LaMalfa's spoof bill deadline set
Sen. Doug LaMalfa, R-Richvale, reminds residents in his district the deadline for the first annual "There Ought Not To Be A Law" contest is 11:59 p.m. on Monday.
LaMalfa has presented the contest in what he calls "a pledge to cut red tape and frivolous spending that created California's $24 billion budget deficit."
He is asking anyone within his district that knows of a law that is excessive, expensive or even downright silly, to submit their entry in the contest.
"This is your chance to help me reform Sacramento and I'm hoping to hear from you soon," said LaMalfa. "I've received many great suggestions, but I want as many North State residents to participate as possible."
LaMalfa will choose one idea to introduce as part of his 2011 legislative bill package in February.
The person submitting the chosen idea will be invited to join him for lunch and will receive a California flag that has been flown over the Capitol.
Proposals may be submitted by filling out a simple form on Senator LaMalfa's Web site at www.senate.ca.gov/lamalfa by the deadline. The contest winner will be announced later this month.