill process works and gets a unique view of the inner workings of state government."

Application forms for this year's contest may be obtained via email or telephone request to Senator DeSaulnier's district office: or (925) 602-6593. The form can also be downloaded from the Senator's Facebook page. The deadline for all entries is February 15, 2009.

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