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

Well now high school students from Sen. Jeff Stone’s 28th California Senate District are being encouraged to propose legislation that may become law in California.

“There Ought to be a Law” is open to all high school students in grades nine through 12 in Stone’s Senate District. The contest encourages students to submit ideas for improving the quality of life in Riverside County and 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,” Stone said. “I am looking for proposed legislation that addresses issues on both the local and statewide levels.”

People of all ages are always welcome to submit proposals for new legislation to Stone’s office. In fact, the best laws often come from the ideas and experiences of working families, small business owners, senior citizens, veterans and others, his press release said.

The deadline for students to submit their proposed legislation is Nov. 30, 2015.

Find the entry form on the senator’s website at www.Senate.CA.Gov/Stone.

“I will choose at least one of the entries and begin the process of creating legislation to be considered by the California Senate and Assembly and, hopefully, signed by the governor,” Stone said.

During the spring of 2016, Stone will visit the school of the author of the winning entry or entries to further discuss the details of the legislation.

High school principals, teachers and staff may contact John Hunneman, Stone’s communications director, for more information. Contact him at [email protected] or 951-894-3530.