There Ought to be a Law!!!

Senator Stone Encourages High School Students to Propose NEW Legislation

Have you ever said to yourself, “There Ought to be a law…”?

Once again in 2019, high school students from Senator Stone’s 28th California Senate District are encouraged to propose legislation that may become law in California.

“There Ought to be a Law” is open to all high school students – grades 9-12 – in the 28th Senate District. The contest encourages students to submit ideas for improving the quality of life in Riverside County and the State of California.

“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.

Past winners of the competition include Roberto Ortega, a senior at Shadow Hills High School in Indio. His proposed law, Senate Bill 583 – the California Financial Literacy Act – would provide young people with the tools they need to handle their finances responsibly.

Roberto Ortega

Alyson White, a senior at Rancho Mirage High School, was also a winner of the competition. Her proposed law would have increased the penalties for those who abuse animals.

Alyson White

Both Alyson and Roberto were guests of Senator Stone in Sacramento where each testified before a Senate sub-committee.

The deadline for students to submit their proposed legislation is December 20, 2019.  For more information and an entry form visit: www.Senate.Ca.Gov/Stone.


This contest is open to all high school students in the 28th Senate District

You can submit an application online by filling out and submitting the form below. Please note that some form fields below can be expanded for longer answers by dragging the bottom down.

You can also download/print the application if you prefer to mail it in, or work on it offline and send by email later.

Please attach proposed language, if any. Be as detailed as possible.
If so, please include the author, bill number, and outcome of the legislation:
Please include any studies, reports, newspaper articles, personal experience, or anecdotal evidence relating to your proposal.
Please describe any financial impacts (i.e., costs, savings, or revenue) you anticipate may be associated with your proposal.